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Homes for Scotland urges new cabinet to make housing a national priority

Trade body Homes for Scotland has reaffirmed its commitment to working with first minister Nicola Sturgeon to help tackle the country’s chronic undersupply of housing and applauded the appointment of Alex Neil MSP as cabinet secretary with this responsibility.

Published 24 November 2014

£1bn City Deal could pave way for Leith Docks revamp

A major revamp of Leith Docks, new waterfront developments and upgrades to city’s cycle network are among the investments mooted if Edinburgh scoops a £1 billion funding jackpot.

Published 21 November 2014

Edinburgh Council considers replacement to statutory repairs service

Councillors are considering plans to re-establish a property repairs enforcement service in Edinburgh.

Published 21 November 2014

Scottish construction salaries ‘up by 10 per cent’

Salaries for some construction professionals in Scotland have risen by between 10 - 20 per cent over the past year, some of the highest salary increases in the UK, according to new analysis.

Published 21 November 2014

Building Briefs – November 21st

Published 21 November 2014

Edinburgh College construction head receives national lifetime achievement award

John Laing, Edinburgh College’s head of the Institute of Construction and Building Crafts, has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at an awards ceremony in London held by national industry organisation, The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers.

Published 21 November 2014

Scottish architects the most positive regarding future prospects

Confidence levels regarding the future workload prospects of architects continues to be very positive across the whole of the UK, ranging from +28 in Wales and the West to +80 in Scotland.

Published 21 November 2014

BAM begins work on new Fife school

Published 21 November 2014

Edinburgh student named best apprentice at plumbing awards

Edinburgh College graduate Ian Flockhart, 52, picked up the top award at the 13th annual Apprentice Prize Giving Ceremony organised by the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) Edinburgh and District Branch.

Published 20 November 2014

Luddon Construction wins substantial INEOS contract

Scottish engineering firm Luddon Construction has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by INEOS at Grangemouth to deliver civil engineering works associated with their £300 million Ethane Supply Project.

Published 20 November 2014

Building Briefs – November 20th

Norbord's expansion plans approved by Highland councillors

Published 20 November 2014

HSE makes senior appointments

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced two new director appointments.

Published 20 November 2014

Springfield Partnerships site manager named UK’s best

Springfield Partnerships site manager, Alan Banks, has been named ‘UK Site Manager of the Year’ at the Premier Guarantee Excellence awards ceremony in London.

Published 20 November 2014