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Tuesday, 19 November

Megatrends - Globalisation And Building Services

Megatrends

In the last of its series of four 'Megatrends' White Papers, BSRIA has explored how globalisation is affecting almost every aspect of life and business - and building services.

The paper explores and analyses the four principle drivers of globalisation in the economic, political and cultural spheres and the technology that is enabling and accelerating the whole process. It also examines the many ways in which these drivers interact, often reinforcing each other.

It also looks at the developments which are working against globalisation or at least slowing it down ('slowbalisation') or changing its character. It acknowledges areas of contention such as the environment where different aspects of globalisation are having a positive or a negative effect.

Finally, the paper examines the key ways in which globalisation is already affecting building services and how it may do so in future, drawing on BSRIA research into these areas and helping both business leaders and building specialists to prepare for this.

 

Author's notes

Henry Lawson, author of the paper said: “What struck me most when I was researching and writing this, is how globalisation works its way into almost every aspect of our work and our personal lives, not to mention the big political issues. I also found it fascinating to delve further into the origins of globalisation, which go back a lot further than many people seem to think and which are key to understanding what is happening today.

As someone whose main focus is building services, I found that the impact of globalisation goes even beyond the expected areas. It also underlines to me the importance of the kind of global research and analysis that BSRIA has been focussing on for many years.”

 

Get yours now

Whether you see globalisation as an opportunity or a threat or whether you simply want a clearer view of its complexities, this White Paper will be interesting reading.

Picture: Megatrends: Globalisation is available from the BSRIA Bookshop. To get your copy - Click Here

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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