Blogs



Blog: SEPA’S new licensing requirements: Is your construction site compliant?

Are you involved in a construction project?  If so, are you fully aware of the changes to SEPA’s Controlled Activities Regulations which came into effect in September? Burness Paull’s Kate Primrose outlines what is required.

Published 23 November 2018

Blog: Time to manufacture a stronger construction sector in Scotland

Hew Edgar calls for dedicated legislation to help tackle the growing obstacles which hinder the sustainable growth of Scotland’s construction sector.

Published 22 November 2018

Blog: Why the fragmented approach to construction has to evolve

Offsite construction specialist Innovaré outlines why the construction industry needs to evolve in order to progress.

Published 16 November 2018

Blog: Steady as she goes - Scotland’s residential property market enters calmer waters

By Eric Curran at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors

Published 15 November 2018

Blog: Flexible office space isn’t just for start-ups

Highbridge Properties director Guy Marsden on the rise of flexible offices.

Published 13 November 2018

Blog: ‘Smash and Grab’: The Appeal

Rebecca Barrass provides an insight on a Court of Appeal ruling into a ‘smash and grab’ construction case.

Published 12 November 2018

Blog: Constructions contracts are already featuring Brexit clauses

Commercial real estate specialist Jonathan Seddon discusses the Brexit concerns that now regularly feature in construction contract negotiations and the implications being felt with regards to workforce and tariffs.

Published 9 November 2018

Blog: AI is revolutionising the construction industry

By Professor Peter Debney at engineering software specialist Oasys

Published 7 November 2018

Blog: Collaboration over conflict – the only way for a modern Scottish planning system

Housing minister Kevin Stewart blogs about rights of appeal in planning, ahead of Stage 2 of the Planning Bill today.

Published 31 October 2018

Blog: 40 years under the floorboards - the life and times of a dedicated Chartered Surveyor

Eric Curran at DM Hall on the changes in the surveyor sector which he has witnessed firsthand over the last 40 years.

Published 26 October 2018

Blog: LBTT has worked – but a Brexit break might be due

By Rodney Whyte, partner and property and planning specialist at legal firm Pinsent Masons

Published 26 October 2018

Blog: Stage 2 scrutiny of the Planning Bill continues

Planning minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the Planning (Scotland) Bill and what’s next for Stage 2 consideration.

Published 23 October 2018

Blog: BIM can boost your bottom line – interested now?

Colin Hastie, BIM consultant at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) reveals how BIM can boost the bottom line of a business.

Published 16 October 2018

Blog: Building a model career in construction

Laura Closs reveals her pathway towards a career with Kier Construction.

Published 2 October 2018