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Theatre will stage the big move with £2m culture cash

CULTURAL projects will be big winners under the £205m capital projects package announced last month by finance secretary John Swinney. Up to £2m of Government...
Iain Connelly

Council architect gets unanimous backing to be RIAS president

IAIN Connelly of Fife Council is to be the new face of the architectural profession in Scotland. The council of the Royal Incorporation of Architects...
Boclair House

Boclair goes boutique

A former council headquarters is set to become a boutique hotel. Boclair House, East Dunbartonshire Council’s office building in Bearsden, has been placed ‘under offer’...

Scottish Water tests the wind for self-sufficiency

PROPOSALS for a wind farm in Angus are to be explored by Scottish Water as it investigates ways it can become self-sufficient in energy. The...

‘Go ahead’ says Council

THE Highland Council is to raise no objections to a consultation on proposals by MeyGen Ltd for a 86MW tidal array scheme in the...

On the move

Industry veteran David Leishman has joined Miller Construction as commercial director for Scottish operations. He moves from Forth Electrical Facilities Management Ltd where he was...

Fife builder was told to halt work after unsafe scaffolding discovered

Work at height remains the biggest threat A Fife construction firm has been fined for risking workers’ lives by using unsafe scaffolding. G and G Contracts...

Surveyors run the rule over progress at new city campus

A delegation of surveyors has been to Inverness to check progress on the city’s new university campus. Delegates from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

The heat is on in the fight to cut emissions

As the UK continues to drive towards a ‘zero carbon’ homes standard, with homes built to higher levels of air tightness, home owners could...
Edinburgh Castle, which uses enough energy to power 300 homes, is making fast progress in its bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Cuts at Castle

Edinburgh Castle, which uses enough energy to power 300 homes, is making fast progress in its bid to reduce carbon emissions. Latest statistics reveal that...

Homes boss warns of huge risk to jobs

NEW energy standards proposed by the Scottish Government could add £10,000 to the cost of new homes but will contribute only 0.07% to overall...
The buildings will cut energy costs considerably claims Portakabin.

Energy-saving building launched

A new range of modular buildings could reduce companies’ energy use by 60% according to the manufacturer. Portakabin says its Energy-Saver range will allow occupiers...
This year will see the industry get an indication of the progress being made in the Europe-wide drive to recycle 70% of construction waste by the year 2020.

Can industry hit its target?

This year will see the industry get an indication of the progress being made in the Europe-wide drive to recycle 70% of construction waste...
The wood is used widely for temporary roads.

Ekki under threat

NEW import rules being introduced this year could force wood traders to find alternatives to an African species that has been used by the...
The material is claimed to be one of the most advanced modified wood products available.

Highlands house designer in a wooden performance

MODIFIED wood products have been used as a “sustainable alternative” to concrete in the construction of a Highland home. Dunsmore House has a two-storey platform...

Summit for growth

INDUSTRY representatives were in Downing Street this month to present UK skills minister Matt Hancock with their proposals to get construction moving again. Mark Farrar,...

Five-year fitness plan for NHS maintenance

THE backlog maintenance costs in the NHS have reduced by £62m over the last year, according to latest statistics. The ‘State of the NHS Scotland...
VendEase Ltd

Anybody got change? I forgot my hard hat

A Scots contractor is helping reduce the costly problem of providing personal protection equipment to sub-contractors…by installing vending machines at its sites. Now workers who...

Showing some consideration

A sports complex being built by BAM Construction has received one of the highest scores for a ‘live’ site from a scheme that recognises...
civil engineering

A wind of change for civil workload

Renewables spending in last 12 months bolstered jobs and order books RENEWABLE energy has become a crucial lifeline for civil engineering contractors coping with the...