Rebecca Barrass Rebecca Barrass looks at the litigation surrounding the Glendoe Hydro-Electric Scheme
Susan Wilson is architectural manager at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Dundee’s new V&A Museum, set to open in September, is an architectural gem. The bold design has drawn worldwide acclaim and there’s no doubt this iconic building will be a huge draw for Scotland - and an elegant feather i
Matthew Stimson Matthew Stimson, a senior associate in the planning team at Shoosmiths, considers the ramifications of the Stage 1 Report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill.
RICS Scotland policy manger Hew Edgar takes a closer look at the Scottish Parliament’s vote to review existing tenement maintenance legislation.
In the wake of Mental Health Awareness Week earlier this month, a new website portal has been launched which provides free resources and advice for organisations within the construction industry to help build a positive mental health culture. Every working day, two construction workers take their ow
How can we fund social infrastructure through land value capture? Prof Mark Stephens talks through some of the options from his new research. All advanced economies face challenges of paying for social infrastructure including affordable housing and schools, as well as the challenge of paying for ma
Kathleen McAnea Kathleen McAnea outlines why developers should review a recent case when procuring works and considering the extent of their design consultant’s liability.
The British Safety Council looks at research showing that 65% of manual labourers haven't been given health and safety information at their workplaces, and considers the risk posed by a post-Brexit construction skills shortage combined with a growing marketplace. Last year, a survey found that 65% o
Mark Farmer speaking at a Construction Scotland Innovation Centre event. Picture © Andy Buchanan ‘Modernise or Die’ report author Mark Farmer believes that carrying on as normal is not an option for the Scottish construction sector.
Kara Price Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week w/c 14th May, solicitors Kara Price and Sarah Wales discuss how to tackle mental health issues in the workplace and spot the early signs.
John Grainger John Grainger reflects on the Infrastructure Seminar held by the British Drilling Association (BDA) in Glasgow last month.
The V&A is spearheading a £1 billion transformation at Dundee Waterfront. Image Credit: Ross Fraser McLean After attending a public-interest led development seminar hosted by the Scottish Land Commission in Glasgow last week, Keith Geddes outlines what the public sector can do to demonstrate it
Isabel Garriga from Holmes Miller, who was elected as the next President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects, outlines her vision for the organisation. This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and I am delighted to have been elected
Claire Tait Clare Tait, an environmental advisor at Kier, discusses her route into construction and the hugely varied role that she carries out as a woman in the sector.
Kathie Pollard Scottish Land Commission policy officer, Kathie Pollard, looks at Compulsory Sale Orders.