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The renaissance in urban living

Since the new millennium dawned, city living has enjoyed a welcome renaissance as twenty- and thirty-somethings reversed the historic flight to the suburbs.

From the runway to the rubble – building a dream career

Laura Brown, an assistant business development manager at Kier Regional Building talks about her career in the construction industry.

Why we must reform the way we procure our infrastructure

I’d like to see procurement that is not based solely on price, but rather on many factors that will allow us to maximise the economic impact of our projects.

Time to make a meaningful impact

By Alan Wilson, managing director at SELECT  IN issuing its report “Under Construction: Building the future of the sector in Scotland”, Holyrood’s Economy, Energy and...

The dynamic purchasing system revolution – a win-win for RSL clients and SME contractors

By Stephen Herriot, head of operations at PfH Scotland LIFE can be tough for SME capital works and maintenance contractors. Typically, they struggle to win...

Turning up the heat on temperature regulation

By Giulia Kapp, marketing manager at Daikin No matter how astonishing a building looks, it’s all a waste if the inside is uninhabitable - especially...
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Safety needs a strong lead

Two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Lesley McLeod, chief executive of The Association for Project Safety, tells Project Scotland why a more...

The importance of micro-markets

Scotland’s property market has fragmented since the new millennium. Here, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies explains the importance of why developers...

It’s never too late to build your dream career

By Patrick MacKenzie, assistant site manager with Kier Regional Building Scotland I played a lot of sports as a child and like many boys, I...
Sarah-Alexander

What’s in a word?

Sarah Alexander, senior associate at Dentons, explores the issue of oral contracts within the construction industry IT is well known that parties can bind themselves...
Jamie-Robb

Prescription in the context of construction

By Jamie Robb, senior solicitor at BTO Solicitors THE high profile Gorebridge ‘Gas Street’ case recently hit the headlines again following a decision by the...
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Keeping Scotland’s communites connected

By Peter Aramayo, projects director, Mabey Hire IN the last decade, the Scottish Government has worked tirelessly to deliver major infrastructure improvements. You only have...

Construction – a modern perspective

By Shona Wilson, technical services manager at Hart Builders GROWING up, I really enjoyed both maths and physics at school and was very definite about...
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Housebuilders should embrace new standard missives proposals

With just weeks to respond to Graham Simpson MSP’s proposed New-Build Homes (Buyer Protection) (Scotland) members Bill, Harry C. Smith, partner and head of...

As medical centres become increasingly complex, the need for objective advice for property valuations...

Katie Craig, an associate at the Edinburgh offices of DM Hall, discusses the need for objective advice for property valuations for medical centres as...

What is the future of construction?

By Heleana Neil of Innovate UK BUILDINGS account for 40% of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. But, most of them were built in the...

IR35 reforms will impact construction firms

By Alison Woods, partner and employment law specialist at law firm CMS IN just under a year the Government’s IR35 payroll reforms will come into...

Deed of conditions: power to the people

Andrew Leslie, associate – housebuilder, Gillespie Macandrew, discusses the importance of a well drafted Deed of Conditions for residential developments THOSE involved in the development...
Façade access solution development must also be a long-term process

The growing complexity of facade access

Mohamed Merchant, an associate director at TÜV SÜD’s UK real estate facade access division, explores how the introduction of increasingly convoluted building envelope designs...

Six reasons why timber frame is surging in the UK

In the mid-1980s, negative press about quality control for timber frame housing caused a healthy market to slump from around 40% to less than...