Scottish construction events.

Fife breakfast briefing to help construction SMEs access finance

Resource Efficient ScotlandResource Efficient Scotland is to host a breakfast briefing event in Fife next month which focuses on how SMEs can access grant funding and loans from Zero Waste Scotland of up to £100k.

Held in association with Fife Council and Green Business Fife, the event is a must for managers, directors and owners of Scottish SMEs who are responsible for business improvement, competitiveness and sustainability.

The free event takes on October 3 from 08:45 to 10:15 at Pitbauchlie House Hotel in Dunfermline.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Find out about the latest SME loans and grants, including interest-free loans of £1k-100k.
  • Unlock new savings opportunities and revive stalled projects.
  • Hear from businesses that have already accessed the funding to see how they did it and how they have benefited.
  • Discover the free Government-funded support for SMEs that makes it easy to take advantage of the available funding.
  • Network with other leading businesses.

Book your place to find out more and learn how access to funding for resource efficiency projects can make a big difference to your business.

Bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

Edinburgh to host free District Heating workshop

District Heating Illustration v3REHAU’s free District Heating workshops will be heading to Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Wednesday, October 4th, to offer consultants, contractors, local authorities, developers and housing associations the chance to find out more about the benefits and practicalities of District Heating.

This is the last in a popular series of events where attendees to the event will hear presentations from a line-up of industry experts and take part in breakout sessions to discuss topics in more depth.

The presentations will be followed by breakout sessions and there will also be a talk from a case study, so delegates can understand how District Heating works in practice, not just theory.

Steve Richmond, head of marketing and technical for the Building Solutions division, said: “There are lots of people out there that want to know about District Heating, and our workshops offer them expert advice and information all in one day. We’ve refreshed the delivery of the workshops a little from last year, breaking content down into smaller segments, and adding in new breakout workshops so delegates can get more involved in the discussions.”

Building on the success of its events held last year, REHAU is holding District Heating workshops around the UK and Ireland throughout 2017 ending in Scotland.

The last event in the series of workshops is to take place from 9am until 2pm at Dynamic Earth, Ozone Biosphere, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.

To book your place at the Edinburgh workshop, please contact or for further details log on to

Due to the popularity of these events, it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

Free tickets to The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Homebuilding logoClaim two free tickets for The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, the go-to consumer exhibition for self-builders, home renovators and improvers, when it returns to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21 – 22 October 2017.

Is your goal this year to tackle that extension?

Are you halfway through updating your interiors?

Maybe you’ve been dreaming of building a secure, sustainable house from scratch?

A visit to the Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show in Edinburgh this October will give you practical help to turn your plans into reality.

HomebuildingSwap months of scouring the internet for face-to-face consultations, and expert advice.  You can pick up useful hints and tips from the experts at 8 free daily advice seminars, over 20 masterclasses.

There’s also free expert advice at The Advice Centre, where you can take your plans, outline drawings or ideas and speak to architects, builders and planning experts as well as one of the Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine team.

The show is taking place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh on October 21 – 22 October 2017. Opening hours: Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 4.30pm. Tickets are £8 advance (available till 3pm on Friday 20 October) and £12 on the door and are available on 08744 858 6754.

Under 16s go free.

For more information of tickets visit

To claim your two free tickets and save £24 visit 

RICS Building Surveying Conference, Scotland


16 November 2017, Hampden Park, Glasgow

The RICS annual Building Surveying Conference, Scotland returns to Hampden Park, Glasgow on 16 November 2017 with an industry-leading group of speakers and content. This one-day conference will keep you up-to-date with the latest technical information, legal guidance and economic forecasts. A key theme will be to examine the trends that impact the sector and the challenges and opportunities they will present, including modern methods of construction and technology. Other sessions will include:

  • Hear about the latest economic update from Gordon Nelson, Director, Federation of Master Builders
  • Twenty-four months on from the publication of CDM 2015, review the guidance and assess improved approaches to health and safety in the construction industry led by George Inglis, Project Director, Currie and Brown
  • Benefit from need to know sessions on legal case law update. Hear a legal roundup that will cover the essential issues for surveyors, including professional negligence, repairs and dilapidations by Alan McMillan, Partner, Burness Paul LLP and Sandra Cassels, Partner, BTO Solicitors who will lead a session on the changes to NEC4 and JCT construction contracts and the proposed changes and timelines.

For further details on the full programme, including detailed sessions and speakers, visit the website and download the brochure.

