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
Manufacturing of Tulipwood CLT panels
A unique partnership of business, academia and applied research came together to manufacture the tulipwood cross laminated timber panels (CLT) for MultiPly.
Fire In Use Research Project
The UK & Scottish Governments have commissioned a review of building regulations relating to fire performance and approved documents.
Bacteria-based Ground Improvement Technology
The proposed project will harness natural biochemical mineralisation processes to reinforce soils, via in-situ injection.
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.
Colour and performance enhanced timber cladding
The project involves testing a cladding system which offers a consistent, lasting desirable pre-weathered finish.
Construction product search and comparison tool
This project aims to provide architects with a better digital solution to search, compare and specify products.
Improved indoor air quality for use on airtight dwellings
This project involves designing and testing a technology enhanced natural ventilation solution.
This project seeks to design a new truss type that will provide the super structure and envelope for an entire house.
Offsite manufactured modular roofing system
Development of a modular roofing system that can be mass customised without significantly limiting the design scope.
Prefabricated Timber-Frame Single-skin Party Wall
This project aim to bring a new party wall building system to market.
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.
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.
This project aims to design a remote condition monitoring system (CMS) to continuously monitor rockfall catch fences.
The Emotional Gym
The development and prototyping of a new mainstream preventative housing model.
Waste Tyre derived Acoustic Carriageway Barriers
To carry out acoustic and non-acoustic testing of rubber crumb waste material.
Wind turbine base reuse project
This project will identify beneficial & detrimental effects that may arise if concrete wind turbine bases are removed.
Virtual Showroom prototype for Offsite Manufactured Production
This project aims to enable construction firms to create virtual homes directly from their BIM models.
Establishment of Offsite Hub Scotland
Facilitation support to establish an initial group of 7 offsite manufacturers to collaborate across a range of areas.
Building A Platform For Growth
To increase share of the UK Offsite Construction market valued between £400m-£720m.
Establishment of a Deconstruction Hub
Facilitation support to establish an initial group of 18 organisations to collaborate across a wide range of areas.
Build Asset Collection App
To reduce the volume and realise economic value in the 4 million tonnes of construction waste from the Scottish industry.
Profit Through Productivity 2016 - 2017
16 engagement & development events were delivered throughout Scotland by the partners, around productivity opportunities.
Public Sector Construction Procurement: Environmental Sustainability Performance Criteria Toolkit
CSIC have developed a toolkit for public sector construction procurement.
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.
Construction Scotland & CSIC Joint Conference 2014
This event saw the launch of CSIC & updated industry on Construction Scotland’s progress.
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.
Scotland v Denmark: Healthy Buildings compared
Natalie Bain-Reguis: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Built Environment
How Scottish/ UK mechanically engineered timber can deliver a more sustainable built environment
Matthew Wallace: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Architectural: Technology and Building Performance
Striking Gold - thanks to volumetric construction
Leticia Lupinacci: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Architectural: Technology and Building Performance
The use of lightweight aggregate in concrete structures to reduce costs and environmental impact
Georgia Panagiotidou: University of Dundee: MSc Civil Engineering
Analysing future flood risk for Menstrie Village in Clackmannanshire
Caitlin McKellar: Heriot Watt University: MSc Water and Environmental Management
Understanding the structural potential for offsite systems
Ciaran Craik: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Advanced Structural Engineering
The legislative and technological aspects of BIM implementation
Adrian Szalinski: Robert Gordon University: MSc Construction: Project Management
Nail-Laminated Timber as a viable construction material for large commercial buildings
Astrid Bagireanu: Edinburgh Napier University: MSc Architectural Technology
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.