Blogs



Gareth Hoskins: April 1967 - January 2016, by Sunand Prasad

Gareth Hoskins was a gifted architect, a natural leader, and a tireless ambassador for design thro ...

Published 22 January 2016

Blog: Planning in the next Parliament: Building a successful and sustainable Scotland

RTPI Scotland planning policy & practice officer, Nikola Miller, sets out the Institute’s man ...

Published 20 January 2016

Blog: Time for a rethink on designing flood defences?

As northern England and many parts of Scotland count the huge cost of recent flooding, Richard Ste ...

Published 8 January 2016

Blog: Busy year ahead for Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group

Tom Barclay, co-chair of the Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group reflects on 2015 and looks ah ...

Published 8 January 2016

Blog: What does 2016 hold for Scottish planning?

Craig McLaren, director of RTPI Scotland, gazes into his crystal ball to identify key planning iss ...

Published 6 January 2016

Blog: 2016 is the year for the construction industry to invest

Richard Threlfall, KPMG’s head of infrastructure, building and construction, forecasts a positiv ...

Published 24 December 2015

Blog: Making plans

Scotland's planning system is key to the success of the renewable energy sector. As the Scottish G ...

Published 22 December 2015

Blog: Delivering Planning Reform – Time for Change

There is no doubt that the planning system in Scotland is indeed of urgent reform. This is borne ...

Published 24 November 2015

Blog: Construction workers urged to stay safe near overhead power lines

Bill Cuthbert, health and safety director at SP Energy Networks, is encouraging construction workers ...

Published 28 October 2015

Blog: Drones: taking the construction industry to new heights

Construction projects are complicated, time-consuming & resource-intensive. But once complete, t ...

Published 16 October 2015

Blog: Architect Malcolm Fraser on the end of his practice

Architect Malcolm Fraser reflects on the experience of having to close his practice despite prod ...

Published 14 October 2015

Blog: CDM Co-Ordinator Deadline 6 October - Are You Ready?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) set out what people involved ...

Published 6 October 2015

Blog: CDM – How are you doing and are you ready to transition?

We work with a range of businesses and schools who may be clients, contractors, principal contrac ...

Published 2 October 2015

Blog: CDM2015 and its implications for the homeowner

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) came into force on 6th April 201 ...

Published 17 September 2015

Blog: The ‘New’ Payment Regime in Construction

Payment in the construction industry is regulated by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regene ...

Published 10 September 2015