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Quality steps to SuDS success

By Jo Bradley, market development manager, SDS Limited WHEN it comes to preventing surface water pollution, Scotland leads the way. Scotland’s wide-scale use of sustainable...

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...

How to bid and win in the Covid-19 era

By Andrew Morrison, founder & BD director at AM Bid Following a sharp decline in tender activity during March and April 2020, we are now...

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...

Riding the leadership learning curve

By Alan Gordon, senior partner of DM Hall LLP. I suspect that for any new role, 33 years should be ample preparation. But taking over...

Construction contracts: NEC3 v SBCC

Any conversation between an experienced project manager and a specialist construction lawyer on the choice of contracts is likely to be a lively one...

The steps towards a more sustainable industry

Gary Danson, operations director at specialist repair firm Plastic Surgeon, discusses sustainability within the construction sector SUSTAINABILITY within the construction industry is becoming ever more...
Ramsay Hall

Tackling fraud in the construction sector

By Ramsay Hall, an associate at Brodies LLP, specialising in government, regulation and competition IN August 2019, it was reported that the total value of...

Opening site doors can open young minds

By Brian McQuade, managing director for Kier Regional Building Scotland ADDRESSING the skills shortage remains a key priority right across the construction industry. While the...

New geotechnical solutions help tackle affordable housing shortfall

There is no silver bullet to the shortage of affordable housing across the UK. Debate over the barriers to meeting targets is complex; not...
Nicola Earley principal engineer, WSP Scotland

Rising tides call for better partnership working

By Nicola Earley, principal engineer, WSP Scotland SCOTLAND’S wet and often windy weather is known the world over. Whilst some may grow to love it,...

From lockdown to labourer – the Covid crisis gave me a new string to...

By Seumas Thomson, a development assistant for Wemyss Properties FROM an early age, I was always interested in the world of property and construction. I...
Fraser Lynes Queensberry Properties

The opportunities offered by brownfield land

By Fraser Lynes, Queensberry Properties’ land and development director    FOR almost a century, people have worried about suburban sprawl and the growth of our...

21 public sector bid trends for 2021 – are you bid ready?

By Andrew Morrison (founder of AM Bid) and David Gray (managing director of AM Bid) 2020 has been a year like no other; so what’s...

New towns meet housing need and changing property demands

By Nick Waugh, commercial director at Buccleuch Property, which is jointly developing Shawfair SCOTLAND plans to deliver 100,000 new homes by 2032 to meet strong...

Workplaces, not just homes, are the key to regeneration

By Guy Marsden, director at Highbridge Properties PLC SUCCESSFUL regeneration of our major cities is essential for our economy. As well as the thousands of...

Sourcing local and using reclaimed materials is part of solution to shortages

By Andrew Richards, co-chair of the supply chain resilience & capability sub-group of Scottish Construction Leadership Forum and is MD of Glenesk Homes, and...

Scottish manufacturing – a mark of quality

By Jim Harley, operations manager at Bison Manufacturing’s Uddingston facility AS you may already know, the SNP held its Spring Conference in March of this...

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...

Why Scottish businesses should be checking their water (bills)

By Ellie Campbell, a freelance content writer and campaign manager for Castle Water IN times like these, keeping bills under control is vital for any...