Future Construction Industry Trends - Page 5

METHODOLOGY The process used for this report was advancing foresight methodologies, using multiple techniques to aggregate expert opinions into the discipline of forecasting. By utilizing multiple sources of data collection such as forecast predictions, a thought leader work shop, an industry survey, and peer review, the Interlink task force was able to gather a comprehensive view of what industry leaders see as the future of the Construction Industry. InterLink’s annual 26th Regional Employer Labor Market Five-Year Forecast began as a starting point. Finally, peer reviewers analyzed the results of the thought leader session to enrich and vet the research. The research was enhanced by a workshop with North Texas Construction Industry thought leaders from a diverse range of disciplines and professional backgrounds, engaging them in exercises to identify key drivers of change and how these will shape work skill requirements. This structured and disciplined process will be followed for subsequent thought leader groups, as we research other industries, to ensure systematic and robust data collection. Thought Leaders were surveyed after the event for additional thoughts and input. It is with gratitude to InterLink’s partners in this endeavor: TEXO, AIA, CEF, the InterLink Industry Trends Task Force Leaders, and the Construction Industry Thought Leaders who made this study possible. TASK FORCE MEMBERS Chair: Tu Huynh, Vice President, Infrastructure T