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What is the collective noun for clergy?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Architecture

What is the collective noun for clergy?

You will be bored by now with us spamming you about St Comghan’s Chapel and the various awards it has been shortlisted for but last week was a very significant event.   On a construction project, completion is marked in various ways – by certifying Practical Completion, the local authority accepting the completion certificate, by […]

The Life of an Architect – Part 2 : It’s in the Detail

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Architecture

The Life of an Architect – Part 2 : It’s in the Detail

I’m often asked why I chose a career in Architecture and my response goes something like this… Throughout my time at secondary school I thought I was pursuing a career as an interior designer, and it wasn’t until a careers advisor highlighted that my interest wasn’t in decoration, fitting and furnishings, but it was the […]

The Life of A Building Surveyor – Part 4

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Building Surveying

The Life of A Building Surveyor – Part 4

There are several contract suites used within the UK, each of which produce several different contracts for different types of construction project. Many of these contracts require the role of a Contract Administrator (CA). Put very briefly the CA impartially manages the contract between two parties, the employer and the contractor. Typical duties include chairing […]

GLM welcomes a familiar face back to the team

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in We Are GLM

GLM welcomes a familiar face back to the team

Aythan has re-joined Team GLM and we’re delighted to have him back. Ian McKee, Managing Director, said : “It is fantastic having Aythan back on the GLM Team.  With his unique ability to combine design sensitivity and understanding with the commercial imperatives of time and cost, Aythan’s approach to project delivery is in stark contrast […]

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 3

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Building Surveying

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 3

Although there are many routes into the building surveying profession, the one I took was through academic studies at university. Although university gives you a solid knowledge base and teaches you the basics, I found that the real learning begins once in the work place and it never actually stops. It was stressed throughout university […]

The Life of an Architect – Part 1 : Communication

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Architecture

The Life of an Architect – Part 1 : Communication

As Architects we are passionate about our profession – we must be, as becoming an Architect takes a long and demanding period of study and practical training before we can legally use the title. Architects understand the process of building but our role extends much further than design. We need to be great communicators. We […]

Privacy Notice

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in We Are GLM

Privacy Notice

We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information about how and why GLM collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint. GLM is committed to ensuring […]

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 2

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Building Surveying

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 2

In the first blog of this series I talked about getting out of the city and seeing the far ends of the country whilst working as a building surveyor. Whilst Scotland has some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world it also has some very complex and intricate man-made structures which are equally […]

Cash for Conservation – a building surveyor’s perspective

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Building Surveying

Cash for Conservation – a building surveyor’s perspective

The Common Owners of heritage buildings often find the prospect of major repairs daunting.  GLM’s experience and tailor-made “Shared Repairs” service supports them all the way. During my time at GLM I have been involved in a number of shared repair projects as well as projects involving listed buildings. When the two come together it […]

Reflections on my journey to become an Architect

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Architecture

Reflections on my journey to become an Architect

On my first day of studying Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, one of the lecturers pulled out a card from his wallet and held it up to the room full of nervous students and asked us, “Does anyone know what this is?” The card was yellow with three letters on it, ‘ARB’. No one […]