Opinion

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Mark O'Neill, head of energy consultancy at Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, likens heating a building to filling a sieve. I’m partial to a good analogy. In a literary sense, they serve the purpose of allowing a comparison to be drawn between two unrelated concepts to make a cl

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With the consultation on the Scottish equivalent to the Passivhaus standard expected to begin shortly, Kate de Selincourt from the UK Passivhaus Trust shares what it could deliver in terms of health. Scotland has big problems with public health. The life expectancy at birth is the lowest in the

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Mark Royse, head of sales at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK, explores the highways sector’s changing regulatory landscape and explains why manufacturers are investing heavily in next-generation product development to set new standards in safety, efficiency and productivity.

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Ailsa Ritchie, partner at law firm CMS, provides the following comment on the construction policy note which has introduced a Graduated Pricing Mechanism as an alternative method of determining price score in tender evaluation. Guidance setting out a new method of determining the price score in tend

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To mark Net Zero Week, Procast Group's growth and development manager David Chapman reflects on the firm's work so far with key partners to achieve its net zero goals and what the future has in store. Procast Group is a strong advocate for sustainability, and we invest significantly both internally,

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Zander Muego discusses the complexities of decarbonising the UK's existing housing stock, particularly social housing, in the pursuit of net zero targets while addressing fuel poverty and ensuring wider community benefits. The importance of decarbonisation is becoming increasingly well understo

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Jane Wood, chief executive of Homes for Scotland, discusses the alarming decline of small and medium-sized home builders in Scotland and its impact on the housing crisis, emphasising the need for urgent policy reforms to support the sector. Last week, Homes for Scotland (HFS) published a report reve

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Thomas & Adamson partner Hamish Paterson provides his take on new legislation giving Scottish Ministers powers to assess and remediate buildings which have unsafe cladding. In mid-May, the Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to pass new legislation that will speed up the removal of potent

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Paul Coulter, managing director at Eden PAM, the local asset manager on behalf of VCM Global Asset Management, argues that properties on the fringe of city centres are proving more popular for businesses to locate their offices. In just half a decade, the workplace has undergone a dramatic transform

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