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Building a skilled future

In Scotland, 13.8% of 16-24 year-olds are currently out of work, yet demand for young, skilled workers in the construction industry is at an...

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.

Ventilation fund grants for small businesses are ‘simply the wrong answer’

By Gregor Stewart, director at Stewart Temperature Solutions, based in Ayr THERE is no doubt we should applaud the fact that, in the wake of...

How Scotland’s offsite expertise can open up UK business opportunities

By Malcolm Thomson, sales director, Scotframe IT is predicted that the UK needs around 300,000 new homes every year for the foreseeable future, to tackle...

A career that lets you reach for the sky

By Berratt Wong, a graduate quantity surveyor at Kier Construction Scotland I was born in Malaysia and growing up, there was a brilliant TV programme...

A fresh look at third party rights

By Jonathan Gaskell, a partner at MacRoberts LLP AROUND six years ago, I wrote in this publication about the then forthcoming Scottish Law Commission report...

History tells us why we must act on climate change

The construction industry is confronted with historic challenges, as well as great opportunities in meeting the target of net zero, including a projected need...

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...

Lessons learned can help repeat success of tram extension project

Steven Jackson, director of infrastructure, Scotland at Turner & Townsend, says the Edinburgh tram extension is a testament to the city’s drive for sustainable...

The importance of builders’ merchants

From DIY bathroom renovations and garden makeovers to large-scale commercial construction, builders’ merchants offer the supplies needed to bring projects to life. Keeping stock...

Practical tips for specifying bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions is supplying bathroom pods in a £3 million contract for a Moda build-to-rent scheme in Glasgow, working with Robertson Group. Here, MD...

Key workers have nowhere to stay – and it’s threatening services in our communities

By Jenny Davies, associate director, Scottish Futures Trust Key workers are an integral part of our communities – from caring for our grandparents, teaching our...

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...

We all need to take homes to our hearts to build a better future

By Jane Wood, chief executive of Homes for Scotland Everyone should have a place to call home and as I mark my first year as...

Building new homes while meeting climate targets is possible

By Stewart Dalgarno, project director at the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project THE end of the UN’s climate change conference...

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...

Why saving the rain adds up

Water recycling specialist Kevin Reed from SDS Limited explains how new technologies are making it increasingly commercially attractive for Scottish businesses to reuse water,...

Climate Change – building a carbon neutral future

By Andrew Leslie, associate, at Gillespie Macandrew IT was in the news last week that UK government advisers are recommending that new homes should be banned...

Addressing Scotland’s town centre retail challenge

By Andrew Woodrow, planning associate with Barton Willmore I have fond memories of shopping in the 80s and early 90s. Visiting the Wimpy restaurant on...

Four-day working weeks: are they the future?

By Neil Bradbrook, MD of Ahead Business Consulting A couple of weeks ago, Atom Bank announced that their staff were moving to a four-day working...