Blogs



Blog: Are payment provisions working in Scotland?

Julie Scott-Gilroy looks at how well the construction industry's payment regime is working. Payme ...

Published 7 November 2017

Blog: Deleterious materials in construction contracts

Jonathan Hyndman, partner at Rosling King LLP, discusses the key legal issues that parties to a co ...

Published 3 November 2017

Letter to the Editor: Homes for Scotland clears up ‘anti social housing’ claims

Further to an interview in The Sunday Times in which I emphasised that solving Scotland’s housin ...

Published 25 October 2017

Blog: CITB’s new approach to targeted funding

Geeta Nathan blogs about CITB’s approach to targeted funding, productivity, technology, innovati ...

Published 19 October 2017

Blog: Construction industry votes yes – now CITB must change

CITB chief executive Sarah Beale on the Levy consensus and the need for reform. Our industry has ...

Published 12 October 2017

Blog: Will Dundee’s new local development plan create opportunities?

While Dundee’s proposed new Local Development Plan (LDP) provides continuity, Ian Livingstone sa ...

Published 9 October 2017

Blog: The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is killing the Scottish housing market

Ken McEwan says we all face having to pick-up the tab for what he refers to as the Scottish Govern ...

Published 5 October 2017

Blog: Trams can keep Leith revitalisation on track

GVA’s Peter Fraser on why proposals to extend the tram service to Leith could see the area’s con ...

Published 2 October 2017

Blog: Reforming planning needs a positive compelling vision, not just technical change

Former First Minister and town planner Rt Hon Henry McLeish on the launch of the Scottish Alliance ...

Published 26 September 2017

Blog: Project management – like never before! The technical team behind the Social Bite Village

In February of this year, Gill Henry, head of business development at The Cruden Group, agreed to ...

Published 26 September 2017

Blog: Time for a fresh look at the case for compulsory installation of residential sprinklers?

Andrew McFarlane makes the case for UK-wide regulation to make sprinklers mandatory in all new bui ...

Published 26 September 2017

Blog: BIM bother - contractor locked out

Karen Manning and Lynda Ross answer in the affirmative the question: can a court compel a consult ...

Published 25 September 2017

Black’s Blog: Revolutionary ideas at Hospitalfield House

Architect Malcolm Fraser did the impossible at the first Andrew Nicoll Lecture (September 22). He ...

Published 25 September 2017

Blog: The age-old question: salary or dividends?

Roger Campbell outlines what construction directors should consider when deciding whether to take ...

Published 22 September 2017

Blog: Property investors queuing up for retail park offers

Strong footfall numbers in 2017 have resulted in increasing investor demand for retail parks, writ ...

Published 19 September 2017