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6 tips for choosing the right Quantity Surveying firm

7 Jan 2020 3:14 PM

When the time comes to appoint the services of a QS, it’s vital to invest the time to look for the very best professionals for your development. Building trust and confidence can seem daunting at first, but when both sides are moving in the right direction, everybody will feel confident about a good return on investment. We’ve pulled together our tips for choosing the right quantity surveying firm for your project. A decision which could determine the success of your project right now and for fu [...] Read more

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Choosing an expert witness for construction disputes – what you need to know

29 Oct 2019 2:06 PM

Conflicts and disputes can usually be avoided by planning ahead for problems and issues. Choosing an expert witness for construction disputes from the outset could go a long way to highlighting potential risk areas along the way. However, most people don’t enter into a project anticipating a dispute. Indeed, it would seem more than a little cynical if they did. However, despite the best planning and strategising, disputes can still escalate and you might find yourself in court. Our director - [...] Read more

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Affordable housing in Scotland – how successful has our government been?

23 Sep 2019 4:38 PM

July 31 2019 was a significant date for those of us working in housing and construction. It marked a celebration of 100 years of council housing in the United Kingdom – the Addison Act 1919 - and gave those of us in the sector the opportunity to examine how successful (or otherwise) the nation has been in providing affordable housing for families across every demographic.   The Addison Act – a watershed moment for affordable housing Parliament passed the Addison Act after World War I and it s [...] Read more

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16 Apr 2019 12:05 PM

  Recently, we caught up with our newest member of the team, Matthew Hillier, about life as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor with BDG Thomson Gray. What inspired you to take up a career in the construction industry? From a young age I have had a keen interest in buildings. I actually initially accepted a place to do architecture at University, before finding out more about quantity surveying. I changed my mind fairly quickly and have not looked back since. Can you describe a typical day in your [...] Read more

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2 Apr 2019 4:38 PM

BDG Thomson Gray has been appointed to provide both Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services for the final phase of the Speyside Way extension project.   The final phase will create an 80-mile walking route between Moray coast and the Cairngorms, linking various popular visitor attractions.     Shirley Thomson, Director of BDG Thomson Gray, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this scheme to complete the Speyside Way.” Read more

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