Case studies

Since launching in October 2014, our industry-led team have been linking together businesses, university experts and public sector providers. Within this period we have supported a range of projects that can be accessed below.

Collaborative projects - where multiple partners work together to address an industry opportunity or challenge

Bacteria-based Ground Improvement Technology

The proposed project will harness natural biochemical mineralisation processes to reinforce soils, via in-situ injection.

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Gender under representation in Construction

This project aims to uncover the variety of barriers that contribute to the low participation of women in the construction industry as well as associated interventional strategies and solutions.

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Concrete products from ash

This project involves designing and testing a technology enhanced natural ventilation solution.

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Colour and performance enhanced timber cladding

The project involves testing a cladding system which offers a consistent, lasting desirable pre-weathered finish.

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Construction product search and comparison tool

This project aims to provide architects with a better digital solution to search, compare and specify products.

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Improved indoor air quality for use on airtight dwellings

This project involves designing and testing a technology enhanced natural ventilation solution.

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Integer House

This project seeks to design a new truss type that will provide the super structure and envelope for an entire house.

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Offsite manufactured modular roofing system

Development of a modular roofing system that can be mass customised without significantly limiting the design scope.

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Passivhaus standard comparative build project

This project will show ‘Passivhaus’ standards can be used to provide high quality housing at a competitive cost level.

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Prefabricated Timber-Frame Single-skin Party Wall

This project aim to bring a new party wall building system to market.

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Scotland’s first off-site manufactured gold standard housing development

The project sought to pilot offsite volumetric construction for affordable homes delivered to Gold standards.

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Scotland’s largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) building

This project will showcase the advantages of CLT and is expected to influence a market shift in the appetite for CLT.

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Smart Fence

This project aims to design a remote condition monitoring system (CMS) to continuously monitor rockfall catch fences.

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The Emotional Gym

The development and prototyping of a new mainstream preventative housing model.

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The KBriq

The project is to assess the feasibility and testing of a novel building material made from 90% recycled material.

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Waste Tyre derived Acoustic Carriageway Barriers

To carry out acoustic and non-acoustic testing of rubber crumb waste material.

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Wind turbine base reuse project

This project will identify beneficial & detrimental effects that may arise if concrete wind turbine bases are removed.

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Virtual Showroom prototype for Offsite Manufactured Production

This project aims to enable construction firms to create virtual homes directly from their BIM models.

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Hub Projects

Establishment of Offsite Hub Scotland

Facilitation support to establish an initial group of 7 offsite manufacturers to collaborate across a range of areas.

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Building A Platform For Growth

To increase share of the UK Offsite Construction market valued between £400m-£720m.

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Establishment of a Formal Consortium

Building on the good work achieved, develop the collaboration further into a legal entity and limited company.

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Establishment of a Deconstruction Hub

Facilitation support to establish an initial group of 18 organisations to collaborate across a wide range of areas.

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Build Asset Collection App

To reduce the volume and realise economic value in the 4 million tonnes of construction waste from the Scottish industry.

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U.S Offsite Learning Journey

Participation in and support of the delivery of a learning journey to Washington DC and Boston.

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Strategic Projects

Profit Through Productivity 2016 - 2017

16 engagement & development events were delivered throughout Scotland by the partners, around productivity opportunities.

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Public Sector Construction Procurement: Environmental Sustainability Performance Criteria Toolkit

CSIC have developed a toolkit for public sector construction procurement.

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HACK_Construct, February 2016

This hackathon brought together a mix of professionals to solve construction challenges using digital technologies.

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Construction Scotland & CSIC Joint Conference 2016

A key focus of this event was Productivity, with a range of speakers providing their perspectives on the subject.

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Construction Scotland & CSIC Joint Conference 2014

This event saw the launch of CSIC & updated industry on Construction Scotland’s progress.

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MSc Programme Projects - MSc students funded to work in live projects in collaboration with industry

CSIC Post Graduate MSc Programme 2016/17

The programme supported 16 student scholarships during 2016-2017 which were spread geographically across four HEI’s.

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Scotland v Denmark: Healthy Buildings compared

Natalie Bain-Reguis: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Built Environment

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How Scottish/ UK mechanically engineered timber can deliver a more sustainable built environment

Matthew Wallace: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Architectural: Technology and Building Performance

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Striking Gold - thanks to volumetric construction

Leticia Lupinacci: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Architectural: Technology and Building Performance

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Can UK timber hold its own with imported wood?

Dale Johnstone: Edinburgh Napier University: MSC Advanced: Structural Engineering

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Analysing future flood risk for Menstrie Village in Clackmannanshire

Caitlin McKellar: Heriot Watt University: MSc Water and Environmental Management

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Understanding the structural potential for offsite systems

Ciaran Craik: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Advanced Structural Engineering

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The legislative and technological aspects of BIM implementation

Adrian Szalinski: Robert Gordon University: MSc Construction: Project Management

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Nail-Laminated Timber as a viable construction material for large commercial buildings

Astrid Bagireanu: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Architectural Technology

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Skills & Training Projects - industry led and demand driven projects to address the skills gap in the construction industry

BIM In Practice Programme

Delivered by CSIC and partners, this included free awareness and implementation events, workshops and training on BIM.

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BIM Level 2: Affordable Housing

CSIC in collaboration with SFHA and Bruach Design and Consultancy developed an intensive 2 day CPD training course.

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