Blogs



Comment: Transparency – democratic accountability – risk management – do these ‘buzz’ words really mean anything in Dundee?

By Bruce Forbes, director of Angus Housing Association Following on from a recent story in Scotti ...

Published 10 July 2018

Blog: How Scotland’s offsite expertise can open up UK business opportunities

By Malcolm Thomson, sales director, Scotframe It is predicted that the UK needs around 300,000 ne ...

Published 3 July 2018

Blog: The robots are coming – but people are still key to our future

By Rohan Bush, head of public partnerships and future workforce at the Construction Scotland Innov ...

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Plot thickens on returning abandoned land to use

Kirsty Glennan, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, writes on impending changes to Scottish land la ...

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Building a bright future – brick by brick

Bricklaying is not a typical career aspiration for young girls growing up, and I was no different ...

Published 19 June 2018

Blog: The Planning (Scotland) Bill passes stage 1

Alastair McKie looks at the details of major planning legislation wending its way through Holyroo ...

Published 11 June 2018

Blog: Affordable Housing 1 Viability 0

It will be interesting to see whether the recent English case of Parkhurst Road Limited v Secretar ...

Published 8 June 2018

Blog: Glendoe Tunnel – the collapse of reasonable skill and care?

Rebecca Barrass looks at the litigation surrounding the Glendoe Hydro-Electric Scheme In January ...

Published 6 June 2018

Opinion: Architect-designed housing can have a lasting economic benefit

Dundee’s new V&A Museum, set to open in September, is an architectural gem. The bold design ...

Published 6 June 2018

Blog: Compromise is the key for an effective Planning (Scotland) Bill

Matthew Stimson, a senior associate in the planning team at Shoosmiths, considers the ramification ...

Published 31 May 2018

Blog: Tenement maintenance one step closer for Scotland

RICS Scotland policy manger Hew Edgar takes a closer look at the Scottish Parliament’s vote to r ...

Published 30 May 2018

Blog: Building a positive mental health culture in your organisation

In the wake of Mental Health Awareness Week earlier this month, a new website portal has been launch ...

Published 28 May 2018

Blog: Back to the Land?

How can we fund social infrastructure through land value capture? Prof Mark Stephens talks through s ...

Published 25 May 2018

Blog: Lead consultants - liable for what?

Kathleen McAnea outlines why developers should review a recent case when procuring works and consi ...

Published 23 May 2018

Blog: Construction safety: falling short

The British Safety Council looks at research showing that 65% of manual labourers haven't been given ...

Published 18 May 2018