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Specification Consultancy

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Specification Consultancy

In an ever-changing business environment, it is vital that robust and accurate specifications are in place to mitigate project risks. Our architectural specification consultants focus on procurement and design responsibility, which allows you to focus on the design itself, secure in the knowledge that the specification is in good hands. With our worldwide reach and expertise across all sectors, RLB has the capability to deliver tailored solutions to suit global requirements.

Manage and mitigate project risks

With increasingly onerous professional indemnity (PI) premiums and stipulations, specifications must be expertly produced and explain exactly what is needed to procure and build a development, including processes, quality, performance, standards and materials. With years of practical experience, we understand the intricacies of what’s required on projects, ensuring that specifications adequately navigate the complexities of procurement requirements and adhere to regional formats.

Implement a tailor-made solution

Careful selection of the appropriate methods and platforms to deliver specifications is crucial. Our specification experts offer independent strategic advice across a range of topics. We will work closely with your leadership team to understand and assess existing controls, with the aim of developing a specification solution that is tailor-made to meet your business needs.

Gain an expert perspective

Specifications can be produced through a variety of channels and in different ways, so it may be worthwhile calling on an expert to review your specification if content is produced in-house. RLB can conduct a comprehensive review of your documentation including commentary on areas of design responsibility and procurement, making you aware of potential specification risks and gaps.

Improve delivery with digitalisation

Digitalisation is playing an increasingly important role in the built environment sector. In response, RLB offers flexible procurement software solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into BIM workflows and environments. Our experts are committed to providing you with content that is appropriate and aligned to contractual deliverables.

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How we’ve helped others meet their challenges

LONDON, UK

BLACKFRIARS ROAD DEVELOPMENT – ALMSHOUSES

Sustainable new homes for the elderly


A highly sustainable, mixed-use development in Blackfriars Road, Southwark, provides 62 contemporary almshouses for local senior citizens in need of affordable accommodation. Designed for Southwark Charities, the site also provides more than 20,000 sq. m of flexible workspace and is complemented by community spaces and public landscaped gardens.

“The RLB specification consultancy team has supported us in providing robust specifications that help protect the quality of design and mitigate risk. Having experts produce our specifications for us, frees our team up to focus on the architecture.”

JONATHAN MITCHELL

FATHOM ARCHITECTS

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