surfing the sixth wave

Surfing the Sixth Wave – Interview with Markku Wilenius

Markku WileniusOn July 3, 2013, I interviewed Markku Wilenius, Senior Advisor at Finland Future Research Centre of Turku School of Economics. Markku talks about the next, sixth, wave of economics and societies that will be driven by environmental technologies, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and healthcare.

How does the sixth wave affect the construction industry? Markku believes that we’ll see a paradigm shift towards intelligent construction that uses new, environmentally sustainable  materials and is resource-efficient throughout the life cycle of the built environment.

Download Markku’s research report Surfing the Sixth Wave – Exploring the next 40 years of global change and visit his website at

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About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.


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