Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Construction Innovation Hub unveils Design Standards Board appointments

Household names from the world of construction will help develop the standards for a new ‘kit of parts’ which will be used to create the next generation of government projects like schools, hospitals and prisons.

Published 24 October 2019

Stephen Good: It’s time for clients & industry to show real vision and leadership if we want to transform construction

Stephen Good, chief executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, continues a series of blogs following the Scotland Excel ‘Accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes’ conference yesterday.

Published 9 October 2019

Sir Robert McAlpine to embark on diversity transformation programme

A partnership between Sir Robert McAlpine, City of Glasgow College and Equate Scotland has been launched to support construction businesses throughout the UK to attract and retain more women in the industry.

Published 3 October 2019

Ross Cairns named Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s first business relationship manager for Highlands and Islands

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has appointed innovation and construction expert Ross Cairns as its business relationship manager for the North of Scotland area. 

Published 30 August 2019

And finally... Recycled toner powder could transform the colour of concrete

The curvilinear walls of the Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro,  the cliff face walls of Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee, and the three sails of the Richard Meier designed Jubilee Church, just outside Rome, all have one thing in common - concrete.

Published 14 August 2019

Housing association to trial modern construction methods on new Borders homes

Eildon Housing is to undertake an “exciting” new building project which will deliver warmer, cheaper, affordable homes while also considering the future of house building and its impact on the environment.

Published 8 August 2019

Innovation Centre welcomes spotlight report on construction industry

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has welcomed the report from a committee of MSPs saying the industry must tackle longstanding challenges such as skill training, diversity and a general resistance to change in the sector.

Published 8 July 2019

Offsite construction to go mainstream with £1.2m CITB investment

The biggest ever expansion in offsite construction teaching materials has been announced thanks to a £1.2 million investment from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 24 June 2019

Stakeholders hear how AIMCH project will revolutionise how homes are built

Industry leaders and stakeholders joined together this week to learn about the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project aims to transform how homes are built through industrialisation.

Published 28 May 2019

And finally... Experts successfully produce concrete from waste ash

Heat treatment experts at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) have furthered research into a sustainable initiative that could save up to 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill each year.

Published 20 May 2019

Advertorial: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre BIM E-learning programme

At Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) we have developed a free Building Information Modelling (BIM) e-learning platform with support from Scottish Enterprise and in conjunction with a range of industry partners.

Published 13 May 2019

Collaborative workshops launched to explore offsite construction of affordable homes

The first of a series of collaborative workshops to explore ways to increase offsite construction of affordable homes has been launched at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) by housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 3 May 2019

Glasgow summit to focus on future of work and education in construction

City of Glasgow College is to host an event that will hear from key industry influencers and include presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations around the themes of innovation, skills and sustainability.

Published 26 April 2019

New CSIC and STA partnership to boost timber sector innovation

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Structural Timber Association (STA) have joined forces to support structural timber businesses across the UK to innovate and grow.

Published 18 April 2019

RGU to research innovative robotic timber construction methods

Academic researchers are conducting a study into an innovative housing construction method which could help to bring down the cost for homebuyers.

Published 5 April 2019