Blogs



Blog: Top tips for SMES on building a healthy pipeline for 2019

Debbie MacKenzie, general manager at Proactis based in Aberdeen, provides some top tips for construction businesses looking to successfully bid for and win work.

Published 10 January 2019

Blog: Construction trends for 2019

Gary Danson, operations director at specialist repair firm Plastic Surgeon, discusses what he thinks 2019 has in store for the construction industry.

Published 8 January 2019

Blog: The future of homes for social rent: How modular provides Scotland with a solution to social housing challenges

Scape Group chief executive, Mark Robinson, on the Scottish Government’s fresh investment into affordable housing and the barriers needed to overcome for delivery.

Published 19 December 2018

Blog: Appointing Construction Consultants – recurring problems

Scope of services, standard of care and correct contracting parties. Three standard appointment issues for professional consultants advising on construction projects, but issues which reach the courts on a regular basis as a recent court judgment demonstrates.

Published 19 December 2018

Blog: Planning and Infrastructure: a little less conversation, a little more action

Planning partner Sarah Baillie contrasts the lack of ambition within Scotland’s Planning Bill to the bold, inspirational, collaborative and game-changing Connecting Glasgow Report issued recently by Glasgow City Council.

Published 18 December 2018

Blog: Home Reports have worked well for 10 years, but surveyors must always be open to opportunities for improvement

Marking a decade since the introduction of Home Reports, Eric Curran highlights issues such as length, categories, valuation price and the importance of being on a lender panel.

Published 14 December 2018

Blog: Collaboration is key to boosting efficiency, innovation and profit

Lucy Black from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre on the importance of collaboration in construction.

Published 11 December 2018

Blog: Challenger banks create opportunities for commercial property, but the sector must keep its eyes open

Alan Gordon at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors considers the opportunities that challenger banks provide to the commercial property sector.

Published 11 December 2018

Blog: How we are influencing the Scottish Planning Bill

Craig McLaren outlines how RTPI Scotland is influencing the Planning Bill.

Published 4 December 2018

Blog: A career that lets you reach for the sky

Berratt Wong, a graduate quantity surveyor at Kier, explains how the company’s graduate programme has helped his career in construction flourish.

Published 27 November 2018

Blog: SEPA’S new licensing requirements: Is your construction site compliant?

Are you involved in a construction project?  If so, are you fully aware of the changes to SEPA’s Controlled Activities Regulations which came into effect in September? Burness Paull’s Kate Primrose outlines what is required.

Published 23 November 2018

Blog: Time to manufacture a stronger construction sector in Scotland

Hew Edgar calls for dedicated legislation to help tackle the growing obstacles which hinder the sustainable growth of Scotland’s construction sector.

Published 22 November 2018

Blog: Why the fragmented approach to construction has to evolve

Offsite construction specialist Innovaré outlines why the construction industry needs to evolve in order to progress.

Published 16 November 2018

Blog: Steady as she goes - Scotland’s residential property market enters calmer waters

By Eric Curran at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors

Published 15 November 2018

Blog: Flexible office space isn’t just for start-ups

Highbridge Properties director Guy Marsden on the rise of flexible offices.

Published 13 November 2018