Blogs



Blog: Data Protection: Information Security and the Construction Industry

Earlier this month, the construction company known as Construction Materials Online Limited was fi ...

Published 24 May 2017

Blog: Construction is not just about getting your hands dirty

Pauline McCabe of Kier Construction gives her account of being a woman in construction, the path s ...

Published 24 May 2017

Blog: The ‘brickie visa’ won’t solve the talent crisis in UK construction

Kelly Boorman, head of construction at RSM, on some possible ways to address the skills gap in UK ...

Published 23 May 2017

Blog: Managing the power of a PM under nec 3 contracts without 'death by Z clause'

Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod discusses the limited "checks and balances" applied to project mana ...

Published 22 May 2017

Blog: Independent building firms hitting a wall when it comes to council contract awards

By Martin Peat, Director, Richardson & Peat With school and local authority building contract ...

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Buy-to-let pain for long-term gain

By David Alexander, managing director at DJ Alexander Is the buy-to-let landlord a saver or an in ...

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Should an adjudicator disclose knowledge of related cases?

The 2016 case of Beumer revolved around a major construction project at Gatwick Airport and prov ...

Published 9 May 2017

Blog: Investment confidence in Scotland remains strong

GVA’s Stuart Agnew says investor confidence in commercial property in Scotland has been impressi ...

Published 5 May 2017

Blog: Creating ‘oven-ready’ sites can unlock the value in Scottish council land assets

By Conor Leyden, managing director of The LK Group Investing in new homes to help solve the housing ...

Published 4 May 2017

Blog: Five steps to make children’s rights a reality in the Scottish planning system

The Scottish planning system is soon to undergo reform following an independent review. The propos ...

Published 3 May 2017

Blog: Industry deflated over increase in planning fees

Burness Paull’s senior associate Theresa Hunt believes the construction industry will be disappo ...

Published 2 May 2017

Blog: Why the construction industry needs to embrace diversity

Matthew Goff, director of UK operations at Actavo | Building Solutions, explains why having a dive ...

Published 21 April 2017

Blog: Planning regulations in Scotland need to be stirred, not shaken

Richard Slipper of GVA on why Scotland’s new planning system should blend the best of the old wi ...

Published 18 April 2017

Blog: New planning system needs to deliver for developers and local communities

Government relations manager Mandy Catterall gives the Scottish Property Federation’s take on th ...

Published 13 April 2017

Blog: The future of the Scottish planning system

Scotland needs a planning system which nurtures growth and unlocks the potential of our people and p ...

Published 12 April 2017