Edinburgh Napier University
A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.
Published 17 September 2021
A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased economic development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and captured carbon dioxide.
Published 29 June 2021
A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.
Published 19 May 2021
A new exhibition currently open in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges.
Published 28 October 2019
An Edinburgh Napier student is looking to use his design skills to help foster a sense of community in new housing developments.
Published 24 May 2019
Jon Stinson and Julio Bros Williamson, research fellows in the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, believe that smarter, better, faster – homes built in a factory benefit everyone.
Published 29 August 2018
The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.
Published 26 April 2018
A new housing development for Link Group Ltd and Paragon Housing Association at Queen Street, Alva has been opened officially opened by the minister for local government and housing, Kevin Stewart.
Published 15 March 2018
A student halls of residence belonging to Napier University in Edinburgh has been found to be clad in the same material as the Grenfell Tower block in London.
Published 28 June 2017
Students from Edinburgh Napier University have showcased their creative skills at a 24 hour event aimed at tackling homelessness in the city.
Published 16 February 2017
A digital skills trainer with housing and care provider Blackwood is celebrating his success having scooped a prestigious industry award, after just one year in the job.
Published 7 December 2016
A new research hub will use the “green gold” of Scotland’s forests to support the construction of sustainable housing in the UK.
Published 6 December 2016
The first Edinburgh Napier University students have moved into a new £13 million accommodation development on the site of a former warehouse in the city’s Dalry area.
Published 13 September 2016
Kingdom Housing Association met with representatives from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Heriot Watt University keen to learn more about the Housing Innovation Showcase at Dunlin Drive, Dunfermline.
Published 13 November 2015
An innovative new app has been launched which promises to help social landlords and housebuilders in providing more energy efficient homes, reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions and improving the health of tenants.
Published 14 October 2015