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Eliminate unnecessary costs and deliver more for less

Kenny Telfer, chair of RICS Matrics Scotland, discusses the importance of collaborative value management IN a time of political and economic uncertainly in the UK...

Supply problems, delays and rising costs all adds up to a headache for first-time...

By Bill Roddie, managing director of Spectrum Properties I suppose that it makes a change. For months now the go-to excuse for disruption and delay...

Temporary or enabling works – it’s all about the timing

In construction, temporary and permanent works often go hand in hand. Given this, perfect planning and coordination between each of the project stages, from...

Let’s not let our high streets fall by the wayside

The UK Government recently announced plans to invest billions of pounds into infrastructure to help rebuild the economy. The decline of the British high...

Taking future skills offsite

By Douglas Morrison, director of operations and future skills, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre AS the construction industry is facing unprecedented challenges during the current coronavirus...

Plastic rainwater systems fall into place

By Paul Wadsworth, specification manager at Brett Martin WITH wild weather in Scotland the new norm and likelihood of powerful storms no longer a rare...

Top tips for looking after wood in your property

By Brian Reid, operations director at Wise Property Care TIMBER frames have many advantages for buildings. They are cost-efficient, easy to construct, and great at...
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Opening the door to a greener world

As part of last year’s World Green Building Week, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) issued a bold vision for how buildings around the world can reach 40% less embodied carbon emissions by 2030. To achieve this, changes need to be implemented throughout a building’s infrastructure. Here, Gert De Roover, building, construction and infrastructure manager at composites technology company Exel Composites, explains why composite materials contribute to the drive for greener buildings.

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...

Career in construction was waiting in the wings

By Lisa Gray, a bid coordinator for Kier Regional Building Scotland MY childhood dreams were all about being on stage. From pantomimes to amateur theatre...

Making a big noise over acoustic design constraints

Every room presents a unique challenge when it comes to acoustics. When you place an incorrect material or even too much of one, it...

Managing excess water during road construction

Drake Meikle, regional technical sales engineer at Siltbuster, the water treatment specialist, explores road construction, the excess water it generates, and how the environmental...
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Bringing formwork to the digital stage

Thanks to advancements in digital engineering, more concrete contractors are benefiting from being able to plan and explore their project in a 3D digital...

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’...

Scotland’s race against climate change: does net zero mark the finish line?

By Stephen Good, CEO, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) WITH just a few months to go until the COP26 summit in Glasgow, sustainability is fast...

Game’s not a bogey for forward-thinking golf clubs

By Donald Yellowley, a partner in DM Hall’s country department based in the Bridge of Allan. He is a rural practice surveyor who has...

Getting the most out of your marketing post-Covid-19

Rachel McHugh, MD at creative marketing and PR agency, Clear B2B, shares her thoughts on how those in the building and construction industry can...

Failing to seek permission for home improvements can be a costly mistake

By Calum Allmond, an associate and head of architectural services at DM Hall Scotland’s housing market continues to boom with prices reaching unprecedented levels,...

Sensor-led smart technology could transform Scotland’s approach to housing

By Cade Wells, business development manager, CENSIS WE have seldom spent more time in our homes than now. Indeed, we have certainly never relied so...

Is the Scottish property market ready for new energy performance changes?

By Philip White, Partner for Energy and Sustainability Services at Malcolm Hollis LLP THE clock is ticking down to 1 September when the Assessment of...