Blogs



Charlie Drysdale: Heat Networks - a hot topic in the Scottish decarbonisation agenda

Charlie Drysdale, project development manager, heat and distributed energy at SSE Enterprise, d ...

Published 6 December 2019

Gary Logan: Byte-sized training to unlock Scottish construction productivity gains

Gary Logan, chair of the Building Contractor Training Group (BCTG), explains how the training group ...

Published 5 December 2019

Stuart Clubb: Supreme Court gratuitous alienation decision gives with one hand but takes with the other

Courts can, in appropriate cases, devise a remedy to protect the good faith purchaser in a gratuitou ...

Published 4 December 2019

Roddy Cormack: P-DfMA and the increase in off-site construction

Roddy Cormack, construction law specialist and legal director at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LL ...

Published 4 December 2019

Alan Wilson: Beating the age and skills gap - how the electrical industry is future-proofing Scotland

SELECT’s Alan Wilson details how the electrical industry is tackling demographic changes in th ...

Published 20 November 2019

Guy Marsden: Glasgow’s hotbed of talent is heating up the property market

Highbridge Properties’ Guy Marsden looks at the Glasgow commercial property market and the inc ...

Published 20 November 2019

Kathie Pollard: Action on blight

Kathie Pollard, policy officer at the Scottish Land Commission, explores how a new framework can h ...

Published 19 November 2019

Yunming Thomson: School projects deliver lessons in stakeholder success

Halliday Fraser Munro design director Yunming Thomson discusses how community involvement in the ear ...

Published 18 November 2019

Hamish Trench: Regional land use partnerships

With the Scottish Land Commission being asked to advise the Scottish Government on the establishment ...

Published 13 November 2019

Lindsey Mitchell: More than just a school

BDP architect Lindsey Mitchell on the importance of designing education spaces which inspire and pro ...

Published 12 November 2019

Ross Taylor: Mandatory payment practices in the construction sector

Construction law specialist Ross Taylor wonders if it’s now time for mandatory payment practic ...

Published 7 November 2019

Nicola Barclay: We need to home in on ways to beat the housing crisis

Ahead of the Homes for Scotland annual conference, Nicola Barclay discusses the need for housing, th ...

Published 7 November 2019

Martin Jarvie: How collaboration can help build the next generation of architects

I was one of those kids who knew what they wanted to be from an early age. My five-year-old s ...

Published 6 November 2019

Jim Cuthbert: Scotland risks sliding backwards into the risks, expense and failures of PFI

In a new report for Common Weal, former chief statistician Jim Cuthbert examines ...

Published 5 November 2019

Heather Holbrook: Construction industry must face up to new building regulations

The new building regulations can ensure Scotland leads the way in delivering safe, compliant constru ...

Published 29 October 2019