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Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries. District heating, also known as a heat network, is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number

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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. Organisations that are looking to use mediation as a way to resolve a dispute without the need for costly litigation need to be awa

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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. Every party in every commercial transaction has a perfect right to take reasonable precautions against risk, but for normal

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Engineer Nick Busby considers the role EPC contracts will play in the infrastructure projects required to support Scotland's transition to net zero and sets out six points of consideration for anyone involved in selecting an EPC contractor. The clock is ticking towards Scotland’s target of gen

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Andrew Hill discusses why offices are still going to be important to businesses and staff, despite the working from home (WFH) boom. We’re more than 20 weeks into lockdown and, if they haven’t already done so, many businesses are beginning to look at returning to their workplaces, a

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The Inner House of the Court of Session has agreed that unenforceable parts of an adjudicator’s decision can be ‘severed off’, write solicitors Fraser Hopkins and Jilly Petrie. It’s well understood that adjudication is a quick way of resolving construction disputes, on a

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Former Cruden Estates director Dan Donald, now a trustee for homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland, reveals how a career in construction is shaping a few of the charity’s recent successes. Why did you get involved with the Simon Community in the first place?

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