Blogs



Christoph Ackermann: Designing knowledge cauldrons

BDP principal Christoph Ackermann discusses the architectural process for designing buildings for kn ...

Published 20 August 2019

Stephen Garvin: Reshaping the Building Standards system

The Scottish Government’s head of building standards Stephen Garvin shares the latest work of ...

Published 14 August 2019

Alex Nicholson: No time to waste on construction VAT changes

Accountant Alex Nicholson warns Scottish construction firms to act now in preparation for the VAT do ...

Published 8 August 2019

Neil Collar: Retirement living and the new Planning (Scotland) Act

Brodies partner Neil Collar outlines how retirement living is addressed in the Planning (Scotland) B ...

Published 7 August 2019

Euan Bell: VAT disruption could cause ‘chaos’ among construction SMEs

Construction finance specialist Euan Bell offers his insight into how the upcoming VAT changes withi ...

Published 6 August 2019

Hazel Davies: The renaissance in urban living

After a century of flight to the suburbs, urban living has come into vogue for a variety of reasons. ...

Published 2 August 2019

Rodney Whyte: Scots law missing a trick on ‘later living’ projects

Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how ...

Published 2 August 2019

Peter Aramayo: Commitment to connecting Scotland’s communities

Mabey Hire projects director Peter Aramayo on the importance of temporary bridging in rural areas. ...

Published 1 August 2019

Open letter from chief planner John McNairney

With the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 receiving Royal Assent last week, chief planner John McNairney ...

Published 31 July 2019

Foundations for equality: LGBTQ+ inclusivity within the construction sector

Lawyers Sarah Wales, Fiona Graham and Curtis Fox explore how the construction sector can promote inc ...

Published 31 July 2019

Laura Brown: From the runway to the rubble – building a dream career

Assistant business development manager Laura Brown explains why she chose to leave a career in fashi ...

Published 30 July 2019

Isla Jappy: Making affordable homes affordable

Halliday Fraser Munro design associate Isla Jappy discusses the future challenges for affordable hou ...

Published 30 July 2019

Alan Cantwell: Scaffolders reach new heights with CITB funding

ASC Edinburgh Ltd managing director Alan Cantwell discusses how CITB’s Skills and Training Fun ...

Published 26 July 2019

Gordon Clyne: Managing summer spikes in the education sector

Morris & Spottiswood director for fit-out Scotland, Gordon Clyne, outlines how the companies can ...

Published 26 July 2019

Alan Wilson: The Current War changed the world. Now today’s electricians can continue to change it for the better

As the movie about Thomas Edison and electricity 'The Current War' prepares for release tomorrow, Al ...

Published 25 July 2019