Blogs



Liz Mallon: First time buyers need to play major role in continued growth of new homes market

Liz Mallon looks at the important role first time buyers need to play in the changing new homes property market.

Published 13 October 2020

Hazel Davies: Celebrating daylight

From attic apartments to south-facing family kitchens, daylight is central to how we live in, and use our homes. Hazel Davies examines how architects seek to maximise natural light in properties.

Published 13 October 2020

Martin McKay: Regeneration – Inclusive, Resilient, Sustainable Growth

Martin McKay, executive director of regeneration at Clyde Gateway, discusses the economic opportunities for regeneration areas like Clyde Gateway where resilience can be built in. 

Published 6 October 2020

Gillian Frew: New imperative for infrastructure businesses to tackle climate change

Construction companies, engineering firms and other businesses active in the infrastructure sector stand to lose out on funding, investment and major government contracts around the world unless they take a more active role in the fight against climate change.

Published 5 October 2020

Andrew Gardiner: Learning from lockdown

In a guest blog for CITB, health and safety consultant Andrew Gardiner shares three lessons to be learnt from lockdown.

Published 30 September 2020

Kath MacTaggart: Outdoor learning gives children a healthy view of the world

Landscape architect Kath McTaggart discusses the benefits of designing and creating learning and social environments that spark imagination and creativity.

Published 29 September 2020

David Findlay: Why collaboration is key for valuations in uncertain times

David Findlay, associate for valuations at Knight Frank Glasgow, discusses the lifting of material uncertainty clauses from commercial property.

Published 25 September 2020

Nick Busby: Advancement of project controls can greatly improve project outcomes

Nick Busby sets out problems caused by conventional project control systems and provides a way forward for using an integrated data management system effectively.

Published 23 September 2020

Fraser Mitchell: Planning tilts away from sustainable development

Fraser Mitchell writes about proposed technical changes to Scottish Planning Policy and the relevant Scottish Government consultation.

Published 22 September 2020

Kevin Stewart: Green infrastructure and sustainable development 

The need to include social justice and green infrastructure in our housing developments has only been increased by the onset of the current health pandemic, says housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 21 September 2020

Julie Moulsdale: Communicating well to boost recovery

Perceptive Communicators' Julie Moulsdale introduces an upcoming communications webinar which aims to help construction companies cope with the COVID challenge story.

Published 17 September 2020

Paul Steen: Bold steps required to develop citywide district heat networks in Scotland

Paul Steen on why we need consistent local and national policies to develop citywide district heat networks if we are to reach net-zero emissions targets.

Published 16 September 2020

Gordon Gilchrist: A workforce strategy for the Building Standards verification service

Gordon Gilchrist provides the latest blog from the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division with an update on the Workforce Strategy.

Published 11 September 2020

Dale Lyon: A master class at ConStructEd Scotland

Director Dale Lyon gives an insight into how ConStrucEd Scotland has overcome a challenging year.

Published 10 September 2020

Elizabeth Leighton: Taking the green route to recovery

The Scottish Government must apply the same focus in driving a vibrant green recovery as it is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, says Elizabeth Leighton.

Published 9 September 2020