Edinburgh Napier University



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

HCI Skills Gateway launches regional survey into construction and engineering skills gaps

A regional survey has been launched to uncover the future training and development needs for construction and engineering across Edinburgh and the south-east region of Scotland.

Published 23 November 2020

HCI Skills Gateway unveils £70k boost for property and construction professionals at risk of redundancy

The Housing, Construction & Infrastructure Skills Gateway, part of the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal, has announced £70,000 in postgraduate scholarship funding to support property and construction professionals at risk of redundancy.

Published 27 October 2020

Construction and engineering skills set for City Region Deal boost

Over 2,000 people in south east Scotland are set to benefit from the first wave of skills and career support from the new Housing, Construction and Infrastructure (HCI) Skills Gateway.

Published 24 January 2020

Edinburgh Napier University awarded funding to establish construction tech laboratory

Edinburgh Napier University has received a funding gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art technology lab for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC).

Published 13 December 2019

Sustainable offsite manufacturing exhibition opens in Glasgow

A new exhibition currently open in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges.

Published 28 October 2019

Clark Contracts expands academy with 11 new recruits

A total of 11 construction management and quantity surveying students are completing work experience placements at Clark Contracts.

Published 19 June 2019

Major investment will help build construction skills in East Lothian

East Lothian is to share in a £6 million investment geared towards developing skills in the construction sector.

Published 20 March 2019

BAM appoints first graduate apprentice

BAM Construction has welcomed its first surveying apprentice following the launch of Skills Development Scotland’s Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Construction and the Build Environment.

Published 31 August 2018

Blog: Volumetric homes have the potential to be a smart and healthy housebuilding solution

Jon Stinson and Julio Bros Williamson, research fellows in the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, believe that smarter, better, faster – homes built in a factory benefit everyone.

Published 29 August 2018

Student seeks BIM survey respondents for postgraduate research

A proactive student is looking for anyone who currently works in the UK construction industry, both adopters and non-adopters of BIM, to participate in a survey to aid her postgraduate research.

Published 21 August 2018

University partnership seeks to take construction into digital age

A new collaboration aims to develop blockchain solutions to the data recording problems which can jeopardise complex construction projects.

Published 8 August 2018

Working group formed to ensure long-term future for housebuilding skills

The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.

Published 26 April 2018

Industry and academia unite to tackle skills threat to UK housing

Stewart Milne Timber Systems is to spearhead a new project between construction and academia which aims to address the ‘triple threat’ to the UK’s new homes ambitions – shortages of materials, skills and quality new housing.

Published 5 April 2017

Trussed rafter industry sets out new initiatives to tackle skills shortages

A new generation of higher skilled trussed rafter designers and fabricators will increase homebuilding standards and protect the construction industry from poor quality products and installations, the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has said.

Published 30 March 2017