Richard Threlfall Richard Threlfall, KPMG’s head of infrastructure, building and construction, forecasts a positive outlook for the construction industry in 2016 and calls on all businesses in the sector to start to invest.
Stephanie Clark Scotland's planning system is key to the success of the renewable energy sector. As the Scottish Government sifts responses to a review of the process, policy manager Stephanie Clark gives the headlines from Scottish Renewables' submission.
Bill Cuthbert, health and safety director at SP Energy Networks, is encouraging construction workers to stop and think before they start work close to overhead power lines. Across the SP Energy Networks area which covers central and southern Scotland, Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales, we manage
Construction projects are complicated, time-consuming & resource-intensive. But once complete, they are always worth it. So when technological advances reach our industry that offer the opportunity to manage large projects that little bit easier, why aren’t more people doing it? To be more spe
Karen Manning The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) set out what people involved in construction work need to do to protect themselves as well as others affected by the work from harm. CDM 2015 replaced the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and have
Louise Hosking We work with a range of businesses and schools who may be clients, contractors, principal contractors, designers or principal designers. I have been extremely impressed with how all our existing clients have adapted so quickly to the changes, and everyone can answer most questions pos
Julie Scott Payment in the construction industry is regulated by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996. The payment regime had an overhaul with the introduction of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act in 2009, which amended the 1996 Act. The provision
Vaughan Hart The latest figures from the Insolvency Service are encouraging, showing a 20 per cent decline in the number of Scottish building companies forced into compulsory liquidation during the 12 months to June 2015. In total, 119 Scottish construction businesses failed during that period, down