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Scotland Market Update August 2021

Published 26th Jul 21 - by miapoyser

Top Stories for Scotland this Month


SEPA and Robertson partner to build Scotland’s greener future

The construction company act as a ‘critical friend’ highlighting any systemic issues with environmental regulation


Scotland’s hot weather spikes water demand by 200 million litres a day

People watering plants and filling paddling pools pushed the demand for water by 200 million litres a day last week, Scottish Water has said.


Morrison Construction partners with social enterprise on training initiative

Morrison Construction has partnered with GTS Solutions CIC (GTS), one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises, to launch a training initiative aimed at bringing more people into the industry.


To build a more profitable and sustainable industry new and smarter construction techniques are needed. Offsite is making construction leaner, greener and more efficient.

Take a look at the selected resources below to start to develop your understanding on the importance of Offsite in Scotland.

Offsite resources recommended for you this month:

Offsite Fundamentals -Systems – This interactive e-learning module provides an explanation of offsite, the common systems and materials used and the modern methods of construction hierarchy. Watch the Module>>

Offsite Procurement –  John Skivington, Direct at LHC provides an overview of offsite procurement in this short video. Watch the Video>>

CIRIA Offsite Standardisation and Pre- Assembly Toolkit –  This standardisation and pre-assembly procedure are applied through a series of reviews. Guidance on key issues for S&P workshops is also found in this tool. View the Toolkit>>

Recommended from Scotland

The School is working with partners and stakeholders on a series of new events for the Scottish Market taking place in Autumn 2021:

  • Offsite Virtual Conference – Focus on Timber Engineering with CATT (Centre for Advanced Timber Engineering) and Robertson Timber Engineering  21 October
  • Designing and Building Resilience into Infrastructure Projects with Nature Scot 28 October
  • Low Carbon Urban Regeneration in East Glasgow with Clyde Gateway and Scottish Water date TBC

The School is also contributing to the SP Energy Networks event “Sustainable Electricity Network of the Future” – due to take place during COP26

Keep your eyes peeled for further information on these and other new Scotland events coming up in the next few weeks! In the meantime, check out our full events page for all our training opportunities

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SSE Climate Academy

The School is working with SSE to deliver 5 workshops as part of a “Climate Academy” training series for their staff, as part of SSE being a key partner for COP26.

These workshops will take place during the period leading up to COP26. They will cover Climate Change, Net Zero, Adaptation, Biodiversity and Social Impact.

Introducing the School’s new Energy & Carbon E-learning Content

We have now developed and published four brand new resources on Climate Change and Carbon. Please take a look at these resources, inspired by our Leadership Group’s focus on carbon and the forthcoming COP26 taking place in Glasgow.

Get started today:

If you don’t measure, you can’t manage

Complete our free self assessment to get your bespoke action plan today. The benefit of assessing is that it provides a tailored action plan. This list of 10 resources tells you where you should focus your learning with direct links to top-quality materials…

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