Ignatov & Company Group - Construction - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Construction since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, Technology, and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies responsible for construction market and safety/standard regulation, several large state-run and private construction holdings, large architect firms, specialized contractors (fabricators and installers), suppliers of engineering machinery, producers of construction materials, realty agencies, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in Construction markets:

  • Residential construction
    • Multi-storey buildings
    • Detached and semi-detached housing
    • Residential development markets
  • Non-residential construction
    • Office construction (including governmental buildings)
    • Commercial construction (retail outlets, supermarkets, etc.)
    • Public spaces (including schools, hospitals, stadiums, etc.)
  • Industrial construction
    • Manufacturing facilities
    • Warehouses
    • Cold store facilities
    • Food-processing facilities
    • Agricultural buildings
  • Infrastructure construction
    • Automotive roads
    • Railroads
    • Road and railroad bridges, pedestrian bridges
    • Airports
    • Sea and river ports, berths, wet and dry docks
    • Water channels, dams, embankments
    • Pipelines (oil, gas, water, liquid and gaseous chemicals)
    • Coal and bulk mineral long-distance conveyors
  • Construction materials
    • Bulk construction minerals (sand, aggregate stone, limestone, powder, etc.)
    • Clays
    • Cement
    • Concrete and ferroconcrete (reinforced concrete)
    • Brick and other wall materials
    • Roofing materials (tile, membrane, etc.)
    • Flat glass
    • Doors (wood, plastic, glass, etc.)
    • Window and door framing (wood, PVC, Alu, etc.)
    • Façades (ACM, Alu, etc.)
    • Thermo insulation (fiberglass, mineral wool, foamed plastics, other)
    • Hydro and vapor insulation materials (membrane, plastics, etc.)
    • Wood board (MDF, OSB, particle board, fiber board, plywood/veneer, etc.)
    • Metal parts and components for construction
    • Coatings
    • Pipes (metal plastic, fiberglass, cement, etc.)
  • Construction process
    • Formworks
    • Scaffolds
    • Piling
    • Engineering machinery for construction