Blogs



Blog: How good design can support inclusion of autistic children in mainstream schools

By Martin Peat, director, Richardson & Peat Children with autism have a range of particular n ...

Published 1 June 2017

Blog: How can you protect your construction business from bad debt?

Head of EQ Property & Construction Steven Todd provides tips to protect your construction busi ...

Published 29 May 2017

Blog: Self-Interest v Mutual Trust and Co-Operation – court issues guidance on NEC3 contracts

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has recently issued a useful decision in relation to N ...

Published 26 May 2017

Blog: Actively seeking designs for low-energy homes of the future

By Martin Peat, director, Richardson & Peat In construction, bringing a scientific approach t ...

Published 26 May 2017

Blog: Increased emphasis on ADR in commercial actions in Scotland

New requirements for commercial actions highlight a change in emphasis for alternative dispute res ...

Published 25 May 2017

Blog: Copyright infringement now top priority for property developers following landmark judgement

Jonathan Hyndman reviews the findings in the High Court case of Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Deve ...

Published 25 May 2017

Blog: NEC4 – will the 'Next Generation' of standard contracts be a step forward?

Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod highlights the imminent launch of NEC4 The NEC has published a " ...

Published 24 May 2017

Blog: Data Protection: Information Security and the Construction Industry

Earlier this month, the construction company known as Construction Materials Online Limited was fi ...

Published 24 May 2017

Blog: Construction is not just about getting your hands dirty

Pauline McCabe of Kier Construction gives her account of being a woman in construction, the path s ...

Published 24 May 2017

Blog: The ‘brickie visa’ won’t solve the talent crisis in UK construction

Kelly Boorman, head of construction at RSM, on some possible ways to address the skills gap in UK ...

Published 23 May 2017

Blog: Managing the power of a PM under nec 3 contracts without 'death by Z clause'

Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod discusses the limited "checks and balances" applied to project mana ...

Published 22 May 2017

Blog: Independent building firms hitting a wall when it comes to council contract awards

By Martin Peat, Director, Richardson & Peat With school and local authority building contract ...

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Buy-to-let pain for long-term gain

By David Alexander, managing director at DJ Alexander Is the buy-to-let landlord a saver or an in ...

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Should an adjudicator disclose knowledge of related cases?

The 2016 case of Beumer revolved around a major construction project at Gatwick Airport and prov ...

Published 9 May 2017

Blog: Investment confidence in Scotland remains strong

GVA’s Stuart Agnew says investor confidence in commercial property in Scotland has been impressi ...

Published 5 May 2017