Construction Scotland

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre prepares to launch new facility for industry

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is gearing up for a productive 2017 as it prepares to open the doors to its new innovation and collaboration facility to construction companies across Scotland.

Published 11 January 2017

Blog: Three things the construction industry needs to know about working smarter

By Lynsey Lennon, performance team leader - alliance management, Scottish Water

Published 7 November 2016

Blog: Working smarter – not harder – is the key to faster housebuilding

By Ed Monaghan, chair of Construction Scotland and CEO of Mactaggart & Mickel Group

Published 27 October 2016

Scottish construction conference to focus on innovation, productivity and growth

Over 400 of the Scottish construction industry’s key influencers and decision makers are set to gather today to discuss burning topics such as productivity, innovation, procurement and digitisation.

Published 13 September 2016

Free BIM training programme to be launched at industry conference

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is set to launch a free training and awareness programme to help Scottish construction businesses prepare for the impending implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2.

Published 7 September 2016

Productivity programme to boost profits to be launched at industry conference

Construction Scotland is set to launch a new initiative to help Scottish construction businesses boost their profits by improving their productivity and efficiency.

Published 30 August 2016

Construction Scotland welcomes news of accelerated infrastructure spending

Construction Scotland has welcomed this week’s announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that capital spending on infrastructure projects will be accelerated to support and create employment.

Published 12 August 2016

Construction Scotland and CSIC announce second joint conference and industry showcase

Construction Scotland and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) are to host their second joint conference on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, bringing together hundreds of the industry’s key influencers and decision makers from construction businesses of all sizes.

Published 3 August 2016

Construction Scotland Industry Survey 2016

Scotland’s construction industry makes a sizeable economic contribution, generating £21.4 billion per year and employing over 170,000 people and delivering 10 per cent of Scotland’s GVA (£8.7bn).

Published 4 February 2016

Construction action plan focuses on skills shortages and new technologies

Tackling skills shortages and developing the use of new building techniques have been highlighted as priorities in a new Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s construction sector released by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Published 27 March 2015

Construction event highlights innovation and collaboration

A joint event which sought to boost opportunities for the construction sector north of the border has been hailed as a huge success.

Published 4 February 2015

Construction partnership seeks to boost innovation and build talent

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), which was launched in October, has formed a partnership with InnovateUK to boost opportunities for the sector north of the Border.

Published 2 February 2015

Scottish construction sector displays ‘cautious optimism’ despite fall in output

The UK construction industry has witnessed the first year-on-year contraction in output since May 2013 following a sharp dip in August, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 10 October 2014

Deputy First Minister officially launches Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

The vital role that innovation has to play in the Scottish construction industry was reinforced by Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP in Glasgow yesterday when she officially launched the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.

Published 8 October 2014

Construction pioneer Ray O’Rourke to headline Construction Scotland inaugural conference

The Laing O’Rourke name is synonymous with some of the world’s most iconic construction projects – The London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Park, Canary Wharf, Heathrow Terminals 2A and 5, Port Botany Terminal, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and Hong Kong Metro to name just a few.

Published 3 October 2014