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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...

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...

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...

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.

Mediation’s revival – what surveyors need to know

By Ysella Jago, DRS executive at RICS MEDIATION is making a bid for revival in Scotland, and if the attention it is receiving translates into the...

Why construction companies should set their sights on imaging technology

By Cade Wells, business development manager, CENSIS Construction sites may have been closed on the back of the Covid-19 outbreak, but the sector is still hard at...

Sustainability through durability

This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with Total UK – Bitumen Division. Rick Ashton, market development manager at Total UK – Bitumen Division,...

Time to take stock and build workplaces of the future

By Andy Cunningham, senior director at CBRE A recent report published by CBRE shows that Grade A office supply in Glasgow has now reached a...

Introducing drones into construction

Most construction businesses have similar priorities — deliver high quality work to the client’s budget and deadline. Investing in technology can enable companies to...

Six reasons why your company should hire a lawyer

By Ellie Campbell, a freelance writer in partnership with Brodies LLP IN many situations involving a legal dispute, challenge, or deal, you may not wish...

A reflective end to a challenging year

The ongoing reverberations of the pandemic have made 2021 a unique year for the construction sector and residential property market. In this article, Queensberry...

Carbon legislation could be window of opportunity

Mike Stevenson, senior manager for strategic markets at NorDan UK, discusses the recent backing of embodied carbon reduction and the challenges of achieving decarbonisation...

Energy crisis will worsen unless we offer a balanced smart transition where consumers decide...

By John Forster, chair and founder of Forster Group ENERGY prices skyrocketing, rising inflation rates and a potential year-long recession, the immediate economic picture for...

Changing office? Don’t let dilapidations leave your move in disrepair

By Alastair McCoan, building consultancy partner at Knight Frank Scotland After nearly three years interrupted by Covid-19 and macro-economic disruption, 2023 could be the year...

Environmental strategy must be more than just a box-ticking exercise

By Mark Murphy, chief risk officer, Donaldson Group As a business that originated in sustainable forest products, it’s no surprise that we are focused on...

Navigating the future of Scottish housebuilding: taking a new approach

By Steven Simpson, MD of the Cruden Group As we mark Scottish Housing Day it gives the chance to reflect on the changing landscape of...

Passivhaus clarification required for improved compliance

New build housing will need to meet the Scottish equivalent of the Passivhaus standard within two years. But is there enough understanding of the...

Project management – like never before!

In February of this year, Gill Henry, head of business development at The Cruden Group, agreed to take on the role of project director...