By Kristy Dorsey

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has appointed Andy Outram as its new chairman as it continues to work towards digital transformation and increased sustainability across the sector.

Currently lead director for real estate in Scotland for global services company Turner & Townsend, Mr Outram has worked in the industry for 35 years. During his career, he has acted as project management director on a range of high-profile schemes such as Athlete’s Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the SSE Hydro Arena, and The Event Centre Aberdeen (TECA).

He takes over the chairman’s role from John Forster of Forster Group, who has held the post for the past three years.

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“I have actively supported CSIC since it was launched in 2014 and, having worked on some of the early strategies, it has been great to see it become an ever-more integral part of Scotland’s construction sector,” Mr Outram said.

“Our industry has been placed front and centre of the Covid-19 recovery. As we face this challenge, and even bigger threats such as the climate emergency, we need to accelerate our transformation.”