Blogs



Blog: New advice: Will Scotland get the homes it needs?

Marc Giles, planning consultant at Ryden, on the part planning plays in delivering housing and inf ...

Published 1 March 2016

Blog: The importance of apprenticeships

Gavin Hay, training manager at City Building and chair of the Scottish Building Apprenticeship Cou ...

Published 29 February 2016

Blog: Why professionalism is as important to the built environment as it is to medicine

CITB chairman, James Wates, on improving the image of construction. Buildings, like doctors, keep ...

Published 22 February 2016

Blog: Changing the way we work to become more valuable to the industry

Steve Radley, CITB director of policy, discusses the organisation's business plan for the next thr ...

Published 15 February 2016

Gareth Hoskins: a tribute from his team

Gareth made a difference in the way he established his company; he created a collegiate studio atmos ...

Published 22 January 2016

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