Blogs



Edward Dymock: Shaped by movement

Edward Dymock, associate architect at BDP’s Glasgow Studio and lead architect for EGIP’s redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station to the end of detail design, discusses how the new station was designed.

Published 13 July 2021

Jennifer Campbell: The demand for rural land and properties in Scotland remains undiminished

Jennifer Campbell, head of estate agency in DM Hall Baird Lumsden, the specialist rural department of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, discusses the continued demand for rural properties of all shapes and sizes in Scotland.

Published 7 July 2021

Mike Harrison: Learning from listening to communities 

Mike Harrison, creative director of HarrisonStevens, details his participation in an innovative collaboration that was undertaken as part of the What if...?/Scotland exhibition, originally designed to be staged at the Venice Biennale, but now on show at the V&A Dundee.

Published 6 July 2021

Scottish Renewables: Our work on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Having engaged in the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act since its earliest days, working with civil servants and ministers to provide the views of the renewables sector, Scottish Renewables highlights the work that was carried out and the teamwork that was necessary to achieve these wins.

Published 1 July 2021

Andrew Richards: Local and reclaimed building materials should be part of solution towards zero carbon and current material shortages

Sourcing locally and using reclaimed building materials is possible and should be part of the solution towards zero carbon and could help the Scottish construction industry weather the global material supply shortages, says Andrew Richards, co-chair of the Supply Chain Resilience & Capability Sub-group of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum.

Published 29 June 2021

Alasdair Steele: Pandemic underlines the enduring investment appeal of resilient retail parks

Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland commercial at Knight Frank, discusses the investment appeal of retail parks in the UK.

Published 22 June 2021

Stephen Good: Scotland’s race against climate change - does net zero mark the finish line?

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre CEO Stephen Good asks whether net zero is enough and whether Scotland could in fact go further to tackle climate change.

Published 16 June 2021

Simon Capaldi: Why occupiers and landlords must work together as we return to the office

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, on returning to the office and how the transition may take shape.

Published 16 June 2021

Mary Alexander: How fair is work in the construction industry?

Mary Alexander, the deputy regional secretary for Unite the Union Scotland and co-chair of The Fair Work Convention’s Construction Industry Inquiry Group, is looking to find out how fair is work in the construction industry.

Published 15 June 2021

Shirley Wyles: Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes

Four years after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, BLM partner Shirley Wyles lays out the legal landscape regarding fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.

Published 14 June 2021

Frankie Healy: A digital agency still needs a collaborative work space

Digital agency director Frankie Healy reveals why his business and others won't be ditching their office spaces post-pandemic.

Published 8 June 2021

Jason Chandler: Building safer utility workplaces using advanced tech: Lessons from the U.S.

Burns & McDonnell projects director, Jason Chandler, looks at the advantages and safety improvements delivered by wearable technology which has been used widely in the US in construction sites during the pandemic.

Published 7 June 2021

Roddy Cormack: From toilet paper to steel cladding – how to manage a supply sheet storm

Construction law specialist Roddy Cormack on the shortages of construction materials and the impact this may have on the sector. 

Published 4 June 2021

Kathleen McAnea: Construction materials shortage – blip or blunder?

Burness Paull's Kathleen McAnea looks at the implications of the current shortage in construction materials and offers suggestions for companies who may be impacted.

Published 3 June 2021

Andrew Tolmie and Stefanie Johnston: After Grenfell, who pays to make high-rise buildings meet fire safety standards?

Andrew Tolmie and Stefanie Johnston outline the current legal landscape in Scotland regarding who pays the remedial works necessary to bring residential buildings into line with new fire safety standards.

Published 2 June 2021