Event details and how to register

Date and location: 16 November 2017, Hampden Park, Glasgow

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

CPD Hours: 5.5

Register your place via the website

Call the conference team on: 020 7695 1600

Advertorial: CECA Scotland Emerging Talent Awards

2018 CECA Scot AwardsEvery year CECA Scotland celebrates the achievements of young people in the civil engineering sector through our Emerging Talent Awards.

We are now looking for entries for the 2018 Awards, which will be presented at the Annual CECA Scotland Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Glasgow on 22nd February 2018.

The following awards are now open to qualifying employees of CECA Scotland members:

  • Most Promising Apprentice (This award focuses on candidates undertaking apprenticeships in general construction operations, highways maintenance, road building, plant operations and plant maintenance)
  • Most Promising Technician
  • Most Promising New Entrant Trainee Civil Engineer
  • Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor

The winners of each category will receive a certificate and cheque for £500.

You can watch a short video of the 2017 Awards Ceremony and interviews with our winners here: 

How to apply?

If you wish to submit an entry, please email Grahame Barn, CECA Scotland Chief Executive for further details of the entry criteria in each category and an application form.  All forms must be completed and returned to, no later than midday on Friday 1st December 2017.

About CECA Scotland

CECA Scotland is the sole trade body for Scotland’s civil engineering contractors and represents over 80% of the industry. If your company is interested in becoming a CECA Scotland member, please contact us for details of membership criteria and benefits. We look forward to hearing from you.

To find out more about CECA Scotland, check out our Twitter @CECA_Scotland, follow us on Linkedin or visit our Facebook page.

Supplier Development Programme – Meet the Buyer 2017

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The Supplier Development Programme is partnering with Scottish Government, Scotland Excel and Business Gateway for its annual Meet the Buyer event to be held at Hampden Park on Thursday 28th September.

Now in its 9th year, Meet the Buyer is Scotland’s largest FREE procurement event, bringing together buyers from across the public sector as well as private tier 1 contractors, offering businesses the opportunity to speak directly to purchasers and decision makers

A programme of workshops on a range of procurement related topics will be held throughout the day.

Register now

Register for your FREE delegate passes to Scotland’s largest public procurement event.

The Public Sector in Scotland spends £11bn a year. This event is your opportunity to speak directly to purchasers and decision-makers from over 40 public sector organisations as well as making key contacts with a number of tier 1 contractors who have supply chain opportunities. In total, over 60 buying organisations will be present on the day.

The event will give you an opportunity to find out more about the public sector tendering process and will provide key tips on how to improve your businesses chance of success.

You can also attend a series of workshops on a number of business development topics and speak directly to a number of business support agencies for advice and support on how to develop all aspects of your business.

Event details

Thursday 28th September, 10am-4pm

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Register for your free delegate pass on the webpage

Generate new business opportunities at Education Buildings Scotland

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The inaugural Education Buildings Scotland will bring Scottish education built environment and policy professionals together from early years, schools, colleges and universities for two days under one roof.

The Exhibition is FREE to ALL visitors and delegates. The conference is complimentary for those directly employed in early years, schools, colleges, universities, national and local government and other public services in Scotland. Delegate rates apply for everyone else wishing to attend the conference.

The two day conference programme will provide attendees with advice, inspiration and guidance, while the exhibition will help them to source the organisations, products, and services that can help them achieve their objectives.

Whether attendees are looking at adding new buildings, considering refurbishing existing buildings or ongoing maintenance Education Buildings Scotland is here to help them.


Education Buildings Scotland attendees are responsible for the whole spectrum of education facilities, from early years to universities. They’re all at different stages in the project lifecycle, from initial funding decisions to refurbishment. But while each has their own agenda, they’re all looking for ways to move their project forward.

Exhibitors confirmed include; Morrison Construction, Scott Brownrigg, Faithful+Gould, Ecophon, Forbo Flooring, Velux, Scottish Government, Scottish Futures Trust, Altro, Hub East Central Scotland, Hub North Scotland, Hub South East Scotland, Hub South West Scotland, Hub West Scotland and more.


  • £330 + VAT – Shell Scheme (includes lighting, electrics, fascia board, walling & carpet)
  • £300 + VAT – Space Only

Rates available until 28 April 2017.

To book a stand and to view the floor plan call Nicola on 01892 518877
or email

For more information about the event and available sponsorship opportunities go to

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