Blogs



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

Blog: The Great Productivity Challenge

Stephen Good, chief executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, challenges the secto ...

Published 22 November 2016

Blog: Three things the construction industry needs to know about working smarter

By Lynsey Lennon, performance team leader - alliance management, Scottish Water Last month I was ...

Published 7 November 2016

Blog: Grow your Construction Business with these Essential ISO Certifications

Often, businesses measure their growth by looking at revenue year on year. However, focusing on t ...

Published 31 October 2016

Blog: Billion pound boost for Edinburgh

The new Edinburgh St James development offers a fine example of the public and private sectors worki ...

Published 28 October 2016

Blog: Working smarter – not harder – is the key to faster housebuilding

By Ed Monaghan, chair of Construction Scotland and CEO of Mactaggart & Mickel Group Scotland ...

Published 27 October 2016