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As Grade A office stock reaches an all time low, Andy Cunningham from CBRE considers why we need to take stock and consider the workplaces of the future. A recent report published by CBRE, shows that Grade A office supply in Glasgow has now reached a critically low level and, with just one more mode

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Minister for local government, housing & planning Kevin Stewart reflects on a big week in the world of planning in Scotland. There is an especially busy and exciting period ahead for Scotland’s planning system.

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We often think of flight to the suburbs as a modern phenomenon, but a conflict has raged for centuries between urban and suburban living. Cruden Homes’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores this eternal dilemma. Travel out of any British city and you’re likely to find new

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In discussing conservation engineering and the work structural engineers do to repair, protect and conserve our building heritage, Gillian Ogilvie talks specifically about her own work at The Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Conservation engineering is about repairing and preserving what is there. Howe

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The construction industry is confronted with historic challenges, as well as great opportunities in meeting the target of net zero, including a projected need for up to 300,000 new jobs. As last week marked the first Green Jobs Taskforce meeting, CITB’s sustainability and innovation lead, Rich

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Solicitor Ramsay Hall outlines the cost of fraud to the construction industry and reveals how businesses can minimise risk. Fraud has been estimated to cost the construction sector £8 million a year. The impact of COVID-19 suggests that cost will rise significantly. The consequences for constr

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Neil McKay highlights the importance of social housing and building communities as a key factor in helping Scotland recover from the COVID recession. A new report released by housing and social research charities demonstrates that not only could the construction of affordable and social housing help

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As we begin the year-long countdown to COP26, Lindsey Mitchell takes a look at how the education building sector can play its role in sustainable design. Scotland has ambitious environmental goals. It is five years since the Paris agreement. The race to zero emissions is a driver for new types

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Stewart Dalgarno discusses the achievements so far at the mid-way point of the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project. In 2019 the annual housebuilding target was missed by 138,978. The UK Government wants 300,000 new homes built a year — a number not hit

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Throughout history, pandemics have changed our approach to the built environment. Abigail Brownlow explains how Wemyss Properties has responded to new demands from today's homebuyers. The news that the iconic Changing Rooms is making a return to our screens after a 16-year break follows a resurgence

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Noting the increased demand for a manageable home working environment, Fergus Adams offers top tips for creating the perfect home office. As we gaze into the mists of the crystal ball to see what the New Normal will look like this week, one aspect of the post-COVID future is becoming increasingly cl

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