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Explained: Section 63 in Scotland & differences to MEES scheme in England

By Gordon Black and Alan Maxwell, project management and building consultancy, CBRE Scotland With continued and increased focus on sustainability, our clients are evermore focused...

Pace of hub South West’s activity set to accelerate further

By Dr Willie Mackie, chair of hub South West Scotland In any large organisation, it is easy to become engrossed in the detail, but every...

Highland residents face unfair additional energy costs

By Kirsty Morrison, interim CEO of Albyn Housing Society, an organisation that manages more than 3,700 properties in 70 communities across the Highlands. As inflation...

ESG credentials will pave the way for our future of work

By Guy Marsden, director of Highbridge Properties, who are developing the Magenta Business Park together with Clyde Gateway The pandemic, a renewed focus on climate...

Graduate apprenticeships have key role to play in Scotland’s economy

https://vimeo.com/686272068/403f15e1a5 By Jen Henderson, head of talent partnerships at Heriot-Watt University Graduate Apprenticeships are a key way to develop and retain skills and talent for business...

Construction needs to build workforce for challenges ahead

By Joanne Hadwin, head of HR at the Cruden Group SCOTLAND'S construction industry carries a huge responsibility. Not only is it being called upon to...

Charging infrastructure is key to unlocking the EV revolution potential

By Mark Markey, managing director, Akela Group THE race to achieve net zero emissions targets is on and decarbonising the transport sector - as Scotland’s...

Public sector steps up to net zero challenge

It is now widely accepted that we need to adopt new ways of thinking if Scotland is to reach its net zero goals by...

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...

Upskilling our existing workforce is key to getting apprentices ready for zero carbon

By Caitriona Jordan, head of retrofit programmes at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) Scotland must reduce net greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of which come from...

Building new homes while meeting climate targets is possible

By Stewart Dalgarno, project director at the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project THE end of the UN’s climate change conference...

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...

Retentions: will proposed deposit scheme help to rebuild trust?

By Keith Emmerson, an associate in Gillespie Macandrew LLP’s dispute resolution team, specialising in construction IN April 2020, I wrote on the Scottish Government’s consultation...

Ventilation fund grants for small businesses are ‘simply the wrong answer’

By Gregor Stewart, director at Stewart Temperature Solutions, based in Ayr THERE is no doubt we should applaud the fact that, in the wake of...

Can Scottish construction industry weather the gathering economic storm?

By Ryan Gilluley managing director of GCM Ltd, a Lanarkshire-based firm of cost consultants, claims and disputes experts for the construction and engineering sectors In...

How to present a showhome

Showhome design is a constantly evolving art form. Here, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, speaks with Suzanne Thomas of Blocc Interiors,...

15 tips for specifying bathroom pods

James Stephens, managing director of bathroom manufacturer Offsite Solutions, shares 15 practical tips for specifying factory-built bathrooms. 1. Visit the factory Review quality control procedures, financial...

‘Folk literally won’t sleep at night if the Building Safety Bill doesn’t go further’

By Lesley McLeod, chief executive, The Association for Project Safety YOU'D think building safety would be a no-brainer. You design things carefully. Use quality materials....

Cladding remediation, reports, resources and rumours…

Is Scotland ready and prepared to deal with the recladding of high-rise buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, asks William Barlow,...

Digging boom: critical need for asset searches

Richard Broome, MD at LSBUD, an online safe digging resource, discusses the surge in asset searches across the Covid-period and examines why the construction...