Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

CSIC launches new £450,000 programme to boost green skills drive

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has announced the launch of its new £450,000 Low Carbon Learning programme, the UK’s first ever training course designed to equip construction workers with the skills to retrofit buildings for a low carbon future.

Published 20 September 2021

Demonstrator home to showcase Scottish homegrown timber at COP26

A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.

Published 16 September 2021

SNIPEF secures CSIC grant funding to research barriers in ‘green’ supply chain

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has secured valuable funding for research into the way the industry progresses towards a net zero society.

Published 13 September 2021

Industry invited to built environment climate change seminar

Ivan McKee, minister for business, trade, tourism and enterprise, will tell attendees at an industry seminar next week about the vital role that Scotland’s construction sector will play in supporting a transformation to zero carbon ahead of COP26 and beyond.

Published 1 September 2021

Scottish Construction Leadership Forum event to outline manufacturing supply chain opportunities

As a key part of its ongoing mission to find solutions to systemic supply chain issues, the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is making an industry-wide appeal to manufacturers to support the building sector’s crucial recovery.

Published 23 August 2021

New peatland construction methods could unlock further rural housing developments

A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased economic development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and captured carbon dioxide.

Published 28 June 2021

Stephen Good: Scotland’s race against climate change - does net zero mark the finish line?

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre CEO Stephen Good asks whether net zero is enough and whether Scotland could in fact go further to tackle climate change.

Published 16 June 2021

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