Blogs



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

Blog: Architect Malcolm Fraser on the end of his practice

Architect Malcolm Fraser reflects on the experience of having to close his practice despite prod ...

Published 14 October 2015

Blog: CDM Co-Ordinator Deadline 6 October - Are You Ready?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) set out what people involved ...

Published 6 October 2015

Blog: CDM – How are you doing and are you ready to transition?

We work with a range of businesses and schools who may be clients, contractors, principal contrac ...

Published 2 October 2015

Blog: CDM2015 and its implications for the homeowner

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) came into force on 6th April 201 ...

Published 17 September 2015

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