Outlooks

Below a searchable collection of free downloadable publications that are focussed on (aspects of) research and innovation for building and construction and that have the characteristics of one or more of the following types of documents: technology outlook; (future looking) vision document; industry (or sector) scenario, forecast or foresight document; scoping study; (industry or sector policy) white paper; strategic research (or R&D) agenda; and (forward looking) state-of-the-art analysis.


Country Written or Published by Year Keywords Title
Australia 2008 Sustainability Capitalising on the Building Sector's Potential to Lessen the Costs of a Broad Based GHG Emissions Cut
2008 Sustainability The Second Plank - Building a Low Carbon Economy with Energy Efficient Buildings
2004 Sector / Industry Construction 2020: A vision for Australia's Property and Construction Industry
2007 ICT Offsite Manufacture in Australia: Current State and Future Directions
2005 ICT The Building and Construction Industry Technology Roadmap
2009 Productivity Economic Analysis of Building and Construction Industry Productivity: 2009 Report
Canada 2003 Intelligent Buildings Technology Roadmap for Intelligent Buildings
2008 Sustainability Bright Green Buildings - Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings
2003 Sector / Industry The Housing Construction Industry: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century
2005 Sustainability Sustainable Community Planning and Development: Design Charrette Planning Guide
2004 Energy Emerging Energy-Saving Technologies and Practices for the Buildings Sector
2008 Labour Construction Looking Forward, An Assessment of Construction Labour Markets from 2009 to 2017
2009 Energy Integrated Community Energy Solutions - A Roadmap for Action
2004 Infrastructure Civil Infrastructure Systems Technology Roadmap 2003-2013
2008 Sustainability Sustainable Development Strategy 2007-2009
2008 Wood Advanced Wood Processing Skills and Technology Roadmap
Denmark 2006 Sector / Industry Making Sense - A Vision for the Danish Construction Industry
Europe 2009 Energy E2B EI - Scope and Vision
2009 Energy Research Priorities for the Definition of a Multi-Annual Roadmap and Longer Term Strategy
2005 Sector / Industry Challenging and Changing Europe's Built Environment
2005 Sustainability Quality of Life - Towards a Sustainable Built Environment
2005 Sector / Industry Strategic Research Agenda for the European Construction Sector
2005 Underground Construction Strategic Research Agenda for the European Underground Construction Sector
2005 Cities and Buildings Vision 2030 & Strategic Research Agenda: Focus Area Cities and Buildings
2005 Materials Vision 2030 & Strategic Research Agenda: Focus Area Materials
2005 Infrastructure Vision 2030 & Strategic Research Agenda: Focus Area Networks
2008 Cultural Heritage Vision 2030 & Strategic Research Agenda: Focus Area Cultural Heritage
2008 ICT Vision 2030 & Strategic Research Agenda: Focus Area Processes and ICT
2009 Sector / Industry Sectoral Innovation Foresight: Construction (version 3.0)
2003 ICT Construction ICT Roadmap
2007 ICT Strategic Roadmaps and Implementation Actions for ICT in Construction
Finland 2008 ICT Roadmap for ICT-based Opportunities in the Development of the Built Environment
Malaysia 2010 Revaluing Construction Revaluing Construction Workshop Report - Workshop Organised in conjunction with Construction Industry Achievement, CIRAIC 2009
Netherlands 2009 Energy Energy Innovation Agenda
2009 Culture Durf 1: Culture and Behaviour
2009 Consumers Durf 2: Building for Consumers
2009 Collaboration Durf 3: Collaboration and Integration of the Chain
2009 Tendering Durf 4: Tendering Procedures and Benchmarking
2009 ICT Durf 5: ICT and Construction
2009 Education Durf 6: Knowledge and Education
2009 Innovation Durf 7: Practical Projects
2009 Sector / Industry Durf 8: Outlook for the Construction Sector
New Zealand 2009 Sector / Industry Building the Future - Four Visions of the New Zealand Built Environment in 2025 (Full Report)
2009 Sector / Industry Building the Future - Four Visions of the New Zealand Built Environment in 2025 (Summary)
2009 Sector / Industry Building the Future - STEEP Analysis Compendium
2009 Urban Development Report and Recommendations of the Urban Taskforce - Building and Construction Sector
2009 Productivity Report of the Building and Construction Sector Productivity Taskforce
2010 Sector / Industry Industry Needs Survey - A study of expected information needs that will be required by the wider building industry
South Africa 2004 Sector / Industry South Africa Construction Industry Status Report 2004
2007 Skills Skills for Infrastructure Delivery in South Africa
