Industry leaders from across Scotland's public and private sectors have been appointed as co-chairs to develop ten core construction areas where transformation across the sector is needed most. Their appointment follows the publication last year of the Scottish Construction Accord by the Constructio
Scotland’s climate and renewable energy capability make it an ideal location for datacentres, a new report has concluded, after it selected 20 shortlisted sites across the country suitable for large-scale data centre development.
The creation of a National Metrics Library for the UK’s built environment will help improve new and existing assets by making it easier to measure their performance, according to a new strategy paper by the Scottish Futures Trust and the Construction Innovation Hub. The performance of the buil
A ‘topping out’ ceremony took place last week at Dunfermline Learning Campus, marking a major milestone for the project. Pupils helped cabinet secretary for education and skills, Jenny Gilruth and councillors lay a cement plinth commemorating the school building reaching its highest poin
BakerHicks has played a leading role in the development and delivery of version 2.0 of the Scottish Futures Trust’s (SFT) Standard Information Management Plan resource, in conjunction with a consortium of building contractors and local authorities from across Scotland.
The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has today launched a new business plan which urges public and private sector organisations across Scotland to focus on greater collaboration to help deliver a net zero built environment. The plan for 2023/24 appeals to all involved in new-build and refurbishment proj
Mhairi Donaghy, associate director at Scottish Futures Trust, highlights a new report out today that looks at why town centre living (TCL) is important and the reasons investment has been limited. Scottish society was built around towns and villages. From the traditional clan system to to
A report that highlights the barriers and constraints to town centre living and identifies some good practice case studies has been published today. ‘Town Centre Living – more homes at the heart of great places’ was produced by the Scottish Futures Trust with input from
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