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The changing world of Specifications

In a rare quiet moment recently I started to think about how the world of specifications had changed and improved over the last 30 years and quickly came to the conclusion that yes they had indeed changed but whether they have improved is less certain. One thing for sure is that our industry has once again contrived to…

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Stephen Walton guest blogging for SpecifiedBy – ‘Poacher turns Gamekeeper’

This week we were invited to write a guest blog by our friends at SpecifiedBy (www.specifiedby.com), a website which started out as a ‘CAD library’ trying to connect architects, designers and other specifiers with building product manufacturers using CAD models, which over time has developed into a ‘Specification Library’, with all the relevant data required to…

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Working Internationally

I have been fortunate to live, work and play (rugby) around the world during my career and that international experience will help us seek out new markets overseas. Schumann Consult’s global aspirations require us to travel extensively to build relationships internationally with people of different cultures and working practices all of which need to be…

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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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