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FACET 3 TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES AROUND THE WORLD Technological developments are irreversible. The biggest question is how fast technology will change between now and say 2020, and how that change can be properly managed. Technology enables almost anything to be done; deciding what to do becomes the critical skill. Our ability to perceive and interact with complicated, remote and, either huge or tiny, abstract or concrete things will be unprecedented. Technology gives us more and more access to information, so life gets more and more chaotic.

The construction sector has not been good at applying technologies from other industries, and frequently duplication of effort occurs. There must be a balance between technology push and market pull, which is reflected in enterprises' profits. New technology does not guarantee profits, but it can offer competitive advantage. The development of new products and processes cannot be divorced from the development of codes and standards. Keywords: technology, competitive advantage, construction sector.

Japan was one of the first countries to take a futures perspective, a process that is often called 'Foresight'. There are three ways to look at the future: forecasting, assessment, and foresight. Forecasting makes probabilistic predictions of future developments; assessment anticipates future societal impacts of known new and existing technologies; and foresight identifies present science and technology priorities in the light of hypothetical projections of future economic and societal developments.

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