Blogs



Blog: Will Grenfell be a game changer for housing, bidding and contract management?

The social housing sector must make changes across all its platforms, says Andrew Morrison.

Published 15 August 2017

Blog: Will the Scottish Government respond positively to support Scotland’s build-to-rent sector?

By Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish

Published 10 August 2017

Blog: Statutory notices and duties of solicitors - the £600,000 Blandfield bill

Gillian Craig looks at the risk attaching to ownership in an imperfect registration system.

Published 4 August 2017

Blog: Building design must be considered to fully support those with dementia

Architects, contractors and building commissioners must consider the design of new buildings if Scotland is to fully support those with dementia, writes Lesley Palmer.

Published 2 August 2017

Case review: Did you mean to give notice?

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn outlines that a recent case demonstrates that a payee to a construction contract may not always require to show that it was their intention to give notice under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 when serving a payment notice.

Published 31 July 2017

Blog: Evolving Edinburgh – how has the capital changed since 2007?

GVA’s Keith Aitken on how Edinburgh’s commercial property makeup has changed since he took up his current role ten years ago.

Published 24 July 2017

Interview: Emerging Architect Award winner Neil Taylor

The inaugural RIAS/Saint-Gobain Emerging Architect Award recognises the crucial role architects play in delivering a better world and encourages the great architects of the future at the outset of their careers.

Published 21 July 2017

Blog: Finding a different pathway to my successful career in construction

Elaine Perratt of Cruden Buildings and Renewals, on how she's progressed up the career ladder as a women in construction.

Published 14 July 2017

Blog: How CITB will change under my leadership

Sarah Beale on her appointment as CEO of CITB on a permanent basis.

Published 13 July 2017

Blog: Invest in the market-facing business while maintaining a strong core

Simon Phillips, regional managing director of Esh Border Construction, discusses the recent economy growth figures for Scotland.

Published 12 July 2017

Blog: What does the future hold for the Scottish planning system?

Ryden Planning Partner Marc Giles discusses.

Published 7 July 2017

Blog: Edinburgh City Deal needs to look beyond big ticket items

Toby Withall, office agency partner at property consultants Knight Frank’s Edinburgh operation sets out his views on what he thinks the Edinburgh City Deal should focus on

Published 5 July 2017

Blog: Becoming a civil engineer – My journey

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, site engineer Gail McEwen tells her inspiring story of achieving career goals against the odds.

Published 23 June 2017

Blog: From classroom dream to engineering queen

Graduate quantity surveyor at Balfour Beatty, Stacey McArdle, discusses her journey into engineering in celebration of International Women in Engineering Day.

Published 23 June 2017

Blog: PPPs need tweaked to build vital infrastructure

Tackling negative perceptions of this scheme are vital, says Charlene McLaughlan from DLA Piper.

Published 15 June 2017