Construction Scotland Innovation Centre



Gannochy Trust housing development wins first UK-wide award

The Gannochy Trust’s lifetime neighbourhood in Perth, designed by Glasgow architecture firm Anderson Bell + Christie, has won the Best Healthy Homes Development (rural and suburban) and Best Affordable Housing Development at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.

Published 18 November 2021

Sarah Buchanan: Retrofitting Scotland’s built environment is key to reaching net-zero

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre innovation manager Sarah Buchanan writes in our COP26SHN feature that retrofit activity is going to ramp up significantly over the next 10-15 years as we head towards the government’s net-zero goals, with the affordable housing sector likely leading the way, but there is currently a gap in the sector’s capability and expertise to get us there.

Published 10 November 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 17 September 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 29 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

Wheatley Group to participate in digital site inspection research

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 19 May 2021

Scotland Excel to host webinar for Scottish housing associations

Scotland Excel is set to hold a webinar for Scottish housing associations on Tuesday February 2 from 10am-12 noon.

Published 21 January 2021

New partnership to deliver 'world class smart homes' of the future to Kilmarnock

The HALO Urban Regeneration Company and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) have announced a new partnership that will bring "world-class smart homes of the future" to Kilmarnock.

Published 3 June 2020

Eildon moves step closer to more Borders Passivhaus homes

Eildon Housing’s plans to deliver more green homes in the Borders moved another step closer this week.

Published 21 February 2020

Collaboration key to delivering new homes, finds report

New homes can be built more efficiently if all of those involved – councils and housing associations, designers, planners, regulators and builders – sit down together at the beginning of every project, a report has found.

Published 27 January 2020

Renfrewshire ‘retrofit’ housing project could slash heating bills by 90%

An innovative housing project in Renfrewshire will help to tackle climate change and could slash annual heating bills to £150.

Published 22 January 2020

New construction productivity measurement report set to influence housebuilding industry

The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Home (AIMCH) has published a research report to help the housebuilding sector better evaluate productivity and respond to future demands.

Published 14 January 2020

Workshop has designs on sustainable construction future

Zero Waste Scotland is inviting small to medium sized businesses to find out how digital technology can help future-proof the construction industry.

Published 19 November 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

Eildon to trial modern construction methods on new affordable green homes in the Borders

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