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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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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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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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