Craig McLaren Craig McLaren, national director for Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland, outlines work the Institute is taking forward that explores what can be done to improve how we plan for housing.
A housebuilding site manager from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd has been recognised for building homes of the highest standard, beating around 15,000 others to be named as one of the UK’s Supreme Winners during the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2014 gala final. Stuart Gillespie took the Medium
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appealed to Scottish companies and the self-employed to make safety and wellbeing a top priority this year. New figures show that 20 people lost their lives while at work in 2013/14 and 6,871 suffered injury. This compares to 23 deaths and 7,156 injuries in
Jim Eadie MSP A Scottish Parliament committee has recommended that the Scottish Government review infrastructure funding for tackling climate change, to help Scotland meet its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
Deputy first minister and cabinet secretary for finance John Swinney is to consider revised residential tax rates for the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) as part of the budget. Mr Swinney will review the rates for the LBTT, which will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax from April 2015, when th
Leanne Timmons, research co—ordinator for The Best Practice Hub with Edward Hardy chief executive of The Considerate Constructors Scheme The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched its Best Practice Hub, a comprehensive online resource showcasing best practice in the construction industry at
An innovative new environmental wetland project in Cowdenbeath by Scottish Water has been completed and promises to be an innovative storm water treatment method – as well as a boost for wildlife in the area.
LHC Scotland has announced it will be holding a pre-tender seminar in Glasgow to support SMEs interested in applying for the organisation’s Building Insulation framework. The public sector procurement consortium is developing a number of innovative new framework opportunities that are focussed on
The Scottish Parliament is being urged to investigate a multi-million housing and repairs contract awarded to a Dumfries firm which subsequently went bust. Building company R&D Construction won the £77m Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership contract in April 2009.