Case studies

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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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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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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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CSIC Post Graduate MSc Programme 2016/17

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre postgraduate programme 2016/2017 focused on preparing graduates for a career in the construction industry of tomorrow.

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Scotland v Denmark: Healthy Buildings compared

This student's project involved measuring and comparing formaldehyde levels in modular timber buildings in Scotland and Denmark to exploring whether Scotland’s built environment can learn and benefit from Denmark’s approach.

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Can UK timber hold its own with imported wood?

This student's project involved aiming to prove that UK grown timber is suitable for industrial use, specically whether long span timber truss systems are appropriate for the construction of an industrial warehouse.

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Understanding the structural potential for offsite systems

This student's project aims to evaluate the structural potential of lightweight steel frames with a view to improving efficiencies for their use in volumetric construction modules in both domestic and commercial environments.

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

This student's project aims to prove how advanced timber engineering techniques can be used to develop domestically-produced timber products.

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Striking Gold - thanks to volumetric construction

Working with a number of organisations to demonstrate the potential quality, cost, and time benefits of volumetric construction;

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The use of lightweight aggregate in concrete structures to reduce costs and environmental impact

Georgia’s research considers the use of lightweight aggregate in concrete design to extend the lifespan of concrete structures.

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Analysing future flood risk for Menstrie Village in Clackmannanshire

This project involves monitoring large woody debris and sediment runoff as part of an overall aim to analyse the potential flood risk to residents of Menstrie village, Clackmannanshire.

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The legislative and technological aspects of BIM implementation

This research considers both technical and legislative aspects of BIM implementation.

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

Astrid is researching the structural, thermic, acoustic and aesthetic applications of Nail- Laminated Timber – NLT - for the design of large buildings.

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