As part of Scotland Excel’s ‘Supporting the journey to net zero’ campaign, Caitriona Jordan, head of retrofit programmes at Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST), looks at the skills needed in the construction industry to support decarbonisation. Decarbonisation
A project that aims to encourage diversity and inclusion across the construction sector is among a raft of initiatives to receive government-backed funding. Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) will launch a second wave of its DIveIN awareness raising programme.
SMEs working across the construction and built environment sector in the Highlands and Islands are being invited to get to grips with cutting-edge manufacturing technology that could help to boost efficiencies and reduce their carbon footprint, as part of free-to-attend workshops taking place next w
Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) has announced a new partnership with the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) with a shared ambition to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. With a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities in non-domestic ret
A leading voice on climate action in the built environment has joined Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) helping to accelerate decarbonisation and expand the innovation centre’s reach across the UK. As lead impact manager for retrofit programmes, Sara Edmonds will support
Commercial property company HFD has sold an industrial building at Hamilton International Park in a deal valued at around £2.5 million.
Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has worked to develop a new suite of free-to-use continuing professional development (CPD) modules focused on digital construction, net zero and retrofitting. Working with Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (B
A new data dashboard tool has been launched today that aims to provide invaluable information designed to help the construction sector in Scotland. Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) said the tool, which holds a vast amount of data on key subjects such as ec
A detailed guide to courses and training for individuals and companies focused on Scotland’s construction industry has been launched by industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF). Officially known as the Built Environment Workforce Development Portal, the new
Built Environment – Smarter Transformation, formerly Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, has announced a new strategic focus prioritising the built environment’s transition to zero carbon and improving the sector’s contribution to the fight against climate change. The new bran
Architects, designers, specifiers, and developers are invited to join a series of Transforming Timber webinars supported by Wood for Good and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, to learn how to make the most of the many benefits of using wood for the health and wellbeing of occupants in th
Lord Willie Haughey has urged the construction sector to "trust the science" and leave individual agendas at the door when it comes to the climate emergency. Speaking ahead of an industry event designed to accelerate transformation across the built environment, the Scottish businessman, philant
Jennifer Smart: Turning to nature - how Scotland’s bioeconomy could support a zero carbon built environment
Jennifer Smart, head of sustainability programmes, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), discusses the opportunities for a zero carbon built environment in Scotland's bioeconomy. In Scotland’s fight against climate change, we have a number of tools in our armoury that stand us in goo
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is to expand its successful Low Carbon Learning programme with the launch of a second free-to-attend programme focused on the fabric and structure of sustainable buildings.
Caitriona Jordan: Upskilling our existing workforce is key to getting apprentices ready for zero carbon
Caitriona Jordan, head of retrofit programmes at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), notes that to get apprentices ready to deliver net-zero, we need to invest and focus on training those already working in the sector who future talent are likely to work alongside and learn from. Scotlan