Whole Life Cost Management
We understand that Project Management is not merely managing only a construction process but managing the project as a whole. Anyone procuring construction is interested in three key basic elements: time, cost and quality. With our dedicated in house project planners, cost consultants and engineers we ensure our personal commitment to your project’s success.
From power stations to even villas, modern construction contracts have become very specialised, detailed and unmanageable to non experts. Mistakes in the administration of your contract will cost you both time and money. Our teams of professionally qualified and independent experts can manage the contractual arrangements of even the most advanced contracts. We advise our clients through the contractual pitfalls and minimise your exposure to the risk of additional costs and time extensions.
As our core service and having many decades of uninterrupted service in the Middle East we believe that we offer a unique estimating, cost control and level of back up information in our databases that is unequalled in our region. We have teams dedicated to pre contract documentation, we have databases holding cost information on innumerable previous projects and we have our ISO 9001 Quality Assurance that combine to provide a service of unrivalled excellence.
Every construction contract has a process in it where the Contractor can claim additional costs and time to complete. As your partner in defence claims, we ensure that your professional team maintains the proper records and the Contractor receives only his rights under the construction contract and that your counterclaims are presented.
Dispute Adjudication Board
The modern FIDIC suite of contracts calls for the use of Dispute Adjudication Boards to adjudicate on disputes under the construction contract. D G Jones & Partners can provide professionally qualified personnel to sit on the Dispute Adjudication Board or to advise and support your member of this board.
Dispute Resolution Support
Even in the best administered contracts, issues can be unresolved and head for the courts and expensive litigation. Before undergoing litigation, contraction contracts will normally prescribe mediation, adjudication, expert determination or arbitration and we endorse these methods as a cost effective way of resolution. Our in house experts will guide and assist in the process and preparation of defence and counterclaims and provide in house expert witnesses.
Building Information Modelling BIM
Building Information Modelling - BIM
Our BIM department comprises of industry experts from a wide range of backgrounds who are dedicated to provide professional BIM services which include implementation, consulting and support for firms who are planning to implement or are already using Building Information Modelling (BIM). Since D. G. Jones operates in a wide range of construction sectors, we have collated our extensive experience in the business, to deliver 3D, 4D, 5D up to 7D BIM at any project stage. With our project tailored BIM processes, we enable our clients to exploit the BIM benefits over the life cycle of their projects.
DELAY ANALYSIS FORENSIC PLANNING
Life Cycle Costing
As a funder in a construction project, you will be exposed to a degree of risk. That risk is related to cost, time and quality and the funder needs a degree of control on these. Our project audit service will highlight where the main risks are and recommend control measures to minimise your risk.
Coordinating and overseeing a safe, secure and environmentally-sound management of facilities in a cost effective manner is essential for achieving optimal core business support and long-term preservation of the asset. D. G. Jones & Partners facilities management team is a dedicated department within our company that provides value-added strategic advice to ensure the proper, smooth and efficient functioning of your building after construction has completed.
Valuations for Insurance
We can calculate replacement costs for construction works and, if an unfortunate event occurs, provide detailed substantiation for insurance claims
Services specific to Contractors
Our services are not exclusive to clients, consultants or investors but can be used to support contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers – indeed anyone involved in construction. We have successfully prepared complete tenders, bills of quantities, contract documentation, claims, etc to support our contractor clients.
Solid Waste Management
Waste management is the collection, transportation, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials and the recovery and quantifying of resources from the waste. D G Jones has built a specialist team to monitor and quantify the waste and recovered resources. Our specialist team has been operating since 1995 and is currently assisting government authorities with their waste management needs.