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The ABCs of EPDs

By Tom O’Sullivan, technical specification advisor, NorDan UK Ltd WHEN I joined NorDan UK as a technical specification advisor in 2020, one of the...

The draft NPF4 — key considerations for developers

By Keith Emmerson, an associate in Gillespie Macandrew LLP’s dispute resolution team, specialising in construction IN March 2022, Project Scotland reported on conflicting responses to...

Looking to the future to create new homes of tomorrow

By Steven Simpson, MD of Cruden Homes (East) Just last month Cruden Homes was amongst the winners at the annual Homes for Scotland Awards. Awards...

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...

The circular economy is taking shape within the construction industry

By Scott Brewster, MD of Brewster Brothers Is the circular economy just a fashion with too many people jumping on the bandwagon without any real...

Why construction must investigate alternative paths to entry to address skills shortages

By Emma Dickson, technical director at Arcadis and industry co-chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum’s Skills and Workforce sub group. Employers in the construction...

We need to make the stars align for building zero carbon homes

As AIMCH, the flagship collaborative R&D project to develop, trial and scale up industrialised housing techniques ends, Stewart Dalgarno, its project director reflects on...

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...

Reduced on and off-site carbon footprints are key to improved building sustainability

With more high-profile developers announcing their ambition to increase the number of net zero carbon projects in their building portfolio, Janice Johnson, sustainability manager...

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...