Blogs



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

Blog: Fact over forecast in construction contracts

Mike Barlow from MacRoberts details a case regarding compensation event provisions of NEC contracts.

Published 14 June 2017

Blog: An apprenticeship can be the start of an amazing career

Jennifer Gibson, who left school not knowing what she wanted to do and worked in a shoe shop before becoming an apprentice with Cruden, tells SCN about the value of apprenticeships and what it’s like being a woman in construction.

Published 13 June 2017

Blog: A new regulatory approach to Scottish district heating

What price will we pay for cheaper heat? James Forbes from Burness Paull looks at district heating schemes, fuel poverty and regulation.

Published 6 June 2017

Blog: Increased planning fees must lead to delivery of an improved service

By Steven Black, planning director at JLL in Scotland

Published 1 June 2017

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

By Martin Peat, director, Richardson & Peat

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 business from bad debt.

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 NEC3 terms. For Harper Macleod’s John McHugh, the case provides a welcome guideline as to how far the obligation to act in the spirit of mutual trust and co-operation in NEC3 goes, and the importance of timescales set out in NEC contracts.

Published 26 May 2017

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

By Martin Peat, director, Richardson & Peat

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 resolution in Scotland, writes Julie Scott-Gilroy.

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 Developments Ltd and proposes some steps which property developers can take to avoid infringing copyright law.

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

Published 24 May 2017