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Scottish Government to futureproof construction careers with new funding

The construction industry is to receive support through the Scottish Government's £25 million National Transition Training Fund as part of efforts to help key sectors where employment has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 30 November 2020

Demolition dates agreed for Coatbridge and Motherwell towers

Tower blocks which have dominated the North Lanarkshire skylines for decades have now been earmarked for demolition as part of the council’s towers regeneration programme.

Published 30 November 2020

Chris Thornton joins Lismore as an associate

Real estate investment and development specialist Lismore Real Estate Advisors is growing its Edinburgh-based operation with the appointment of Chris Thornton as an associate.

Published 30 November 2020

RTPI Scotland welcomes government's NPF4 position statement

The Scottish Government has issued a position statement which outlines its current thinking on the issues that will need to be addressed when preparing Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).

Published 30 November 2020

Moray approves £8.8m school refurb investment

Moray Council has set out its plan to invest £8.8 million in improving school buildings in the next financial year.

Published 30 November 2020

Housing association reveals plans to build 300 new homes over three years

Irvine Housing Association has revealed plans to build 300 new homes over the next three years.

Published 30 November 2020

Russell Roof Tiles reveals £100k tech investment

Lochamben-based pitched roofing manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has revealed the extent of its investment in technology over the past 12 months, as part of its continued commitment to increasing production efficiencies and strengthening its customer service.

Published 30 November 2020

Scottish Water Horizons launches pioneering drainage design validation system

A new digital platform which substantially accelerates the speed at which housing developers gain required approvals has the potential to revolutionise how drainage designs are validated in Scotland.

Published 30 November 2020

The Wee House Company crowned winners in 2020 Build It Awards

The Wee House Company have been crowned winners at the 2020 Build It Awards securing the accolade in the 'Best Off-Site Manufactured House' category.

Published 30 November 2020

hub South West backs Trussell Trust’s food bank network

Construction and infrastructure-focused partnership hub South West is leading a financial support package for The Trussell Trust to help bring some Christmas cheer to disadvantaged households in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Dumfries & Galloway.

Published 30 November 2020

I & H Brown and Winchburgh Developments Limited to support NHS and local community 

Engineering firm I & H Brown has pledged to donate all profits from the hire of one of its site excavators, currently working to prepare the land for the new Auldcathie District Park and the new marina in Winchburgh, to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.  

Published 30 November 2020

Building Briefs - November 30th

Building is underway at Angus Council’s new housing development in Mayfield Terrace, Arbroath, which will see 14 one-bedroom council flats being made available for affordable rent.

Published 30 November 2020

And finally... Versatile building blocks make structures with surprising mechanical properties

Researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms have created tiny building blocks that exhibit a variety of unique mechanical properties, such as the ability to produce a twisting motion when squeezed. These subunits could potentially be assembled by tiny robots into a nearly limitless variety of objects with built-in functionality, including vehicles, large industrial parts, or specialized robots that can be repeatedly reassembled in different forms.

Published 30 November 2020

East Marketgait student accommodation plans submitted to Dundee City Council

Gylemuir Limited has submitted plans for new student accommodation near East Marketgait to Dundee City Council.

Published 27 November 2020

RIBA announces new chair elect

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today announced that architect and past RIBA president Jack Pringle has been selected as chair elect of the RIBA board of trustees.

Published 27 November 2020