Malcolm Fraser: The Mackintosh inferno and the questions it begs
Award-winning architect Malcolm Fraser gives his take on the debate over the Mackintosh building fire and poses questions to the builders and others that could help better understand what happened and what should happen now
IN ALL the media storm of anguish, pain, blame and argument, there has been a conspicuous lack of examination of the basic financial situation which should underpin any rational discussion of what might happen next and the obvious questions that immediately arise.
Up in Flames
In her Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) reflects on the fire last Friday (15 June) at the world famous Mackintosh building in Glasgow, during a costly renovation of the Glasgow School of Art building from the previous fire in 2014.
See last week’s Cartoon of the Week here.
Read Miller’s reflections on her time as a student at the Glasgow School of Art here.
After Grenfell: Builders push for greater regulation to prevent shoddy construction
Architect Malcolm Fraser backs industry body’s calls for increased government regulation of construction sector
ALMOST 80 per cent of builders want to see the UK Government introduce a licensing scheme to weed out “cowboy” builders, according to research by industry body the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Offshore windfarm projected to bring 2000 jobs to Scotland
A study from the Fraser of Allander Institute indicates a new windfarm off the coast of Fife could boost employment, but the project faces legal challenge from RSPB
A NEW STUDY from the Fraser of Allander Institute has reported that the proposed Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore windfarm project could support 2,000 jobs for every year of its estimated four-year construction, as well an average of 236 further jobs annually throughout the project’s lifespan.
Another set-back for Osborne as UK economy sinks to 0.5 per cent growth
Construction and manufacturing sectors in recession against backdrop of world slowdown
CHANCELLOR George Osborne is facing another set-back as UK economic growth slows more than expected to 0.5 per cent amid the global slowdown prompted by China's economic troubles.