Innovation feeds into each and every project and how we develop and support our people. In order to meet our Net Zero targets and continue providing our clients with the service and quality we are renowned for, we understand the need to adopt an innovative approach across the business.


With digitalisation one of the key priorities for reaching our business ambitions, we continue to strengthen our digital capabilities and have been rolling out a number of innovation driven initiatives to support this.

  • Blended working approach utilising online channels for stronger collaborative working
  • Modernising our existing software programmes
  • Developing bespoke apps to streamline our project processes
  • Working with Digital Construction Skills
  • Switching to paperless sites

Innovative working

We work, together with our partners, to explore and implement innovative ways of working wherever possible. This has seen us trialling new materials and methods such as the intelligent membrane we installed to a clean water tank on behalf of Scottish Water for remote asset monitoring and the North Glasgow Integrated Water Management System with Scottish Canals that utilises 'smart' technology to automatically lower the canal ahead of heavy rainfall. This has created a pioneering drainage system that has supported significant regeneration in North Glasgow.


Smart Surface is Mackenzie Construction's innovative solution for the sustainable surfacing of paths, roads and hard standings. This contributes to the circular economy by utilising existing ground conditions, minimising the need for importing virgin materials or the disposal of waste materials.

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