Blogs



Andrew Gardiner: Learning from lockdown

In a guest blog for CITB, health and safety consultant Andrew Gardiner shares three lessons to be learnt from lockdown.

Published 30 September 2020

Kath MacTaggart: Outdoor learning gives children a healthy view of the world

Landscape architect Kath McTaggart discusses the benefits of designing and creating learning and social environments that spark imagination and creativity.

Published 29 September 2020

David Findlay: Why collaboration is key for valuations in uncertain times

David Findlay, associate for valuations at Knight Frank Glasgow, discusses the lifting of material uncertainty clauses from commercial property.

Published 25 September 2020

Nick Busby: Advancement of project controls can greatly improve project outcomes

Nick Busby sets out problems caused by conventional project control systems and provides a way forward for using an integrated data management system effectively.

Published 23 September 2020

Fraser Mitchell: Planning tilts away from sustainable development

Fraser Mitchell writes about proposed technical changes to Scottish Planning Policy and the relevant Scottish Government consultation.

Published 22 September 2020

Kevin Stewart: Green infrastructure and sustainable development 

The need to include social justice and green infrastructure in our housing developments has only been increased by the onset of the current health pandemic, says housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 21 September 2020

Julie Moulsdale: Communicating well to boost recovery

Perceptive Communicators' Julie Moulsdale introduces an upcoming communications webinar which aims to help construction companies cope with the COVID challenge story.

Published 17 September 2020

Paul Steen: Bold steps required to develop citywide district heat networks in Scotland

Paul Steen on why we need consistent local and national policies to develop citywide district heat networks if we are to reach net-zero emissions targets.

Published 16 September 2020

Gordon Gilchrist: A workforce strategy for the Building Standards verification service

Gordon Gilchrist provides the latest blog from the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division with an update on the Workforce Strategy.

Published 11 September 2020

Dale Lyon: A master class at ConStructEd Scotland

Director Dale Lyon gives an insight into how ConStrucEd Scotland has overcome a challenging year.

Published 10 September 2020

Elizabeth Leighton: Taking the green route to recovery

The Scottish Government must apply the same focus in driving a vibrant green recovery as it is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, says Elizabeth Leighton.

Published 9 September 2020

Simon Capaldi: The office as we knew it may be dead; long live the office of the future

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, gives his thoughts on what businesses may want from their offices post-lockdown.

Published 7 September 2020

Sarah Stewart: Heat Networks Bill - will housebuilders warm up to it?

Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.

Published 4 September 2020

Ian Timlin: The challenges of 'virtual mediation' as a result of COVID-19

The new process virtual mediation for construction companies may not be as effective and is also less secure unless certain measures are put in place, warns Ian Timlin.

Published 4 September 2020

Scott Macphail: Road Bonds and their impact on construction's recovery

Road Bonds are well-intentioned and have a purpose, but their levels are now starting to pose a threat to the place of construction SMEs in the recovery, argues Scott Macphail.

Published 25 August 2020