Image courtesy of Scottish Enterprise Construction Scotland is set to launch a new initiative to help Scottish construction businesses boost their profits by improving their productivity and efficiency.
Ed Monaghan Construction Scotland has welcomed this week’s announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that capital spending on infrastructure projects will be accelerated to support and create employment.
Construction Scotland and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) are to host their second joint conference on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, bringing together hundreds of the industry’s key influencers and decision makers from construction businesses of all sizes
Scotland’s construction industry makes a sizeable economic contribution, generating £21.4 billion per year and employing over 170,000 people and delivering 10 per cent of Scotland’s GVA (£8.7bn). Construction Scotland aims to be the leadership organisation and act as a voice for the constructi
Tackling skills shortages and developing the use of new building techniques have been highlighted as priorities in a new Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s construction sector released by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Published today, the new strategy follows consultations with employers,
Simon Hart, innovation platform leader at InnovateUK, Bruce McClelland, head of built environment at Knowledge Transfer Network and Stephen Good, chief executive of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre outside the venue for the event A joint event which sought to boost opportunities for the const
The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), which was launched in October, has formed a partnership with InnovateUK to boost opportunities for the sector north of the Border. Supported by the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish & Highland and Islands Enterprise, the CSIC is hosting a j
The UK construction industry has witnessed the first year-on-year contraction in output since May 2013 following a sharp dip in August, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Total construction output for the month dropped by 3.9 per cent on the previous month, with
Nicola Sturgeon and Bill McBride view Philadelphia from 115m high courtesy of Heriot Watt’s ICE project at The Construction Scotland Annual Conference The vital role that innovation has to play in the Scottish construction industry was reinforced by Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP in Gl
The Laing O’Rourke name is synonymous with some of the world’s most iconic construction projects – The London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Park, Canary Wharf, Heathrow Terminals 2A and 5, Port Botany Terminal, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and Hong Kong Metro to name just a few
Ed Monaghan Construction Scotland has called on the sector to renew its focus on its long-term planning objectives following last week’s referendum results.
New official output figures from the Office of National Statistics have shown that Scotland had seen the greatest improvement in construction activity output in the UK as a whole. The vast majority of the 12 per cent overall increase north of the border in the year to June was from infrastructure pr