2007 Materials The Building and Construction Materials Sector; Challenges and Opportunities
2009 Health and Safety Construction Health and Safety in South Africa: Status and Recommendations
2009 Climate Change South African Report on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Potentials from Buildings
2008 Sector / Industry South African Construction Industry Technology Foresight Study
2006 Energy State of Energy in South African Cities 2006
Sweden 2008 Sustainability Sustainability by Sweden - Perspectives on Urban Governance
United Kingdom 2008 Sector / Industry Building a Client-Oriented, Knowledge-Based, Value-Driven Industry: Scoping Study
2008 ICT ICT and Automation (ICTA): Scoping Study
2008 Sustainability Reduced Resource Consumption in the Built Environment Construction Industry: Scoping Study
2008 Sector / Industry Research Priorities for the UK Built Environment - Advancing research and innovation for the built environment
2009 Sector / Industry Never Waste a Good Crisis - A Review of Progress since Rethinking Construction and Thoughts for Our Future
2008 Sector / Industry Anticipating Tomorrow: the Future of the European Construction Industry
2008 Energy Powering our Lives: Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment - Final Project Report
2009 ICT Future Generation of IT: Vision Planning Workshop Report
United States 2003 Earthquake Securing Society against Catastrophic Earthquake Losses: A Research and Outreach Plan in Earthquake Engineering
2008 Earthquake NEHRP - Strategic Plan for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
2004 Technology Capital Projects Technology Roadmapping Initiative
2008 Energy Federal Research and Development Agenda for Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Green Buildings
2009 ICT Cost Analysis of Inadequate Interoperability in the U.S. Capital Facilities Industry
2009 Sector / Industry Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry
International 1999 Sustainability Agenda 21 on Sustainable Construction
2005 Revaluing Construction Revaluing Construction - A Global CIB Agenda
2010 ICT CIB White Paper on IDDS - Integrated Design & Delivery Solutions
2010 Sector / Industry Emerging from the Global Economic Crisis: Delivering Recovery through a Sustainable Construction Industry
2010 Industrialisation New Perspective in Industrialisation in Construction - A State-of-the-Art Report click here
2010 General Review of CIB Collected Outlook Reports
2013 Consumers Research Roadmap - Clients and Users in Construction - Report click here
2013 Consumers Research Roadmap - Clients and Users in Construction - Summary click here
2013 ICT Research Roadmap - Integrated Design & Delivery Solutions(IDDS) - Report click here
2013 ICT Research Roadmap - Integrated Design & Delivery Solutions(IDDS) - Summary click here
2013 Industrialisation Research Roadmap - Offsite Production and Manufacturing - Report click here
2013 Industrialisation Research Roadmap - Offsite Production and Manufacturing - Summary click here
2013 Safety - Safety & Health - Occupational Health Research Roadmap - W099-Safety and Health in Construction - Report for Consultation click here
2005 Performance Based Building Performance Based Building R&D Roadmap
2007 ICT Report of the International Workshop on Global Roadmap and Strategic Actions for ICT in Construction
2001 Sustainability Agenda 21 for Sustainable Construction in Developing Countries
2008 Energy Strategic Plan 2007-2012 - Towards Near-Zero Primary Energy Use & Carbon Emissions in Buildings & Communities
2007 Sustainability Vision and Research Roadmap for Future Sustainable Buildings and Communities
2008 Sustainability Global Green Building Trends: Market Growth and Perspectives from Around the World
2008 Market Key Trends in the European and U.S. Construction Marketplace
2009 Innovation Cities of the Future: Pioneering Innovation in the Gulf Countries of the Middle East
2009 ICT SmartMarket Report: The Business Value of BIM
2010 ICT The Business Value of BIM in Europe - Getting Building Information Modeling to the Bottom Line in the United Kingdom, France and
2010 ICT Understanding Perceptions and Usage Patterns of BIM Software Among Key Player Segments in the UK, France and Germany
2007 Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change - Status, Challenges and Opportunities
2009 Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change - Summary for Decision-Makers
2011 Sustainability Green Economy - Chapter "Buildings: Investing in Energy and Resource Efficiency"
2007 Energy Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Business realities and opportunities - Full Report
2007 Energy Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Business realities and opportunities - Summary Report