Opinion

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Matt Wheelis, VP industry strategy at the build & construct division of the Nemetschek Group, discusses the importance of open standards for the construction industry. The construction industry accounts for approximately 13% of the world’s GDP. However, it is an even bigger contributor to

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Cruden Homes' sales and marketing director Hazel Davies explains the psychology of colour and the effect that has on our home and why, particularly in lockdown, we could benefit from introducing a bit of colour into our home to enhance our mood and wellbeing. After the last 12 months

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Rosie Gollan, an Edinburgh-based solicitor at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, looks at the Building Safety Bill and its implications in Scotland. Following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Government has been reviewing and taking steps to reform our building and fire safety regimes. 

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Stuart MacPherson, senior business services manager at Aberdeen-based chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, gives advice on VAT changes in the construction industry. A change to VAT collection arrangements is finally heading the way of the UK construction industry.

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Growing awareness of environmental issues will encourage builders and developers to make new homes ever greener in the coming years and decades. Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, identifies four main areas by which tomorrow’s homes will reduce their envi

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Writing on behalf of storage container supplier Mobile Mini, Andrew Richardson builds the case for construction offices in 2021. Construction workers have faced a difficult year. Output in the construction sector has been hit by the first national lockdown and subsequent social distancing

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Womble Bond Dickinson partner Simon Lewis on the continuing discussion around building safety, and particularly the replacement of combustible cladding. The UK Government’s February 2021 announcement on support measures for affected buildings came against a backdrop of increasing pressure to i

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Faithful+Gould director Stewart Macleod shares this article developed from a paper he and a colleague wrote looking at construction sector conditions. We wrote previously about the impact of 2020 on the UK construction sector and our work forecasting ahead. We are still facing challenges in the

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Douglas Morrison, director of operations and skills at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), suggests it’s time to rethink the apprenticeship programmes in line with the sector’s ongoing transformation – with digital skills and sustainability becoming a growing focus. Alm

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