Blogs



Andy Hadden: The workplace revolution – work less, play harder?

Property developer Andy Hadden discusses the future of the workplace.

Published 26 January 2021

Lisa Dromgoole: Steps construction firms can take to mitigate materials shortages

Womble Bond Dickinson managing associate, Lisa Dromgoole, on steps construction firms can take to mitigate materials shortages in light of Brexit.

Published 25 January 2021

Martin Stevens: Creating a challenge culture to deliver positive impact

As an organisation with challenge engrained in our business culture, we are used to taking ourselves out of our comfort zones, however, 2020 still packed quite a punch.

Published 22 January 2021

Begbies Traynor: Why the housing market is protected during lockdown 3.0

As mainland Scotland entered the third coronavirus lockdown under national guidelines, the housing market braced itself for another slowdown following attempts to catch up due to the four-month shut down which commenced in March 2020. To restart the housing market, encourage vendors to increase their selling appetite and push buyers to continue interacting with estate agents, special guidance and legislative changes were unveiled.

Published 22 January 2021

Improved fire safety for new flats and social homes – dissemination events

The Scottish Government's Building Standards Division on the latest changes to sprinkler regulations.

Published 21 January 2021

Eric Curran: The cladding issue must be addressed immediately

DM Hall Chartered Surveyors partner Eric Curran on the need for immediate action to rectify the UK's cladding crisis.

Published 19 January 2021

Sam Hart: Seeing the wood for the trees - how timber can help Scotland deliver sustainability

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) innovation manager Sam Hart on the natural resource that could help Scotland achieve its carbon targets.

Published 14 January 2021

Stacey Cassidy: Development of modular a key step on the road towards sustainable housing

Stacey Cassidy on modular housing in Scotland and its role in creating a more sustainable housing sector.

Published 14 January 2021

Womble Bond Dickinson: Navigating delay and disruption – and a ‘groundswell of disputes’ – must be top priority for construction sector in 2021

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the UK continues its journey as the first ever nation to exit the European Union, collaboration will continue to be key as the construction industry prepares itself for months of delay and disruption – with an expected rise in disputes being the most imminent threat, according to construction law specialists at Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD).

Published 13 January 2021

Christoph Ackermann: Rethinking healthcare design: lessons learned from a global pandemic

BDP's Glasgow Studio principal Christoph Ackermann on redesigning healthcare estates for the future.

Published 12 January 2021

MJ O'Shaughnessy: Protecting, preserving and enhancing our environment

Managing director MJ O'Shaughnessy on how Will Rudd's approach to blue-green engineering is creating responsible environmental solutions.

Published 12 January 2021

Janette Speed: Property sector primed to help UK recover from Covid crisis

Real estate can lead the way in shaping how we want to live and work in the post-pandemic future, write Janette Speed, head of real estate and head of office in Scotland at law firm Shoosmiths.

Published 12 January 2021

Hazel Davies: Why kitchens are the heart of the home

Despite being treated as an afterthought just a few decades ago, kitchens are now the focal point for family life, entertaining and after-hours relaxation. Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores how the kitchen has become the heart of the home.

Published 11 January 2021

Kevin Rush: Considerable City Deal success in 2020 and ambitious plans for 2021

Director of regional economic growth Kevin Rush highlights some key milestones and outcomes achieved by the Glasgow City Region City Deal during the past year and looks ahead to a promising 2021.

Published 5 January 2021

Ramsay Hall: FCA warning notice to Carillion for misleading messaging – a lesson for the construction industry

As the Financial Conduct Authority investigation into the 2018 Carillion case concludes with the watchdog intending to take further action against its directors, Ramsay Hall argues that the lessons for the industry as a whole is that sending out misleading messages to the market about a company's position isn't acceptable and will land businesses in hot water.

Published 22 December 2020