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Unlocking the lockdown– the twofold challenge facing construction industry

By Lesley McLeod, CEO, The Association for Project Safety The need for construction hasn’t disappeared while we have all be stuck at home. People are...

What are the likely post-Brexit outcomes for those working with timber?

By Nigel Buckley Ryan, UK sales director, merchants, Södra WHILE no one can really say with any great certainty what a deal - or lack of...

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...

Workplaces of the future will be shaped by sustainability

By Guy Marsden, director at Highbridge Properties PLC THE pandemic has triggered a massive shift in the way we work, resulting in many companies moving...

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...

Funding will support a construction innovation revolution – but we need industry’s help

By Stephen Good, chief executive, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre THE importance of the construction industry to the Scottish economy can be demonstrated with a few...

The importance of micro-markets

Scotland’s property market has fragmented since the new millennium. Here, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies explains the importance of why developers...

Diversity: it is a real agenda item

By Emma Marriott, a Construction Scotland Innovation Centre board member Tokenistic. Tickbox. Lip Service. These are just a few of the words that are commonly...

Investing in green spaces benefits everyone in Clyde Gateway

By Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central and chair of Clyde Gateway urban regeneration company. Glasgow is rightly known as the “dear green place” due...

Understanding heat loss will help address climate challenge

By Paddy Leighton, director, Icynene UK THE recently published Committee for Climate Change Report “UK Housing: Fit for the Future”, states that better standards of...

The Rules of Engagement

By Richard Bright, head of Weber Shandwick’s property division in Scotland  THESE are exciting times for Scotland’s property industry. Investment seems to be flooding in from...

Building a bright future – brick by brick

By Nicole Carlin, an apprentice bricklayer with Cruden Building. Nicole is currently taking part in Cruden Academy where she is completing a four-year Modern...

A challenging decade for the property market

By Steven Simpson, director at Queensberry Properties THE start of a new decade always provides a good opportunity to reflect on the last ten years, and...

Seven steps to better cash flow management

By Lee Swinerd, Director, KPMG LLP In the early stages of a business, cash flow is arguably the most important factor to consider. Indeed, one...

How tomorrow’s homes will incorporate green energy solutions

By Hazel Davies, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director PROGRESS is often subtle, and it’s only with hindsight that we realise how far we’ve come....

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...

National Women in Engineering Day – How to get more Scottish women into engineering

By Patricia Molina Benitez, graduate engineer at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Gender diversity is an issue before we even reach employment; in fact, it’s already...

More support needed for construction workforce

By Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity IN an industry where two construction workers take their own life every single working day...

What does lower occupancy mean for future of commercial buildings?

London’s Canary Wharf is currently operating at 10% capacity, with most employees working from home. To put that in perspective, that’s about 12,000 people...

The road to true net zero

As construction works towards reducing carbon emissions, John Smith, technical director at Donaldson Timber Systems, discusses why embodied carbon is critical to its success IT’S...