Asanka completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree with honours and has a never give-in attitude. He has a strong reputation of putting his clients’ needs first and ensuring their targets are met.
Jane is a registered architect and has been specializing in specification writing and building materials for the last 25 years. She is an active member of the Philippine Institute of Architects and various professional committees, which keep her at the forefront of industry movements.
He brings a detailed construction knowledge and pragmatic approach to the production of architectural specifications. His background enables him to work as an integral part of the project team. He is very familiar with current construction techniques, the process of architectural documentation production and the associated timeframes.
On many of his projects he has been involved from the design stage through to contract administration. Completed projects include hotels, office buildings, retail developments, aged-care facilities and schools. He is able to bring his past expertise to any architectural project.
Will is a registered architect of NSW, where he worked as an architect in various firms before joining Davis Langdon in 2006 as a Specification Consultant. Will quickly established himself in NSW and then nationally, as he became the director in-charge of specification consulting services across Australia.
Will has positioned SCL to be the dependable specification consulting service within Australia and abroad, with his personal experience ranging across Australia, NZ, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Will also has a unique sporting background, competing at the 2004 Olympics for Australia. Many of these skillsets are also drawn upon in his business ethic. He has an approachable nature and strives to become an integral member of the design team to ensure best results.
He has been involved in many aspects of the design and construction process including architectural design, construction materials research, project and construction management, building maintenance, and the production of architectural design drawings and specifications. This broad experience guides his approach to specification consulting and writing.
His experience includes working as a consultant architect in his own practice for many years, as well as in various practices in Brisbane, primarily in a Contract Administration role. He has also worked on the construction side, with several years as in-house architect and project manager with a D&C developer/builder firm. In addition, Jon filled a similar role with a fit-out contractor company and spent a few years as the owner of his own building development company.
He is an RIBA member and has professional qualifications in 3 countries. His special interest and knowledge include building materials, building contracts and ESD.
Jon is a believer in the team approach, regarding all stakeholders as contributors to the goal of a successful building project.
Nick is based in NSW and has a background in hands-on design and construction for commercial fit-out projects, prior to becoming a specification consultant, which has provided a practical edge on achieving buildability within complex projects. Nick is constantly looking outside the box to deliver a better outcome.
Ingrid is a registered architect and LEED certified with over 10 years’ experience, of which, the past 7 years have been dedicated solely to the preparation and delivery of architectural specifications.
She is a registered Architect with 22+ years’ experience in the field of Architecture and Specifications. 6 years of which has been dedicated to the preparation and delivery of architectural specifications in the Middle East, the UK and Australia. She had been involved also in the production of architectural drawings, site progress reporting, consultant coordination and design management.
She has been working with our South Africa team for the past 4 years. Monique has experience in many specification formats and project locations, including UK (CAWS), Middle East (CSI), South Africa and Australia. She has an attention to detail and process which is well suited to each projects’ requirements.
Debra has a technical background in decorative coatings, textiles, and specification writing. Combined with her determined and thorough approach, this provides a comprehensive check of our documents.
Edna is a registered architect with over 25 years of experience in specification production on many recognised projects around the world.
With over 7 years of experience, Steff is a registered architect, of which 5 years has been dedicated solely to the preparation and delivery of architectural specifications and product research of building materials.
She is a registered engineer overseas and has worked in the construction industry for over 13 years, of which the past 7 years has been dedicated to specification writing and consulting across Australia and the Gulf region for residential, hospitality, healthcare, education, leisure, commercial, and industrial projects.
Paula’s work experience includes a range of services from design to construction development, as well as, production using autocad and revit softwares. Her experience in this field has contributed in assisting for preparation and delivery of architectural specifications and product research of building materials.
Sir Norman Foster, in his wisdom, then asked Nick Schumann and Dave Smith to build a “bulletproof” specification. Since that day, Schumann Smith undertook all of Foster+Partners project specifications and developed the T-Sheet process. This has given us a unique insight into how best to protect the Designer and their Client, and how to integrate the specification.
Schumann Smith joined Davis Langdon in 2000 to form a Global reaching service and the most recognised and largest specification consulting service in the World. Our service started in Australia in 2004.
After Davis Langdon was acquired by a large multi-national public firm, Will Hamlyn-Harris divested the service and started up SCL Schumann for Australia in 2014, Nick and Mark Schumann did the same in the UK and Shawn Kennard for South Africa.
We have developed long standing professional relationships with many renown architectural firms in Australia since 2006. Many of whom are our industry partners.
This proven process is suitable for design firms whom could benefit from a standardised approach across multiple projects or offices.
Gone are the days of flat medium such as word or excel, our systems can be accessed anywhere via the internet, and provide the following advantages:
A well prepared and coordinated specification communicates what the project client is buying from the contractor. It deals with scope, quality, activity, and responsibility, and as such complements the contract conditions and other documentation. During construction the specification is used to check the adequacy of the contractor’s work on site, as well as providing a reference point for the determination of variations.
We understand the complexities and intricacies of what it takes to develop a “watertight” specification. Whilst our principles and processes can remain uniform, there are a number of differing specification formats, which must be followed to suit the local requirements.
We maintain master specification baselines in the following formats in order to serve each region we work:
We have developed our own baseline documents and style of writing for each of the specification formats, suitable for their associated regions, which we believe gives the best protection to our Clients.
Our QA/QC process ensures each project has the necessary steps and team to deliver the specification consulting role effectively, including a dedicated proof reader and researcher.