Examples of research publications and projects since 1990 are:
Scenario planning at the BMI Strategic Forum, pulls together the perceptions of about 50 – 60 participants from diverse disciplines in the building industry’s task- and remote-environment.
The BMI-BRSCU Strategic Forum is a powerful think tank, with the 50 – 60 participants, drawn from 40 of the most important organisations and associations in the building industry. The membership firms include construction, distribution, finance, development agencies and the major associations.
This group meets three times per annum and is provided with information on trends in the environment including socio-political developments and the macro- and micro economy with particular reference to the building industry. The input is provided by an experienced scenario team. The input at the quarterly meetings is followed by the identification and discussion of strategic issues, structural changes in the industry, trend breaks and future scenarios.
This is a unique, multi-disciplinary process, which does not exist in any other industry in the country. It follows a systems thinking and scenario planning approach which takes into account the linkages and the interdependencies of the industry with the political, economic, social and technological environment. The network of carefully selected associates of BMI-BRSCU is successful organisations which conduct sound research and this information is purchased by BMI-BRSCU, analysed and value added, based on experience and judgement.