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Choosing a channel – a closer look at drainage selection

Drainage and water management systems form a vital part of all construction projects. With so many options available, selecting the best drainage system can...

Is the Scottish property market ready for new energy performance changes?

By Philip White, Partner for Energy and Sustainability Services at Malcolm Hollis LLP THE clock is ticking down to 1 September when the Assessment of...

Time to shine a light on the ‘invisible illness’

Earlier this year, data released by the Office for National Statistics revealed the risk of suicide among low-skilled male labourers, particularly those working in...

New ways of thinking make the future bright for SuDS

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are widely acknowledged to be the most environmentally-acceptable way to manage flood risk and prevent water pollution.  Yet, despite their...

Time-bar law review could widen long-term risks

Florinda Soldani, an Aberdeen-based senior associate in Dentons’ Dispute Resolution team, tells Project Scotland of the potential implications for the construction industry if changes...

9 bid trends for 2019

By Andrew Morrison, managing director of AM Bid It’s a brave person who would confidently state what 2019 will bring! While no-one can be certain...

All about timing for collateral warranty

By Keith Emmerson, senior solicitor, dispute resolution (specialising in construction) at Gillespie Macandrew COLLATERAL warranties are an integral part of the construction contract landscape, filling...

Don’t ‘edge’ your bets when it comes to car park compliance

By Steve Dunn, managing director of car park construction specialist Berry Systems WHEN it comes to multi-storey car parks, the quality of edge protection can...

Rethinking healthcare design: lessons learned from a global pandemic

By Christoph Ackermann, a principal at BDP’s Glasgow Studio NHS staff are the heroes of 2020, we owe them immense admiration and gratitude for their...

Why offices are much more than just a workplace

By Andrew Hill, lease advisory partner, Knight Frank Edinburgh We’re more than 20 weeks into lockdown and, if they haven’t already done so, many businesses...

Increased timber use can help meet carbon targets

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses the role of offsite timber building systems in meeting net zero goals...

Building Scotland’s sustainable harbours

By Ramsay Muirhead, director of port infrastructure and planning at CMAL AS Scotland prepares to host COP26 later this year, a global agenda to...

Putting a price on nature is a good way to save it

By Neil Bancroft, associate at HarrisonStevens ASTLEY Ainslie Community Trust (AACT) will be going out to public consultation with its plans for this historic site...

Highland residents face unfair additional energy costs

By Kirsty Morrison, interim CEO of Albyn Housing Society, an organisation that manages more than 3,700 properties in 70 communities across the Highlands. As inflation...

Cracking the scourge of potholes

By Rick Ashton, bitumen division market development manager at TotalEnergies Marketing UK POTHOLES are an evocative subject. They are defined differently and assessed without a...

Is it time to modernise Modern Apprenticeships?

By Douglas Morrison, director of operations and skills, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) ALMOST 40,000 people in Scotland took part in apprenticeship training in 2019/20,...
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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...

Water pollution: simple steps can work a treat

Richard D. Coulton, business unit manager (construction) at Siltbuster, outlines the typical causes of water pollution on construction sites and the solutions to treat...
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How to avoid façade warranty problems

By Mohamed Merchant, an associate director at TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman

Flexible space is key in a post-virus world

The coronavirus pandemic will eventually pass and, when it does, it will have changed the way we shop, work and teach our children. ‘Social...