Blogs



Blog: Apprenticeship Levy

Ahead of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy which comes into force tomorrow, director o ...

Published 5 April 2017

Blog: Counting my blessings for my career in construction

Assistant quantity surveyor Ashley Dunsmore on being a woman in construction and being on Kier’s ...

Published 31 March 2017

Blog: Community Right-to-Buy can offer opportunities for developers

Many housebuilders and property developers hold an unfortunate perception around the extension of ...

Published 29 March 2017

Blog: Scottish land, planning and finance: addressing the self-build triple threat

The UK’s communities secretary Sajid Javid started the year with a visit to the Netherlands and Ge ...

Published 22 March 2017

Blog: Time to change direction? Collateral Warranties in Scottish construction projects

A client survey by law firm Burness Paull highlights the problems in practice with Collateral Warr ...

Published 14 March 2017

Blog: Maximising the value of apprenticeships

Growing young talent is not just a policy agenda, it is a necessity for Scotland’s economy, writ ...

Published 6 March 2017

Blog: Cementing Queensferry Crossing’s place in history

The Queensferry Crossing is set to become the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world ...

Published 28 February 2017

Blog: Planning decisions are taking longer – What can developers do to address this?

By Dr Mikael Forup, technical director of ecology at Atmos Consulting. Latest planning performanc ...

Published 20 February 2017

Update: Sheriff Appeal Court considers ‘intention’ in payment notices

The requirements of a valid payment notice issued under a construction contract were considered in a ...

Published 17 February 2017

Blog: Master-planning and future-proofing: making the transition to a low carbon city

As it looks ahead to the Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Cities Conference in Edinburgh next week, th ...

Published 16 February 2017

Blog: Satellite business districts turn up the heat as city centre speculative commercial buildings remain frozen

Ian Manson of Clyde Gateway on breaking the chronic office space conundrum. My own experience, ...

Published 15 February 2017

Update: Scottish Government consults on unconventional oil and gas development

The Scottish Government is consulting on the future of unconventional oil and gas development in S ...

Published 14 February 2017

Blog: Rising to the challenges and seizing the opportunities in active asset management

Experienced housing practitioner Jim Rooney has been working in asset management for the past 25 y ...

Published 10 February 2017

Blog: Planning: power to the people?

We need a Scottish planning system which will inspire, empower and deliver for the future, writes Ga ...

Published 9 February 2017

Blog: Caution will not deliver the homes Scotland desperately needs

Gillespie Macandrew’s housebuilding expert Harry Smith says now is not the time for Scotland’s ...

Published 8 February 2017