Blogs



Roddy Cormack: Public procurement cake and SME benefits

Public procurement policy and practice, when it comes to facilitating SME involvement, seems to be f ...

Published 25 October 2019

Ben Zielinski: Terminating a commercial lease – how hard can it be to quit?

Ben Zielinski, a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, cons ...

Published 24 October 2019

Lewis Kemp: Prescription in construction claims – is arguing induced error the answer?

Harper Macleod’s Lewis Kemp looks at a recent case which has taken a new approach to dealing w ...

Published 22 October 2019

Jenny Bowles: Building social value in construction

Rounding off a fortnight of reporting following Scotland Excel’s ‘Accelerating Delivery ...

Published 18 October 2019

Ramsay Hall: Tackling fraud in the construction sector

Following recent regulatory investigations into fake certificates for construction workers, corporat ...

Published 16 October 2019

Tom Laurie: Exception reporting – when is it unnecessary to provide a Home Report?

Surveyor Tom Laurie talks about the many, but perhaps little known, exceptions that exist for Home R ...

Published 16 October 2019

Kirsty Henderson: The latest building design trends

Prime-site developer Queensberry Properties’ design and technical manager, Kirsty Henderson, e ...

Published 15 October 2019

Robbie Hunter: I always had ‘Grand Designs’ on my career

Site manager Robbie Hunter talks about the opportunities the industry presents and his route to a fl ...

Published 15 October 2019

Gemma Syme: Developing the skills pipeline

Gemma Syme, senior HR and recruitment adviser at CMS Windows, discusses the company’s pro ...

Published 14 October 2019

David Rennie: Opening and operating Project Bank Accounts

David Rennie, relationship director, public sector & higher education Scotland, Royal Bank of ...

Published 11 October 2019

Sarah Lewis: Affordable Passivhaus homes

Sarah Lewis, associate director: architecture at Hamson Barron Smith (HBS), describes the company&rs ...

Published 10 October 2019

Gordon Cunningham: How Clark Contracts is breaking down barriers to help eliminate stigma of mental health

According to MIND, one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year and in ...

Published 10 October 2019

Sally Orton: Protecting the mental health of those in the construction industry

HR manager Sally Orton highlights the support initiatives which Plastic Surgeon offers to help ...

Published 10 October 2019

Stephen Good: It’s time for clients & industry to show real vision and leadership if we want to transform construction

Stephen Good, chief executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, continues a series of ...

Published 9 October 2019

David Wilson: The definition of practical completion is now practically complete

David Wilson from law firm MacRoberts considers the outcome of Mears Limited v Costplan Services and ...

Published 9 October 2019