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Why diversity is good for the construction industry

The construction sector is not generally regarded as a bastion of equal rights for women. However, that situation is changing, says Gillian Thomson, branch...

Embracing the drive towards sustainability across the construction industry

By Mark Markey, MD of Akela Group In less than three weeks’ time, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow when Scotland’s largest...

£125 funding needed to achieve sustainable housing

IN light of John Swinney’s recent Budget speech, which focused largely on the social inequality caused by fuel poverty, Philip Hogg, Chief Executive of trade...
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Procurement Bill passes sensible ideas – but more needs to be done

DAVID Wright, Head of External Affairs at SELECT, the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland, has welcomed the passing of the Procurement Reform Bill,...

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...

HSE Fee For Intervention: why it pays to be informed

By Vikki Watt, partner and solicitor advocate at BTO Solicitors LLP SINCE 2012, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recovered costs from duty holders...

Regeneration companies are key to delivering on the deals signed at COP26

By Martin McKay, executive director of regeneration at Clyde Gateway COP26 delegates will be welcomed upon arrival by People Make Glasgow Greener, and when they...

The case for compulsory sales orders in Scotland – more questions than answers

By Colin Lavety, planning director, Barton Willmore THE Scottish Land Commission’s recent view that a new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) could transform abandoned buildings and...

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...

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...

The robots are coming – but people are still key to our future

By Rohan Bush, head of public partnerships and future workforce, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre With so many headlines, films and social media conversations shouting, “The...

More work required to improve sector’s gender pay gap

By Susannah Donaldson, a senior associate and a gender pay gap reporting expert at Pinsent Masons THE construction industry is one of the fastest growing...

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...

The draft NPF4 — key considerations for developers

By Keith Emmerson, an associate in Gillespie Macandrew LLP’s dispute resolution team, specialising in construction IN March 2022, Project Scotland reported on conflicting responses to...

Lost generation creates a challenge for Scotland’s construction sector

By Paul Dixon, managing director, Munro Group WHILE the UK construction industry has, broadly speaking, picked itself up and dusted itself down since the financial...

Rebuilding trust and revitalising communities

By Alasdair Rankin, MD, Aitken Turnbull Architects RESTORING and refurbishing buildings that fall under the ownership of community trusts are becoming an increasingly important part...

Putting employees at the heart of your business can reap huge rewards

By Lorraine Usher, Chief Executive, Loreburn Housing Association LAST month, a small social landlord in Dumfries and Galloway, which isn’t exactly a household name, was...

SEPA enforcement powers – a new landscape for construction sector

By Vikki Watt, Partner & Solicitor Advocate, BTO Solicitors LLP THE Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and Environmental Regulation (Enforcement Measures) (Scotland) Order 2015 granted SEPA...

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: supporting our future leaders

To celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Naila Akram, head of social impact at Balfour Beatty, highlights how the firm is transforming the landscape for apprentices...

Repairs tipped to support rise in modular construction

Gary Danson, operations director at Plastic Surgeon, discusses the rise of modular construction and advantages of repair rather than replacement A modular approach to construction...