Blogs



Jim MacDonald: Can design help save the planet?

Jim MacDonald, chief executive of Architecture and Design Scotland, explains why a design-based appr ...

Published 27 May 2019

Beyond the Planning Bill: How can we deliver more, well-designed homes in the right places?

Craig McLaren summarises the recent UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) roundtable ...

Published 24 May 2019

Blog: CSR – Not just a tick in the box

Corporate social responsibility is easy to dismiss as one of those bureaucratic boxes that need tick ...

Published 22 May 2019

Katie Craig: The crucial need for objective medical centre property valuations

As medical centres become increasingly complex, DM Hall's Katie Craig argues that the need for objec ...

Published 17 May 2019

Kirsti Olson: Could Scotland lead the way in improving the UK construction industry payment process?

Kirsti Olson, a construction partner in Dentons' Edinburgh office, has been following the Scottish G ...

Published 15 May 2019

Harry C Smith: Laying the foundations for new-build homes legislation

With less than two months to respond to Graham Simpson MSP’s Proposed New-Build Homes (Buyer P ...

Published 13 May 2019

Brian McQuade: Opening site doors can open young minds

Kier's MD Brian McQuade on how initiatives like Open Doors can give young people an insight into the ...

Published 30 April 2019

Dr Graham Paterson: The need to entice young people into construction

City Building’s executive director, Dr Graham Paterson, on how education must work with employ ...

Published 24 April 2019

Paul McGonigal: Significant VAT changes on the horizon for building & construction services

Paul McGonigal explores the changes in VAT rules for supplies in the construction industry coming in ...

Published 24 April 2019

Jamie Dunne: Competition crackdown – Five lessons for construction businesses

Given a number of Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accusations against key suppliers to the c ...

Published 23 April 2019

Fraser Lynes: The opportunities offered by brownfield land

Queensberry Properties’ land and development director, Fraser Lynes, says there’s no nee ...

Published 23 April 2019

Alyson Cowan: Importance of limitation clauses in collateral warranties

The recently published judgment of O’Farrell J in Swansea Stadium Management Co. Ltd v Sw ...

Published 18 April 2019

Blog: Why going plastic-free should matter to us all

By Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland commercial at Knight Frank When Blue Planet II was firs ...

Published 12 April 2019

Colin Lavety: Time to banish the green belt taboo?

Relaxing green belt restrictions will make it easier for developers to build on green belt land, wri ...

Published 4 April 2019

Stephen Good: Funding will support a construction innovation revolution – but we need industry’s help

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre chief executive Stephen Good reflects on an £11 millio ...

Published 2 April 2019