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ESG needs to become part of the DNA of new developments

By Dr Sophie Taysom from Keyah Consulting Scotland’s net zero commitments cannot be achieved without a clear focus on the built environment, which accounts for...

Partnership is key to asset management

By Andrew Kilpatrick, director of assets, Caledonia Housing Association As we embrace post-pandemic life, social landlords as well as focusing on building new homes are...

Delivering modern homes that reflect rural setting

Page/Park's Jonathan Walsh, who was project architect on a new 23-unit housing project in Kirkintilloch, provides an overview of the initiative to deliver much-needed...

The future’s bright for Scotland’s Purpose Built Student Accommodation market

By Chris Macfarlane, director of Lismore Real Estate Advisors THE Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the...

Clyde Gateway is key partner in pan-European heating and cooling project

By Hugh Moore, project manager at Clyde Gateway When I travel to Paris this week for the next meeting of the D2 Grids Steering Committee,...

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...

Architects urged to get their hands dirty

Wastewater treatment specialists Graf UK are calling on architects to help improve ground water quality throughout the UK. Here, David Stagg, the firm's technical...

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...

The law of time-bar: discovering a new test

By Leona Duff, a solicitor in Anderson Strathern LLP’s commercial litigation team The law    The law of time-bar has been confusing and unsatisfactory for a...

Humanising hospitals

By Christoph Ackermann, principal at Building Design Partnership (BDP). WHAT is a hospital’s primary purpose? To offer a diagnosis for disease. To treat the sick...

Plans are heating up in Scotland’s ambitions to become net zero

By Sarah Peterson, director, energy & sustainability, at Harley Haddow WITH energy bills soaring to record highs and the cost-of-living crisis intensifying, fuel poverty is...

Home working needs are influencing new-build designs

By Ash Sheikh, sales and marketing director of Muir Homes Home working or a combination of work split between home and office is here to...

Building the future workforce

By Kirsty Connell-Skinner, programme manager | HCI Skills Gateway Do you remember being young and experiencing something that shaped your career choices? Maybe you saw...

Turning to nature: how Scotland’s bioeconomy could support a zero carbon built environment

By Jennifer Smart, head of sustainability programmes at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) IN Scotland’s fight against climate change, we have a number of tools...

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...

Why guarantees are important in roofing

Mark Parsons, technical director at pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles, explains why a solid guarantee is essential WE’RE experiencing an overwhelming change in...

The changing faces of façades

Manufacturing firms, who have always been at the forefront of innovation, are facing challenges that not too long ago, seemed unimaginable. They are being...

Health & Safety is not a tick box exercise, it’s a culture

By Greg Johnston, HSEQ director at Stewart Milne Group CONSTRUCTION is one of the most regulated industries when it comes to health, safety and...

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...

Developing new homes for the future

By Ryan Fletcher, managing director at Cullross Ltd and senior director at architect practice, jmarchitects I have been in and around building sites since I...