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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 can go a long way to highlighting potential risk areas along the way. However, despite the best planning and strategising, disputes can still escalate and you might find yourself in court. Our director - Shirley Thomson advises that when the time comes, “it is vital to have connections with trusted, experienced and professional consultan [...] Read more

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

23 Sep 2019 2:38 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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LIFE AS A GRADUATE QUANTITY SURVEYOR

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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SPEYSIDE WAY APPOINTMENT

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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CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES AT DAVID STREET

1 Mar 2019 11:24 AM

  Construction has commenced on seven, two bedroomed contemporary apartments located in the heart of Stonehaven.   The former Bervie Chipper site, damaged by fire in 2009, is undergoing a transformation led by local investment firm West Coast Estates.   Iftikar Mian, director of West Coast Estates, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to get started with giving this prominent site a new lease of life. Opportunities to buy a new-build home in Stonehaven are few, and far between and we can’t wa [...] Read more

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