Blogs



Blog: How digital engineering excellence spurred construction in Glasgow’s financial district

By Dave Holland, engineering director at Mabey Hire

Published 21 September 2018

Blog: We must bridge the gap this Scottish Housing Day for a brighter future

Avant Homes’ David Knight on the issues facing young and first-time buyers in Scotland and the help available to get people onto the property ladder.

Published 20 September 2018

Blog: A bigger Mac

Following the news that the Glasgow School of Art is choosing to rebuild the fire-struck Mackintosh Building, architect Russell Wardrop thinks the project should instead be used as a great opportunity to rebuild Sauchiehall Street.

Published 18 September 2018

Blog: Businesses need strategic IQ to stay ahead

Bruce Donaldson highlights WSP’s Future Ready concept and explains how the design of cities and business infrastructure is likely to change in line with climate, technology and societal trends.

Published 18 September 2018

Blog: Constructing a more secure digital future

Recent government figures show construction firms are less likely than others to put cyber security at the top of their agendas. Weightmans’ Paul Lowe explains why and suggests what contractors can do to protect themselves.

Published 4 September 2018

Blog: The Case for Compulsory Sales Orders in Scotland – More Questions than Answers

By Colin Lavety, planning director at Barton Willmore

Published 31 August 2018

Blog: Why introducing Third Party or ‘Equal’ Right of Appeal would be a backward step

By Mandy Catterall at the Scottish Property Federation

Published 31 August 2018

Blog: Volumetric homes have the potential to be a smart and healthy housebuilding solution

Jon Stinson and Julio Bros Williamson, research fellows in the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, believe that smarter, better, faster – homes built in a factory benefit everyone.

Published 29 August 2018

Blog: Real estate bounce-back could drive growth in Scotland’s vibrant economy

Grant Thornton’s head of property & construction in Scotland, Lorraine Macphail, on current market conditions in Scotland’s construction, property and retail sectors.

Published 27 August 2018

Blog: Delaying development, delaying growth

Keith Geddes gives his thoughts on the Planning (Scotland) Bill the threat of a new right of appeal.

Published 24 August 2018

Blog: Build a construction career by filling the gaps

Andrew Stephen gives his take on the current condition of skills and employment in the construction sector.

Published 23 August 2018

Blog: Building your brand as an employer of choice

Mactaggart & Mickel’s HR director, Marion Forbes, on how to recruit the best talent when the employment pool is shrinking.

Published 21 August 2018

Blog: Community Land Week: community land ownership becoming the norm

As community groups across Scotland are opening up their doors showcasing what happens on community owned land in the first Community Land Week, Scottish Land Commissioner, Megan MacInnes looks at the importance of community land ownership and its success story in Scotland’s land reform journey to date.

Published 16 August 2018

Blog: Apprenticeships make pipe dreams into reality

Apprentice plumber Zoe Hume wants to encourage more young people and particularly women to reconsider a career in the sector.

Published 14 August 2018

Blog: Lifetime running costs overtaking other factors in property purchase decisions

Bob Dalrymple, head of marketing at leading glass wool insulation manufacturer at Superglass, discusses the increasing importance house-buyers put on the running costs of properties and how housebuilders can use it to their advantage.

Published 10 August 2018