Blogs



Blog: The ‘New’ Payment Regime in Construction

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

Published 10 September 2015

Blog: Why the scandal of urban land left vacant or derelict must be tackled

By Professor David Adams at the University of Glasgow Imagine that an area one and three quarters ...

Published 21 August 2015

Blog: Bid Management… or bid mismanagement?

By Andy Monteith, head of construction at Baker Tilly “This project is over budget, we aren’t ...

Published 4 August 2015

Letter to the Editor: Vaughan Hart on the latest construction liquidation statistics

The latest figures from the Insolvency Service are encouraging, showing a 20 per cent decline in t ...

Published 31 July 2015

Blog: Why should young people join the Scottish construction industry?

By Phil Ford, CITB's strategic partnerships director for Scotland. A big part of my job is to wo ...

Published 22 July 2015

Blog: Planning for a Fairer Scotland?

RTPI Scotland director, Craig McLaren, looks to stimulate a discussion on where planning and plann ...

Published 20 July 2015

Blog: It’s time we started looking after Edinburgh’s tenements

Edinburgh's tenements are a vital part of a vibrant city. Andrew Milne asks isn't it time we start ...

Published 14 July 2015

Blog: Land Reform Bill – What are the implications for Scottish land and property?

By Jonathan Henson, Savills head of rural in Scotland The Land Reform Bill, published in the Scotti ...

Published 25 June 2015

Blog: Deal or no deal: Procuring a successful City Deal

Successful cities are those cities with a feel about them - a ‘buzz in the air’. A city which ...

Published 2 June 2015

Blog: CDM Regulations 2015 - transitional arrangements

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 ("CDM15") came into force on 6 April 201 ...

Published 27 May 2015

Blog: Securing the future of our industry

By Alan Burns, divisions manager for City Building There have been reports for some time of a ski ...

Published 21 May 2015

Blog: Why young people should consider construction as a career

By Puja Bhardwaj, assistant site manager for BAM Construction Despite the lingering stereotypes of ...

Published 11 May 2015

Blog: Scottish Liberal Democrats Manifesto: where small builds big

By Hew Edgar, policy manger (Scotland) at RICS The Scottish Liberal Democrats have indicated supp ...

Published 23 April 2015

Blog: The SNP manifesto: a taxing investment

By Hew Edgar, RICS, policy manger (Scotland) After consulting widely among stakeholders and its 9 ...

Published 21 April 2015

Blog: Public procurement changes are music to the ears of construction SMEs

By Ian Taylor, PfH Scotland Changes are afoot in public procurement that ought to be music to the ...

Published 10 April 2015