Schal, Edinburgh

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updated on 10/04/2020


Schal is a professional management company, which works in the property and construction sector Our business is the management and delivery of the development, design and construction process from project inception to post completion aftercare

Company description
Schal’s pedigree and history is founded in the commercial office sector with roots in Chicago and the east coast of America. Schal was the first company to introduce construction management into the UK from the United States. In 1981 Schal Associates, based in Chicago teamed up with Tarmac to form the Schal/Tarmac joint venture in the UK. Schal Associates was a North American firm of construction managers from by the partnership of two senior staff from Morse Diesel, Harold Schiff and Richard Halpen, hence the derivative name, Schal. The raison d’être of the business in the early 1980’s resulted from the demand for US commercial building expertise (primarily high rise offices) in the UK.
The early relationship was encouraged by a number of major London based office developers (Stanhope, Greycoat etc.) who were anticipating the ‘Big Bang’ and who perceived that British contractors had neither the attitudes nor the expertise to deliver their future projects. In 1990 Schal became a wholly owned subsidiary of Tarmac, and changed it’s name to Schal International Ltd. In the recession of the early 1990’s Schal was forced to diversify with the demise of the developers but the business successfully utilised it’s experience on complex projects to secure major commissions including the Royal Opera House, the Tate Modern and the £60m Biomedical Sciences Building at Imperial College. Other major new clients included British Gas, BAA, Sainsbury’s and Kodak.
In 2010 a reorganisation within TPS saw the Building Control, Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying teams become part of Schal. The business is now known as Schal Management with two sections, Compliance consisting of Building Control, Sustainability and Health & Safety, and Delivery, consisting of Client Management, Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying.
building control, building surveying, engineering surveying, land surveyig, quantity surveying, structures asset management, Construction Management
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