Ageing - a new potential for European construction sector

Heidi Siekkinen

Research output: Book/ReportReport


Study focuses on the fact that populations of EU15 countries are getting older. Thus housing related needs of this ageing population are gaining ever more weight. This is a great challenge and an oppurtunity for the construction sector as it is important to build new residential houses and to renovate the existing buildings so that the buildings are cabaple of fulfilling these needs. The study examines this new market potential from the poist of view of the housing stock and the ageing segment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Commissioning bodyEuropean Union (EU)
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)952-5004-40-6
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


  • ageing
  • construction business
  • housing stock


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