Blogs



Blog: Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit – has the government provided clarity?

Lawyers Kathrine Eddon and Michelle Essen focus on the impact of a no-deal Brexit and how leaving ...

Published 1 October 2018

Blog: Can you drug test your employees?

After a damning report claimed workers at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium had early-morning booze ...

Published 28 September 2018

Blog: Simple change to LBTT could produce wide benefits

David Alexander, managing director of Edinburgh-based property management firm DJ Alexander m ...

Published 28 September 2018

Blog: Housebuilders who embrace ‘fabric first’ will reap the benefits

By Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe The rising cost of running a home set against a b ...

Published 25 September 2018

Blog: Off-site manufacturing - a ‘smart’ move

The construction industry needs change. Solutions need to be embraced. Off-site manufacturing is a ...

Published 24 September 2018

Blog: How digital engineering excellence spurred construction in Glasgow’s financial district

By Dave Holland, engineering director at Mabey Hire Rapid population growth and an increasingly den ...

Published 21 September 2018

Blog: We must bridge the gap this Scottish Housing Day for a brighter future

Avant Homes’ David Knight on the issues facing young and first-time buyers in Scotland and the h ...

Published 20 September 2018

Blog: A bigger Mac

Following the news that the Glasgow School of Art is choosing to rebuild the fire-struck Mackintos ...

Published 18 September 2018

Blog: Businesses need strategic IQ to stay ahead

Bruce Donaldson highlights WSP’s Future Ready concept and explains how the design of cities and ...

Published 18 September 2018

Blog: Constructing a more secure digital future

Recent government figures show construction firms are less likely than others to put cyber securit ...

Published 4 September 2018

Blog: The Case for Compulsory Sales Orders in Scotland – More Questions than Answers

By Colin Lavety, planning director at Barton Willmore The Scottish Land Commission’s recent vie ...

Published 31 August 2018

Blog: Why introducing Third Party or ‘Equal’ Right of Appeal would be a backward step

By Mandy Catterall at the Scottish Property Federation This September, the Scottish Parliament be ...

Published 31 August 2018

Blog: Volumetric homes have the potential to be a smart and healthy housebuilding solution

Jon Stinson and Julio Bros Williamson, research fellows in the Institute for Sustainable Constructio ...

Published 29 August 2018

Blog: Real estate bounce-back could drive growth in Scotland’s vibrant economy

Grant Thornton’s head of property & construction in Scotland, Lorraine Macphail, on current ...

Published 27 August 2018

Blog: Delaying development, delaying growth

Keith Geddes gives his thoughts on the Planning (Scotland) Bill the threat of a new right of appea ...

Published 24 August 2018