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Time has come to start valuing our natural capital

By Neil Bancroft, a senior landscape architect at HarrisonStevens ON Thursday we mark World Earth Day, the annual call-to-action to take whatever steps we can...

We must bridge the gap this Scottish Housing Day for a brighter future

By David Knight, managing director, Avant Homes Scotland For years, the Scottish housing market hasn’t worked in favour of younger buyers. They’ve either been priced...

Scotland: building and fire safety regulation post-Grenfell

By Rosie Gollan, Edinburgh-based solicitor at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson FOLLOWING the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Government has been reviewing...

Scotland’s race against climate change: does net zero mark the finish line?

By Stephen Good, CEO, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) WITH just a few months to go until the COP26 summit in Glasgow, sustainability is fast...

Visible discolouration of water from building sites can attract the attention of more than...

By Simon Knott, managing director of environmental consultancy Naturally Compliant. BUILDING sites can be challenging places but contractors and other construction professionals have a duty...

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...

Fixing potholes could unlock both our economic recovery and a bright future

By Hannah Smith, director of ICE Scotland – the independent voice on infrastructure  OUR world has changed, perhaps irrevocably, since the turn of the year....
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Data gathering shows value of smart construction

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, believes that Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) has the...

Sensor-led smart technology could transform Scotland’s approach to housing

By Cade Wells, business development manager, CENSIS WE have seldom spent more time in our homes than now. Indeed, we have certainly never relied so...

Lessons learned through lockdown could rebuild the future of construction

By Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group AS the construction industry begins its journey through the restart plan, we consider how lockdown has...

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...

Health and safety training is more than just policies and procedures

By Lynsey Chambers, training manager, City Building, Queenslie Training Centre ALL employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their...

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...

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...

Managing excess water during road construction

Drake Meikle, regional technical sales engineer at Siltbuster, the water treatment specialist, explores road construction, the excess water it generates, and how the environmental...

Russell Timber Technology marks 55 years in business

Glasgow-based Russell Timber Technology, a manufacturer of precision engineered timber and alu-clad windows and doors, is marking 55 years in business this year. The...

Residential property will weather cost of living storm

By John McHugh, managing partner of DM Hall chartered surveyors This time last year, amid frenzied activity in the residential property market in Scotland, driven...

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...

Building a sustainable future

By Clare Tait, an environmental advisor for Kier Construction Scotland It’s hard to imagine that reviewing tree root protection plans or land remediation strategies as...

Growing greenways in the heart of our cities

By Mike Harrison, creative director and co-founder of HarrisonStevens, landscape architects and urban designers THE canal towpaths and redundant railway lines that pass through the...