Blogs



Neil Bancroft: Why the time has come to start valuing our natural capital

To mark World Earth Day today, Neil Bancroft details his work with HarrisonStevens on Wavegarden and the Custom House Quay project in Glasgow.

Published 22 April 2021

Ramsay Hall: Addressing modern slavery in the construction sector

Following the launch of a Police Scotland campaign aimed at tackling modern slavery concerns within the construction sector, Ramsay Hall outlines what modern slavery actually involves and what can be done when there's concern about its presence in the supply chain.

Published 21 April 2021

Kelly Hardman: Time factor as offshore wind worker concession deadline approaches

As it continues to grow its track record of contributions to Scotland’s renewables mission, the offshore wind sector is currently making all the right headlines, writes Kelly Hardman.

Published 20 April 2021

Cleveland Bridge: The British bridges built by innovation

Fabricator and constructor Cleveland Bridge looks at the bridges where technology has fronted innovative design.

Published 16 April 2021

Jim Smith: A personal view of the post-pandemic workspace

As we slowly emerge from the challenge of the last 12 months, Komfort Partitioning managing director Jim Smith looks ahead with fresh energy and a new perspective.

Published 15 April 2021

Amy Wimpenny: The rise of 20-minute neighbourhoods could reinvigorate local communities

Clyde Gateway's project manager Amy Wimpenny details the introduction of a 20-minute neighbourhood scheme in the area.

Published 13 April 2021

Neil Armstrong: Passivhaus and Kier's four guiding principles

In 2019, the UK parliament and Scottish Governments both declared climate emergencies and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is now a sharp focus on building resilient and sustainable communities. This includes the buildings we construct - from how we design and build them to the comfort of occupants and the long-term efficiencies. Here, Neil Armstrong, preconstruction manager & education lead in Kier's Regional Building North & Scotland business, explains more about one building solution; Passivhaus design and shares four guiding principles.

Published 30 March 2021

Dean Ward: Why proptech and fintech need to combine in 2021

Dean Ward, managing director of the DCW Group, a professional residential and commercial development consultancy, outlines the benefits of combining the fintech and proptech markets for the property sector.

Published 30 March 2021

Jamie Dunne: Construction's competition problem

The latest director disqualifications are a reminder to every company in the construction sector of the importance of ensuring that staff understand what conduct will expose their firm to prosecution, writes Jamie Dunne.

Published 23 March 2021

Andrew Little: Adjudication enforcement - a bridge too far?

Andrew Little, senior associate at Burness Paull, discusses the issues surrounding adjudication enforcement.

Published 18 March 2021

John McHugh: The post-Covid demand for housing in Scotland is as enduring as ever

John McHugh, managing partner of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, discusses the state of the Scottish residential market.

Published 17 March 2021

Ian Timlin: Are you ready for adjudication?

Organisations in the construction sector are being warned to expect a rise in the number of adjudications around contracts as government support comes to an end and cash becomes scarce for many businesses.

Published 17 March 2021

Alan Gordon: A second shot in the arm will help get the Scottish property market back on its feet

Alan Gordon, senior partner of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, discusses how the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine will help boost the Scottish property market.

Published 12 March 2021

Sheelagh Cooley: Sustainability is now at the heart of many real estate transactions in Scotland

Early adopters of sustainable practices, including retrofit programmes, may be better placed to reap future benefits, writes Sheelagh Cooley.

Published 8 March 2021

Jim Burberry: Assessing the working capital impact of the Domestic Reverse Charge

Jim Burberry, partner at RSM, comments on the Domestic Reverse Charge which was introduced yesterday.

Published 2 March 2021