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Following her first three months as Homes for Scotland CEO, Jane Wood is astounded that there is so much that people don’t know or value about home building. Transitioning into a new sector is always challenging, not only in terms of needing to learn at pace to support your leadership thinking

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With over 65s set to account for a quarter of our population in 20 years, Steven Simpson from Cruden Homes believes we need to plan ahead to shape the future of housing to meet this growing mature market. In just 20 years from now, a quarter of the UK population will be aged 65 or over. That&rs

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Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, Lighthouse Club CEO Bill Hill reveals why he thinks the day should be scrapped, what the charity is doing to make suicide preventable and how important it is for the industry to stand together and make life-saving changes. World Suicide Prevention D

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Whether you’re just starting out or planning on handing the financial controls over to a family member, Paula Fraser says AAB can support you. The Chinese proverb that ‘wealth will not pass beyond three generations’ is likely to send a shiver down the spine of those who run a famil

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Heather Bryant, director of health, safety and environment, explores how Balfour Beatty is taking an active approach to designing out risk across its operations. It is no secret that our industry is inherently dangerous and getting our people home safely every day is one of our biggest areas of focu

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Litigation lawyer Richard McMeeken discusses a recent decision involving a building contractor which has clarified certain aspects of the law of bribery in Scotland. In Oil States Industries (UK) Limited v "S" Limited; Lagan Building Contractors Limited (in administration); John Hansen and Stuart Ir

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Finn Caldwell, architectural technologist at GLM, takes part in our Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? My grandpa was an architect, so he was the first person to spark my interest. My undergraduate degree was in architectural technology, so I was hoping to move into a ro

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Architect Bruce Kennedy says the use of biophilic design for the Heriot-Watt campus in Dubai helps bring interest and comfort into the building, particularly as it sits in such an extreme environment. When visitors cross the threshold of Heriot Watt’s new university campus in Dubai, they leave

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Hazel Davies from Cruden Homes (East) discusses city living trends and Cruden's brand new stylish development - Waverley Square in Edinburgh. For the last few years, house buyers have been leaving behind urban life to seek fresh pastures in the countryside. They’ve taken advantage of changing

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