Our projects

The Innovation Centre has five project themes groups outlined below and individuals with an industry or academic background lead each theme. Len Bunton, partner at Bunton Consulting Group, chairs the group. Our Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is made up of industry specialists, across a range of disciplines, and is responsible for assessing all projects.


Project themes 

Advanced Construction

  • Industry Lead – Mr Andy Outram, Turner Townsend
  • Academic Lead – Professor Sean Smith, Edinburgh Napier University

Design & Performance

  • Industry Lead – Ms Sandra Gallagher, Building Design Partnership (BDP)
  • Academic Lead – Professor Richard Laing, Robert Gordon University

Energy & ICT

  • Industry Lead – Doctor Lori McElroy, Architecture and Design Scotland
  • Academic Lead – Professor Joe Clarke, University of Strathclyde


  • Industry Lead – Mr Richard Allan, The James Hutton Institute
  • Academic Lead – Dr Scott Arthur, Heriot-Watt University


  • Industry Lead – Mr Steve Irvine, Laing O’Rourke
  • Academic Lead - Professor Rod Jones, University of Dundee