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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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Nick Schumann talks at Architects Journal #speclive

Yesterday Nick Schumann spoke at the Architects Journal #speclive event held at the Building Centre. The #speclive event is held monthly to discuss a number of different topics, inviting guest speakers from Architectural practices, manufacturers and even specification consultants. This months theme was walls, ceilings and partitions and there were a number of very good and…

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Continuing the BIM and Specification discussion

The debate regarding the use and potential of BIM rages on. The article written in November’s Building Magazine by Tony Bingham attracted a very diverse and vocal response, but Tony was quite right to raise questions about BIM’s use from a legal and risk shift perspective. It demonstrates that BIM remains misunderstood by many and…

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The importance of a good Specification in a D&B world

Design and build is a subject close to all our hearts and a procurement method that has evolved and been adapted (some may say corrupted) considerably over the last 10 to 12 years. When first conceived this contracting method was offered by specialist firms with in house design and contracting expertise who dealt direct with…

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The Watchful Protector of Quality – Architects Journal October Column

Following on from last months ‘A Single Appointment Strategy’ article for Architects Journal, Nick’s contribution for October discusses how the Specification ensures clients get value for money and what they paid for. Specification is the guardian of quality Designers are in the business of creativity, followed by information production in a predetermined format, to a set quality…

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‘Green’ Specifications – Architects Journal August Column

Last month we reported that Nick Schumann would be contributing a monthly column for Architects Journal Specification publication. Nick’s first article “Change or Die” looked at providing advice to architects pondering the future of specification procedures. The article was received well by many of our architectural colleagues and clients which was great to hear. This…

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