Blogs



Hamish Trench: Regional land use partnerships

With the Scottish Land Commission being asked to advise the Scottish Government on the establishment ...

Published 12 November 2019

Lindsey Mitchell: More than just a school

BDP architect Lindsey Mitchell on the importance of designing education spaces which inspire and pro ...

Published 12 November 2019

Ross Taylor: Mandatory payment practices in the construction sector

Construction law specialist Ross Taylor wonders if it’s now time for mandatory payment practic ...

Published 7 November 2019

Nicola Barclay: We need to home in on ways to beat the housing crisis

Ahead of the Homes for Scotland annual conference, Nicola Barclay discusses the need for housing, th ...

Published 7 November 2019

Martin Jarvie: How collaboration can help build the next generation of architects

I was one of those kids who knew what they wanted to be from an early age. My five-year-old s ...

Published 6 November 2019

Jim Cuthbert: Scotland risks sliding backwards into the risks, expense and failures of PFI

In a new report for Common Weal, former chief statistician Jim Cuthbert examines ...

Published 5 November 2019

Heather Holbrook: Construction industry must face up to new building regulations

The new building regulations can ensure Scotland leads the way in delivering safe, compliant constru ...

Published 29 October 2019

Roddy Cormack: Public procurement cake and SME benefits

Public procurement policy and practice, when it comes to facilitating SME involvement, seems to be f ...

Published 25 October 2019

Ben Zielinski: Terminating a commercial lease – how hard can it be to quit?

Ben Zielinski, a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, cons ...

Published 24 October 2019

Lewis Kemp: Prescription in construction claims – is arguing induced error the answer?

Harper Macleod’s Lewis Kemp looks at a recent case which has taken a new approach to dealing w ...

Published 22 October 2019

Jenny Bowles: Building social value in construction

Rounding off a fortnight of reporting following Scotland Excel’s ‘Accelerating Delivery ...

Published 18 October 2019

Ramsay Hall: Tackling fraud in the construction sector

Following recent regulatory investigations into fake certificates for construction workers, corporat ...

Published 16 October 2019

Tom Laurie: Exception reporting – when is it unnecessary to provide a Home Report?

Surveyor Tom Laurie talks about the many, but perhaps little known, exceptions that exist for Home R ...

Published 16 October 2019

Kirsty Henderson: The latest building design trends

Prime-site developer Queensberry Properties’ design and technical manager, Kirsty Henderson, e ...

Published 15 October 2019

Robbie Hunter: I always had ‘Grand Designs’ on my career

Site manager Robbie Hunter talks about the opportunities the industry presents and his route to a fl ...

Published 15 October 2019