Scotland

Number of new homes built in Scotland up 6%

The number of new homes built in Scotland last year has risen by 6% compared to the previous year according to the latest housing statistics.

Scotland launches campaign to get more women into engineering

A new campaign aimed at promoting modern apprenticeships as career options for young women has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Scotland boosts apprenticeship numbers

New figures show that Scotland is well on course to exceed its annual target of 25,000 new Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) this year.

Scottish contracts total £6.8 billion over the last year

As we come into the new year, Scotland’s economy is showing continued signs of growth, and as a result, so is its construction industry.

Interserve wins Viridor contract at East Lothian energy recovery facility

Interserve and Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has been awarded an Engineer Procure Construct contract by Viridor as part of a planned £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) at Viridor’s existing Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in East Lothian, Scotland.

House builder delivers Scottish canal investment

CALA Homes is to officially hand over a tourism-boost, as it completes its award winning The Mooring development at Ratho.

Scotland needs the power to build more homes, says CIH

Scotland could build more homes and improve its housing systems, housing professionals in the country have said – if more powers were devolved to its government.

Terence O’Rourke behind first Scottish Simplified Planning Zone

Scotland’s first Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ) in more than 20 years has been adopted, marking a significant landmark in the bid to remove red tape in planning and attract investment north of the English border.

ISG secures £11 Million Edinburgh contracts

ISG has been awarded three new contracts in Scotland’s capital city, with a combined value in excess of £11 million.

Private sector construction loses millions over Scotland uncertainty

New research from construction analysts Glenigan has found a marked drop in the value of private sector projects securing planning approval in Scotland in the run up to the independence referendum next week.

Atkins designed University of Edinburgh development gets green light

An Atkins designed innovation centre and campus hub at the University of Edinburgh has been granted planning permission.

Scotland 'needs 8 new towns to tackle housing crisis'

Scotland needs the equivalent of six to eight major towns to tackle the country's "acute" housing crisis, according to a new report.

Work gets underway at new Brechin Community Campus

Robertson, the construction, infrastructure and support services group is undertaking the project to build the new Brechin Community Campus through the hub east central framework in Angus.

Kilmarnock Campus construction officially underway

First minister Alex Salmond has visited the construction site of the new £53 million Ayrshire College Kilmarnock Campus to formally mark the start of the redevelopment.

£745 Scottish roads project selects preferred bidders

The Connect Roads consortium comprising Carillion, Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try has been appointed as the preferred bidder to finance, design build and operate the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/ Balmedie to Tipperty Project (AWPR/B-T).

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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