Workers in the Scottish construction sector are overwhelmingly in favour of a four-day work week, a Scottish Construction Now poll has found.
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Offsite timber frame manufacturer Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS) has appointed Frank O’Reilly as manufacturing director of its UK-wide operations. Frank began his career 23 years ago working in both Ireland and Australia on major civil infrastructure works, before focusing on timber frame, tru
A strategic board to lead progress towards the delivery of Scotland’s 20-year housing plan will meet for the first time today.
An Edinburgh scaffolding firm has announced the launch of a new division, expanding the services it offers and paving the way for continued growth. City Access Scaffolding has invested in a new Specialist Access Division, headed by divisional director, David Ritchie. The expansion is a key part of t
Stephanie Lowe has been appointed deputy chief executive of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF). The appointment promotes Ms Lowe from the post of acting chief executive, which she has undertaken for the past 18 months, with immediate effect.
Neale Bisset, co-chairman of Aberdeenshire-based company PMC Property Management & Lettings, has been elected as president of Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS). PMAS is the leading trade association representing professional property factor firms in Scotland. The Association promotes
Redpath Construction founder Jim Pritchard tells Margaret Taylor for SCN's Construction Leaders feature that good timing and the ability to adapt have paid off for the company. It was fortuitous for Jim Pritchard that, when as an employee he had become frustrated with under-performance in the indust
Danny McArthur speaks to Margaret Taylor for SCN's Construction Leaders feature about exciting growth plans underway at Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, which has undergone a major restructure over the last year incorporating a series of strategic acquisitions, with further expa
SCN is marking its 20th anniversary this year with a number of new innovations including the launch of our Construction Leaders interviews which today features Kilmac Group co-founder Richard Kilcullen. Richard Kilcullen always had a clear vision of what the world of work would hold for him: he woul
Architects’ Showcase: Close collaboration results in new multi-use community hub for North Lanarkshire
Through collaboration with the community and innovative design, multi-disciplinary consultancy BDP has delivered a new multi-use community hub in North Lanarkshire. Newmains & St Brigid’s Community Hub is home to both Newmains and St Brigid’s Primary Schools, and the Newmains Family
The architects behind Bearsden’s new Allander Leisure Centre, which opened its doors this week, are hailing the facility as a potential future flagship for community-led, combined leisure and adult day care projects.
Smith Scott Mullan Associates has shared images of its recently completed Whitburn Partnership Centre, a £4 million community project in the heart of Whitburn on behalf of West Lothian Council.
Brunton Design has designed this large single level extension to a detached stone villa near Dundee. Allan Mudie from the practice told SCN about this design.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a final appeal by the seller of an office block in Cumbernauld against a decision by HM Revenue and Customs that VAT was chargeable on the sale of the land to an unconnected company.
A commercial judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed a proof in an £11.5 million action raised against two companies contracted to build and maintain a funicular railway in the Cairngorns after ruling that the claim had not expired by prescription.
Law firm Burness Paull has appointed real estate lawyer David Stewart as a partner, bringing the firm's total to 86 partners across its Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Mr Stewart joins the firm from Morton Fraser and brings more than 20 years of experience, with a particularly strong backgr
Spring 2023 will be a significant time for developers as the UK and Scottish governments progress their separate cladding remediation programmes. Each government’s programme is at a different stage. Caroline Maciver (partner) and Lynda Ross (director) from the construction team at law firm Bu
The topping out of Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc’s (MSIP) flagship Innovation Hub has taken place in Dundee today.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has revealed the shortlist for its 2023 RIAS Awards. The RIAS Awards demonstrate the quality and breadth of architectural endeavour in Scotland. All types and size of architectural project can win a RIAS Award, and all shortlisted buildin
Colleagues from Holmes Miller attended the grand opening of Ayr’s new ‘Riverside Sport Arena’ alongside its design team partners, stakeholders and GB athlete Calum Hawkins.
Concept designs influenced by local residents have been revealed that show how four Glasgow neighbourhoods could look in the future. The illustrations included in Liveable Neighbourhoods progress reports for the Govan to Kingston, Ruchill to Cowlairs, Dennistoun to Cranhill and Langside to Toryglen
Finning has completed a bespoke installation of an on-site, one-stop hose solution facility at Tillicoultry Quarries, which will see them benefit from fast hose and coupling maintenance to maximise productivity.
JCB has won its biggest-ever deal in the UK after rental firm Morris Leslie Plant Hire placed an order for £87.5 million worth of machines – including a big fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), Scot JCB and CITB have collaborated to upgrade the machinery used for the Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship at CITB’s National Construction College at Inchinnan. In the last couple of years, the relationship and collaboration between the SPOA and CITB
The president of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) Callum Mackintosh has been recognised for his outstanding track record of leadership at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Awards. In March 2021, Callum became the youngest-ever President of the SPOA across its 70-year history, and s
Builders used iron staples to support Notre Dame's masonry during its construction in the 12th century, it has been revealed.
JPMorgan Chase has recently discovered that years ago it mistakenly purchased bags of stones that were thought to contain nickel due to a mix-up at a Dutch warehouse.
A retrospective planning application has been lodged to enable a giant light-up dinosaur head to remain in place on the roof of a Moray shop.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has announced plans to build the "world’s tallest spokeless ferris wheel". Dubbed Seoul Ring, the 180-meter (591-foot) spokeless (or hubless) ferris wheel will greet the city's skyline from 2027 when it opens at Haneul Park in Sangam-dong, Mapo