Blogs



Blog: Finding the holes in the profitability bucket

By John Forster, group chairman, Forster Group Productivity can mean different things to differen ...

Published 31 January 2017

Blog: The Parliamentary debate on planning – a constructive discussion

Craig McLaren, director of RTPI Scotland, outlines his take on the planning debate in Parliament y ...

Published 27 January 2017

Blog: Mixed picture for construction in 2017 and 2018 due to impact of uncertainty

Steven Todd from EQ Chartered Accountants discusses the impact of uncertainty within the construct ...

Published 17 January 2017

Blog: Four priorities for 2017 to help Scottish construction SMEs & stop wasting money

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group in Scotland has set four key procurement and project ...

Published 10 January 2017

Blog: My planning manifesto for 2017

RTPI Scotland convenor Stefano Smith sets out his plans for 2017 In response to the RTPI Scotland ...

Published 9 January 2017

Blog: 5 important things that happened in Scottish planning in 2016

RTPI Scotland director Craig McLaren looks back at the important things that have happened in Sc ...

Published 4 January 2017

Blog: 2017 will be a year of feast and famine for the construction sector

Richard Threlfall from KPMG forecasts that 2017 will be a year of feast and famine for the UK cons ...

Published 22 December 2016

Blog: Strategic thinking will help us build for future

The City of Edinburgh Council’s new Local Development Plan provides a clear framework to manage th ...

Published 22 December 2016

Blog: Hitting the ground running - From my first policy board to an increase in Scottish planning fees

Paul Curran details a week which was marked by his first time heading up the Scottish Property Fed ...

Published 14 December 2016

Blog: Performance Bonds and the Free Lunch

Roddy Cormack asks whether performance bonds could mean that it is possible to have a risk free co ...

Published 12 December 2016

Blog: Five shared priorities for planning in Scotland

Prior to the highly anticipated Planning Bill White Paper, RICS in Scotland has worked with ICE an ...

Published 8 December 2016

Blog: Four ways the construction industry should modernise by 2027

Over the next 10 years, the UK’s construction industry could see a 25 per cent decline in availa ...

Published 6 December 2016

Blog: Call-in by Scottish Ministers

Why do Ministers call-in planning cases? Does it make any difference to outcomes? Neil Collar from ...

Published 1 December 2016

Blog: A day in the life of planning enforcement

What does a day in planning enforcement look like? A pertinent question for Katherine Pollard, the n ...

Published 29 November 2016

Blog: Rules on public contract changes are clear as mud

Strict rules rightly govern contracts awarded by public bodies, and, in some cases, by utilities. ...

Published 28 November 2016