Inspiration

 

There are many pioneering projects underway within the built environment that are looking to change the way we build, maintain and live in the spaces our industry creates. 

Below you will find an insight into some of our forward thinking and innovative projects. 

MultiPly - Manufacturing of Tulipwood CLT panels

15 Jul 2020

This award winning project was part of London Design Festival 2018 and challenged how we build our towns and cities.

Combining sustainable American tulipwood with innovative methods of modular construction, MultiPly confronted two of the current age’s biggest challenges – the pressing need for housing and the urgency to fight climate change. 

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Partners
AHEC, Waugh Thistleton Architects, Arup, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Glenalmond Timber & Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures (COCIS).

The K-Briq: Not just another brick in the wall

15 Jul 2020

It is anticipated that all new homes in Scotland will be zero carbon by 2020. This, together with new UK house building targets of creating 200,000 homes by 2020, creates both opportunities for more efficient waste management and the supply of building materials. 

This project is to assess the feasibility and testing of a novel building material made from 90% recycled material from pilot production through to delivery of a demonstration structure with on-going monitoring. There is no equivalent product in the market with such credentials; highest recycled content and low energy required for production

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Partners
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Kenoteq, Heriot Watt University & Hamilton Waste & Recycling

AIMCH: Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes

15 Jul 2020

The three-year Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project aims to tackle all the challenges the housing sector currently faces including skills shortages, an ageing workforce, poor productivity, low output and low affordability while also becoming a major player in the housing sector by identifying and developing industrialised offsite solutions needed to meet current and future house building demands.

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Partners
Stewart Milne Group, Barratt Developments plc, L&Q, Forster Roofing Services Ltd, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre & The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

When it first came to my MSc Project, I initially had no idea what to write about and was intimidated by my preconceived notions about the task. Fortunately, CSIC gave UWS students a presentation on their industry partner scheme, which opened doors and allowed me to liaise with professional engineers and develop a better understanding of what problem areas exist and how best to tackle them.
- Daniel Wilkinson, student