Blogs



Bruce Kennedy: Humanising the workplace

Looking to a post-pandemic work environment, Bruce Kennedy talks about designing workplaces that inspire creativity, celebrate our collective humanity and allow us to thrive.

Published 31 March 2020

Ross Taylor: Coronavirus and the importance of construction contracts

Construction law specialist Ross Taylor sets out a series of guidelines for those working in the construction sector to improve their current position, and use the inevitable upcoming period of down time to review contracts for future use. 

Published 26 March 2020

COVID-19: Construction site closures

Jane McMonagle and Juliet Haldane discuss whether the latest COVID-19 guidance should mean a closure of construction sites and outline six key factors to consider when implementing a temporary shutdown.

Published 25 March 2020

Fiona Harper: COVID-19 and working uncertainty

SELECT director of employment and skills Fiona Harper on the ongoing uncertainty around construction working practices.

Published 25 March 2020

Ian Hughes: The Skills Investment Plan and guiding partner investment in skills

Meeting the current and future skills needs of employers was the focus of the first Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Construction Sector, published four years ago.

Published 24 March 2020

Sarah Beale: CITB's coronavirus response plan

CITB CEO Sarah Beale has written the following message outlining the training body’s coronavirus response plan.

Published 20 March 2020

National Planning Framework 4 – extension to Call for Ideas deadline

The Scottish Government’s Planning and Architecture Division explains its decision to extend the National Planning Framework 4 Call for Ideas deadline until 30 April.

Published 20 March 2020

Jonathan Seddon: Coronavirus and construction projects procured under JCT

Morton Fraser's head of construction law Jonathan Seddon looks at the potential impact of coronavirus on UK construction projects being procured under JCT.

Published 19 March 2020

Simon Allison: Coronavirus – a guide for employers

Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises.

Published 19 March 2020

Guy Marsden: Grade A office space shortage and thinking outside the city centre box

Amid the stark shortage of Grade A office space, Guy Marsden says it’s time for occupiers to think outside the city centre box.

Published 17 March 2020

Emma Marriott: Diversity: it is a real agenda item

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) board member Emma Marriott on diversity and women in construction.  

Published 10 March 2020

Blog: Construction and COVID-19

Womble Bond Dickinson partner Ian Atkinson and managing associate Michelle Essen outline key points for employers and contractors to consider given the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Published 6 March 2020

Julie Moulsdale: Confidence crisis in construction

Ahead of International Women's Day on Sunday, Julie Moulsdale from Perceptive Communicators details the crisis of confidence of women and how this is particularly important to address in construction given the poor representation of females in the sector.

Published 6 March 2020

International Women’s Day: The 28-year-old delivering new schools in Glasgow

Alanna Feron is one of the many women at Glasgow-based construction firm City Building taking a leading role in major projects

Published 6 March 2020

Just A Minute with David Shaw

Sheppard Robson’s David Shaw is the latest participant in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 4 March 2020