Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Firms asked to help deliver new COP26 creative hub

Construction companies are being sought to help deliver a creative and cultural hub for Glasgow in the run up to COP26.

Published 10 June 2021

CALA boosts green ambitions with new appointments

CALA Homes has bolstered its commitment to its newly launched Sustainability Strategy with the appointment of two sustainability analysts and a partnership with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC).

Published 8 June 2021

New plans unveiled to transform public spaces into sustainable office hubs

Responding to the changing working patterns of a post-Covid Scotland, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has revealed new plans to help retrofit public spaces into out-of-town alternatives to city centre offices.

Published 3 June 2021

Lucy Black: 5G can redefine the future of construction

Lucy Black from Construction Scotland Innovation Centre believes that 5G has the potential to support and accelerate efficiencies in the construction industry.

Published 1 June 2021

Digital technology could pave way for mainstream remote site inspections

A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.

Published 18 May 2021

Turner & Townsend director Andy Outram succeeds John Forster as CSIC chairperson

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has announced the appointment of Andy Outram as its new chairperson.

Published 12 April 2021

CSIC to deliver Passivhaus in Practice programme for Scottish construction workers

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a new initiative to train construction sector professionals in Passivhaus standards.

Published 6 April 2021

Scottish Construction Leadership Forum seeks industry views on future skills

In a new initiative in its wider agenda for change, the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum is reaching out to every part of the industry to seek its views on training provision and the intractable problem of skills shortages.

Published 22 March 2021

Video: Scottish construction companies 'aren’t making the most of support available to them'

Many Scottish construction companies don’t realise there is funding and support available to help them with business growth and resilience, an AM Bid #LinkedInLive session on building resilience help for construction sector SMEs has discussed.

Published 12 February 2021

Douglas Morrison: Is it time to modernise Modern Apprenticeships?

Douglas Morrison, director of operations and skills at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), suggests it’s time to rethink the apprenticeship programmes in line with the sector’s ongoing transformation – with digital skills and sustainability becoming a growing focus.

Published 11 February 2021

Voigt showcases designs for Angus youth charity facility

A youth charity is to expand permanently into Arbroath with a new £2 million community centre and football pitch after securing land from Angus Council.

Published 3 February 2021

Sam Hart: Seeing the wood for the trees - how timber can help Scotland deliver sustainability

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) innovation manager Sam Hart on the natural resource that could help Scotland achieve its carbon targets.

Published 14 January 2021

CSIC programme encourages construction to DIveIN to equality

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has today launched a new initiative to promote diversity and inclusion across the construction sector, with targeted support for the industry’s multitude of SMEs.

Published 14 January 2021

Stephen Good: Five construction themes for 2021 – from collaboration to supply chain resilience

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) CEO Stephen Good outlines five themes that will define construction in 2021, ranging from greater collaboration in the industry to the need for enhanced supply chain resilience.

Published 17 December 2020

John Forster steps down as Construction Scotland Innovation Centre chair

After seven years on the governance board – and three years as chair – John Forster will step down from his position at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), as the organisation seeks a new chairperson to help shape its future strategy and drive its evolution into a second phase.

Published 15 December 2020