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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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From attic apartments to south-facing family kitchens, daylight is central to how we live in, and use our homes. Hazel Davies examines how architects seek to maximise natural light in properties. The importance of light has been understood by architects and housebuilders for centuries. The Georgians

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Martin McKay, executive director of regeneration at Clyde Gateway, discusses the economic opportunities for regeneration areas like Clyde Gateway where resilience can be built in.  I don’t believe the pandemic will lead to the demise of the office. Companies are diverse and need workplace

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

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Landscape architect Kath McTaggart discusses the benefits of designing and creating learning and social environments that spark imagination and creativity. Raised in the rural south west of Scotland, I remember only too well wet playtimes at school, sitting bored at my desk and staring out of t

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