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Foresight services for the construction industry business environment

VTT offers impartial, independent foresight services for construction, space requirement supply and demand, and technologies. The services enable companies and the public sector to grasp opportunities, address future challenges and manage risks.

The offering of foresight services is based on our customers’ needs. The target markets are Finland, and through networks, Western and Eastern Europe (EUROCONSTRUCT), Asia, the United States and the global construction market. In the last few years, interest has been raised in Russia and the Baltic countries, for example. In addition to Finnish companies, international real estate and construction industry players have shown an interest in this particular market.

Foresight research can involve the investigation of quantities, resources, prices and costs, competitiveness, the spreading of technologies or the effects of changes. The service is tailored according to customers’ needs.

At its simplest, the question is about information required in order to support strategic or operative decision-making. At its broadest, the service involves in-depth research exploring the future, threats and opportunities facing the real estate and construction industry (e.g. infrastructure, repair, building engineering and construction machinery).

We carry out foresight research in collaboration with our customers to ensure that the customer can exploit the benefits of new knowledge in its business. Many players rely on systematic foresight cooperation with VTT in their decision-making.

VTT has been developing methods, models and other tools for foresight research since the 1970s. Thanks to in-depth knowledge of different industries and technologies and cooperation with different customer sectors, VTT is even capable of implementing challenging foresight projects.

Most of VTT’s foresight services are confidential assignments commissioned by companies. Public projects include a.o. Housing Needs Until 2025, The Future of Renovation and roadmap projects.


Additional information

Pekka Pajakkala
Vice President, Chief Research Scientist
+358 20 722 3404

Terttu Vainio
Senior Research Scientist
+358 20 722 3419

Markku Riihimäki
Senior Research Scientist, Team Leader
+358 20 722 3453

Additional information

Pekka Pajakkala
Vice President, Chief Research Scientist
+358 20 722 3404

Terttu Vainio
Senior Research Scientist
+358 20 722 3419

Markku Riihimäki
Senior Research Scientist, Team Leader
+358 20 722 3453