News



Current regeneration policies ‘increasing rather than reducing inequality’

Regeneration funds earmarked for deprived urban areas are being siphoned into city-centre commercial developments and exacerbating inequality, a new report has found.

Published 15 January 2016

Entries sought for Edinburgh Architectural Association’s 2016 Awards

Submissions are now being taken for the prestigious Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards.

Published 15 January 2016

Academics see future of Aberdeen’s student accommodation boom

Engineering students who represent the future of the construction industry have been given a personal insight into one of the most important projects taking place in Aberdeen – the creation of much needed new accommodation for academics in the city.

Published 15 January 2016

Building Briefs – January 15th

Scottish Water begins £10m waste water treatment scheme in Orkney

Published 15 January 2016

And finally... Kind-hearted tradesmen are bucking ‘cowboy builder’ stereotype

Tradesmen and women are bucking the ‘cowboy builder’ stereotype but are increasingly under-rated by their customers and suffer from unfavourable typecasting, according to new research.

Published 15 January 2016

Advertorial: Global Language Services Ltd

Technology in the 21st Century is providing us with the means to communicate our thoughts and ideas across the planet in a way that would have been unthinkable, even 10 years ago.

Published 15 January 2016

Worker killed at site of Third Don Crossing

A construction worker has died following an accident on the Third Don Crossing site in Aberdeen yesterday afternoon.

Published 14 January 2016

‘Talks ongoing’ with potential buyer of Tata Steel’s Scottish plants

A potential buyer has emerged for the two Scottish plants of beleaguered metal company Tata Steel.

Published 14 January 2016

Barratt Developments unveils plans for over 1,400 new Scottish homes

Housebuilder Barratt Developments has announced plans to open 14 new sites creating 1420 new homes across Scotland.

Published 14 January 2016

Councils routinely failing to oversee effective capital investment, warns watchdog

The Accounts Commission has urged Scotland’s local authorities to further improve the way they manage major projects like schools, roads, housing and flood prevention.

Published 14 January 2016

Construction wages rocket as labour shortages cause inflation

Skilled construction labour shortages are pushing wages in the sector far above the national average, according the latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 14 January 2016

VHE secures £11m Glasgow remediation contract at Sighthill

VHE has been awarded the contract to deliver a major £11 million remediation scheme for Glasgow City Council at the Sighthill regeneration area.

Published 14 January 2016

Robertson secures school timber contracts worth £2.4m

Robertson Timber Engineering has won a series of contracts worth around £2.4 million for six under-construction schools.

Published 14 January 2016

Green light for 400 new build-to-rent homes in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning consent for plans to build up to 400 new homes at Fountainbridge, according to developers.

Published 14 January 2016

Ten out of ten for Fife Works construction training course

Ten unemployed Fife youngsters have begun careers in the construction industry thanks to a course by Fife Works, the employability training project run by Kingdom Housing Association.

Published 14 January 2016