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Attracting future talent can be a blueprint for success

By Lauren Brown, project manager for Developing the Young Workforce West Lothian HELPING young people prepare for a working life beyond their school years …

Finding a different pathway to my successful career in construction

By Elaine Perratt, assistant health and safety manager at Cruden Buildings & Renewals Ltd When I was at school, I wasn’t academic; the thought of going …

An apprenticeship can be the start of an amazing career

By Jennifer Gibson, an Integrated Management System (IMS) Assistant at Cruden Buildings and Renewals Ltd When I left school, like so many other teenagers I had …

Turfing out traditional roofs

In recent years, green roofs have become increasingly popular throughout the UK, with industry experts estimating that the number of ‘gardens in the sky’ …

Better times lie ahead for north east housing

Glenn Allison, chief executive at Stewart Milne Group, tells Project Scotland that the business remains confident in Aberdeen’s prospects despite challenges …

Offsite to play vital role in the biggest growth sectors

It has been widely reported that two of the largest growth sectors in the coming years will be affordable/social housing and student accommodation. Steve …

Cementing a place in history

The Queensferry Crossing is set to become the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world upon its completion in May 2017, writes Ronnie Turner, …

Planning a way forward

The Scottish Government recently set out proposals for “revamping” the nation’s planning system, which build on recommendations of an independent review …

Invest in apprenticeships and everybody will win

By Dr Graham Paterson, executive director, City Building IMAGINE how much your business could save if you didn’t have to undertake an expensive recruitment …

Satellite business districts are turning up the heat

By Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway MY own experience, based on thirty years involvement in planning and regeneration, is that there has always …

Report has “significant” implications for industry

By Kathryn Moffett, lawyer and construction law specialist at CMS THE Cole Report was published last month following a number of high profile construction …

Sentencing uncertainty in uncertain times?

By Clare Bone, partner and criminal solicitor advocate at BTO THE 2015 Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guidelines on Health and Safety Offences etc. came …

Six bid trends for 2017

What bid trends can we expect to see in 2017? Reflecting on activity in the diverse sectors in which he is active, Andrew Morrison, managing director, AM Bid …

Energy efficiency must play vital role in new build plans

Simon Wild, European category marketing manager at Formica Group, discusses the importance of building envelopes in combating CO2 emissions and their role in …

The time is now for action on BIM

2017 is the year when BIM comes to the fore for those involved in the Scottish built environment. Here, Leanne McMillan, sustainable development and …

Employees: confident or cautious?

By Ian Eker, director of Hays Construction & Property in Scotland THE construction and property industry in Scotland has been buoyant for many years. So it …

Three things the industry needs to know about working smarter

By Lynsey Lennon, Performance Team Leader – Alliance Management, Scottish Water LAST month I was invited to talk to a room full of hundreds of …

Offsite can deliver the keys to affordable housing projects

Alex Goodfellow, group managing director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems, uses over 30 years’ experience in housebuilding to highlight how offsite …

Brexit impact will be unclear for some time

By Shona Frame, partner and construction legal specialist at law firm CMS WHAT does Brexit mean for the future of Scottish construction? This really is the …

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 …