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The challenges of choice with Interior Finishes

A specification consultant’s life is not easy and has a reputation for being somewhat mundane or even boring, but that very much depends on what type of building is being specified, where it is located, how the team is behaving and how unique the design is. I have been lucky in that, together with my…

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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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Paying attention to detail with specifications

Following on from October’s ‘The Watchful Protector of Quality’ article for Architects Journal, Nick’s contribution for November discussed why it’s important to pay attention to detail with your specifications. Having spent time in Dubai over the past couple of months meeting and working with local clients and colleagues from around the world I was reminded…

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The 3rd Quarter – Schumann Consult

The end of September drew Schumann Consult’s 3rd quarter of trading to a close and things continue to take off. We have started working with some terrific new clients, added some really fantastic projects to our portfolio, welcomed new members of staff to our team, attended the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, cemented our alliance with RLB…

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A Single Appointment Strategy – Architects Journal September Column

Following on from last months ‘Green Specifications’ article for Architects Journal, this month Nick changes tact and moves on to discuss how a single appointment strategy can benefit projects. “I am writing this article on a flight to Riyadh to attend meetings as part of a design team working on a major project in the Kingdom…

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‘Change or Die’ – Architects Journal July Column

We are delighted that Nick is writing a monthly column for Architects Journal in their Specification publication. This is a great opportunity for us to support designers by sharing our knowledge, and exploring and challenging some key issues and topics relevant to our industry. We hope that you find the articles interesting and enjoyable, and…

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The 2nd Quarter

The month of June signified the end of our 2nd quarter and half way to the completion of our first financial year of trading as Schumann Consult. So, where are we, what have we been up to, and what does the future have in store? In the beginning When we set up our business back in…

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Redefining Outline Specifications

In an attempt to innovate and prepare for the future we have been spending a lot of time thinking about new ways of producing specifications and becoming familiar again with the ‘why’ of Specifications. Why are they needed? When are they needed? What are they being used for at key stages? All good questions. We…

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The 1st Quarter

Schumann Consult has been in business for three months signifying the end of our first quarter. It has been both an enjoyable and successful start to our young business and it has been great to receive the welcome back into the market that we have had. Three months ago we began Schumann Consult with a…

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