Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

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

Video: Scottish construction companies 'aren’t making the most of support available to them'

Many Scottish construction companies don’t realise there is funding and support available to help them with business growth and resilience, an AM Bid #LinkedInLive session on building resilience help for construction sector SMEs has discussed.

Published 12 February 2021

Douglas Morrison: Is it time to modernise Modern Apprenticeships?

Douglas Morrison, director of operations and skills at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), suggests it’s time to rethink the apprenticeship programmes in line with the sector’s ongoing transformation – with digital skills and sustainability becoming a growing focus.

Published 11 February 2021

Voigt showcases designs for Angus youth charity facility

A youth charity is to expand permanently into Arbroath with a new £2 million community centre and football pitch after securing land from Angus Council.

Published 3 February 2021

Sam Hart: Seeing the wood for the trees - how timber can help Scotland deliver sustainability

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) innovation manager Sam Hart on the natural resource that could help Scotland achieve its carbon targets.

Published 14 January 2021

CSIC programme encourages construction to DIveIN to equality

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has today launched a new initiative to promote diversity and inclusion across the construction sector, with targeted support for the industry’s multitude of SMEs.

Published 14 January 2021

Stephen Good: Five construction themes for 2021 – from collaboration to supply chain resilience

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) CEO Stephen Good outlines five themes that will define construction in 2021, ranging from greater collaboration in the industry to the need for enhanced supply chain resilience.

Published 17 December 2020

John Forster steps down as Construction Scotland Innovation Centre chair

After seven years on the governance board – and three years as chair – John Forster will step down from his position at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), as the organisation seeks a new chairperson to help shape its future strategy and drive its evolution into a second phase.

Published 15 December 2020

Funding secured for pilot Scottish construction timber initiative

Greater use of home-grown timber in UK construction is taking a significant step forward through a new demonstrator project, which could lead to a major boost for Scotland’s economy and the industry’s environmental impact.

Published 23 November 2020

CICV Forum and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre launch new Be Covid Smart digital learning toolkit

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has teamed up with Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) to create a digital learning toolkit to promote best practice.

Published 10 November 2020

New innovation hub to help construction and manufacturing companies across Highlands and Islands

Construction and manufacturing companies in the Highlands and Islands can soon access a new online hub aimed at boosting innovation in the region.

Published 28 October 2020

New Future Leaders’ Forum to transform skills in the built environment

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is calling on early career professionals and students with drive, ambition and determination to join a new Built Environment Future Leaders’ Forum.

Published 19 October 2020

CIOB launches new hub for Highlands and Islands

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) had announced the launch of a new hub for members in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Published 14 October 2020