Monthly Archives for May 2012

Sorry it’s the system!

Singapore, 31st May 2012 One of biggest “fights” has to be against those multi-national companies when it comes to payment. Today again I had to deal with two of these cases where the project director hides behind “the system”. The … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Wheeling and dealing

Singapore, 29th May 2012 Making sure you get the best deal for your client seems a fairly straight forward exercise but in practice it is not. Certainly if your lighting design is worked out in Singapore and your project location … Continue reading

30. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Room with a view

Singapore, 29th May 2012 We are in the midst of designing some penthouses and key to these must be the views. Located in the heart of a major Asian city, some 200m up in the sky, all lighting design should … Continue reading

29. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Planning ahead

Singapore, 28th May 2012 One of my recurring tasks is to allocate capable manpower to new projects. It is a challenge not easily defined as each project has its specific demands and each staff has their specific strength. This capacity … Continue reading

28. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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More or less

Singapore, 26th May 2012 Did not make it yesterday, too many things going on and then later in the evening I went out and did not have the energy to write my blog. It was a day in which I … Continue reading

26. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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On the acquisition trail

Kuala Lumpur, 24th May 2012 Bet a lot of my competitors would love to know how I go about my project acquisition…I am in Kuala Lumpur for the day to meet some new clients and ick of new projects. Some … Continue reading

25. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Value engineering 2

Singapore, 23rd May 2012 After an early morning flight I am back in Singapore, as I have some meetings is KL tomorrow. I am taking a more and more relaxed approach to travelling for my own sanity. Taking my time … Continue reading

23. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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The lighting experience

Perth, 22nd May 2012 With the cut throat competition between LED lighting suppliers (nearly everyone nowadays!), there is an increasing need to create awareness for clients and end users to weed out the “profiteers” who offer below par quality LED … Continue reading

22. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Noche Zero

Perth, 21st May 2012 Another beautiful day in Perth, we are lucky here with an average of 8-9 hours sun shine a day throughout the year. Add to that the (really crisp) blue skies and a Mediterranean climate together with … Continue reading

21. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Team spirit

Perth, 18th May 2012 Good results come from good team work. I know it is an “open door’ statement, but remains oh, so valid. Before we engage in a project as lighting designers we generally do our due diligence in … Continue reading

18. May 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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