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Specifications – Getting the basics right

When writing architectural specifications getting the basics in place from the start will help you build a document suitable to your needs. We have been consulting on specifications for many years and in this time we have witnessed the do’s and dont’s, learning from both our own and others’ experiences. We have listed below our…

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A Catalyst for Change

Continuing the theme of change and the effect of recession as a catalyst for change, what have I noticed since being back in the UK? The most noticeable change is the ever increasing influence of contractors who seek to build stronger direct relationships with clients who in turn seek more reliable outcomes in terms of…

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Change in the Construction Industry

After four years living and working in the Middle East it has been interesting to see what has changed in the UK construction industry during that time. Recession is a catalyst for change that can remove waste, challenge existing relationships, test behaviours, changes working practices and stimulates new business strategies. So the question is what…

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Monitoring Design – Design Webs

In today’s world, many Architect’s are being asked to take full contractual responsibility on projects. There are a number of reasons for this for which we will not go into here. However what does this mean for the Architect or Lead Consultant? It means that it falls to the Architect to appoint a team of…

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Supporting Designers

At Schumann Consult, two words define the culture, ethos, attitude to service delivery and commitment to our Architectural colleagues…. ‘Supporting Designers‘. This is the umbrella phrase we use for our services, Specification Consulting and Design Management. Both services have been developed, tailored and used on many high profile projects around the world with some of the worlds most prestigious architectural firms. We do not design, but we…

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The beginning…

These are exciting times. History has shown time and time again that opportunity arises from recession, especially for businesses that innovate and move with the times. We believe that Schumann Consult is one such business and now three weeks in we can draw breath and explain a little about who we are, what we do and why.…

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