The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting its work on a National Equity and Inclusion Plan for the construction industry in Scotland which will drive increased inclusivity. Funded by the Scottish Government, this latest initiative
The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) research and development project is to present its findings and issue a transformation call to the industry next month.
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have signed a formal agreement to support a sustainable future for the built environment, championing innovation and inclusive growth. The Sustainable Growth Agreement sets out a joint vision for the
Stephen Good, CEO of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, looks ahead to some of the key themes expected to play a big role in the construction industry in 2022, with sustainability at the core. The Covid-19 pandemic aside, the theme that best characterised 2021 could arguably be sustainabil
A Scottish-based manufacturing facility that will enable the production of lower carbon cement products has secured a £500,000 award from Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund. The new site is being launched by Innovative Ash Solutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Leve
The Gannochy Trust’s lifetime neighbourhood in Perth, designed by Glasgow architecture firm Anderson Bell + Christie, has won the Best Healthy Homes Development (rural and suburban) and Best Affordable Housing Development at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.
Jamie Hepburn MSP, the Scottish Government's minister for higher education and further education, youth employment and training, has hosted the first practical workshop of a pioneering green skills programme at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC). Low Carbon Learning is Scotland’s f
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre innovation manager Sarah Buchanan writes in our COP26SCN feature that retrofit activity is going to ramp up significantly over the next 10-15 years as we head towards the government’s net-zero goals, with the affordable housing sector
A new Scottish network of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has been launched today to help support and drive the sustainability of Scotland’s built environment sector. UKGBC Scotland was officially launched at an event inside the Blue Zone at COP26 in Glasgow this morning, with guest
A network of International Centres of Excellence for High-Performance Buildings has been launched to signal a global commitment to the sustainable and energy efficient development of buildings in an initiative led by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). International representa
A group of 12 young professionals from the built environment and construction sector have formed an alliance to make sure the voices of the next generation are heard in creating an inclusive industry that is fit for the future. The Built Environment Change Makers are supported by Construction Scotla
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is set to put the built environment at the heart of addressing climate change by hosting an international showcase that will run alongside the COP26 summit from 1-12 November.
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has appointed three built environment leaders to its board, bringing valuable infrastructure, planning and policy expertise to its governance team. Ainslie McLaughlin, Michaela Sullivan and Karyn Watt have joined the governance board to help drive innov
The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has announced the launch of its new £450,000 Low Carbon Learning programme, the UK’s first ever training course designed to equip construction workers with the skills to retrofit buildings for a low carbon future.
A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.