The construction industry is to benefit from a dynamic new initiative to drive quality, sustainability, and collaboration across the sector. Launched under the remit of the Scottish Construction Accord, the Construction Quality Improvement Collaborative (CQIC) is dedicated to transforming a sec
A new commitment to create a thriving and high-performing construction sector has been launched by Scotland’s public sector and construction industry. The Scottish Construction Accord – the first of its kind in the UK - aims to create more thriving businesses, enhance working condit
Building on the significant achievements of its Recovery Plan, industry collaboration body the Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is now turning its focus towards a comprehensive and durable transformation of the sector for the benefit of all its stakeholders. While continuing close relationships b
With the arrival of the highly infectious Omicron variant and the resulting rapid increase in infections, all construction businesses are being asked to strengthen compliance with protective measures.
Morgan Sindall Construction's managing director for Scotland, Stuart Parker, has been appointed to lead on procurement for Construction Scotland. Mr Parker joins the body's Industry Leadership Group (ILG) and assumes the role of chair of the procurement subgroup at a pivotal time, as the organisatio
An innovative online tool has been launched to provide the construction industry with greater clarity and understanding of future public sector construction projects to be delivered across Scotland.
Andrew Richards: Local and reclaimed building materials should be part of solution towards zero carbon and current material shortages
Sourcing locally and using reclaimed building materials is possible and should be part of the solution towards zero carbon and could help the Scottish construction industry weather the global material supply shortages, says Andrew Richards, co-chair of the Supply Chain Resilience & Capabili
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.
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has echoed calls for the industry to “play its part” during lockdown and has urged workers to keep following vital health and safety guidance. The industry collective reminded contractors to observe new rules after the Scottis
Construction companies and workers have been urged to follow updated COVID-19 guidance after industry leaders issued new Safe Operating Guidance.
Close working can now take place on construction sites as the sector commences Phase 4 of its restart plan, the Scottish Government has announced.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has signalled a return to construction work on sites in Scotland as industry moves to the next phase of its restart plan.
Scotland’s contractors have been instructed to follow physical distancing and strict health & safety guidelines as the industry took its first steps out of lockdown today.
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV) and Construction Scotland have joined calls for the Scottish construction sector to step up and ensure payments are made on time to safeguard cashflow and ensure business and job survival. As trade and professional bodies continue to
Construction Scotland’s Emma Dickson on the importance of building and retaining a diverse skilled workforce. My desire to work in the construction industry started at an early age. In school, I had an aptitude for maths and enjoyed science, and it was because of this, a teacher suggeste