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.
Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying)
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.
Up to 50% of construction projects go over budget and are late. Our engineers provide experienced specialist on-site supervision, and provide an immediate point of contact. We advise on all construction issues and particularly design, health and safety, and procurement strategy as well as acting as the liaison between our Client and the contractor.
Our long experience of obtaining tenders on our clients’ behalf and working closely with contractors means we can co-ordinate the construction programme, monitor progress, evaluate any changes and we continually assess and manage the Clients’ risk.
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
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.
PROJECT PLANNING AND FORENSIC ANALYSIS
In today’s highly time-driven construction environment, time is money to owners, builders, and end users. Time delay implications from the owner’s perspective include loss in revenue, cash flow crunch, loss of clients/tenants, extended interest payments, and negative marketing impacts.
From the end users’ perspective, there are financial implications similar to those affecting owners. From the contractor’s perspective, the time delay implications include liquidated damages, incentive/disincentive payments, extended overhead costs, cash flow crunch limitation on bonding capacity and ability to bid more work (opportunity cost) and a reputation for late completions which is bad for business.
Therefore, superior planning, scheduling, and control are vital for the success of any project consequently achieving the projected revenue for the project stakeholders. Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules and linear schedules are valuable tools that provide several advantages in managing construction operations.
Forensic Schedule Analysis is another tool to determine the root cause of project delays and its effect in schedule using an established schedule analysis technique that is appropriate for the particular project under analysis.
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.
Contrary to what is generally perceived, Facilities Management efforts start at the earliest phase of a project concept, not at the Project’s Completion. FM should be your earliest focus to ensure that the Facility will serve its purpose (function and to operate in the most productive, comfortable, reliable, sustainable and efficient manner) throughout and beyond its life expectancy while maintaining its optimal resell value. DGJ FM department can provide the required Consultancy and Service Management to allow Owners Create and Implement the most Efficient Planned System for Operation, Maintenance, Repairs & Renewals, Services, Cleaning, Security, Safety, Energy, Health and Environment.
Contrary to what is generally perceived, Commissioning efforts start at the earliest phase of a project concept, not at the time of Start-Up, Testing, Adjusting & Balancing of Equipment and Systems. Commissioning ensures that the Design, Construction and Operation of the facility respond to the Owner Project Requirements (OPR) and to FM Requirements: All As-Built Records will be filed properly and will be used for Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Diagnosis. DGJ FM department can provide Owners with the required Commissioning services.
The majority of cost expended by building owners is during the period of occupancy. DGJ FM department can advise you on planning expenditure for maintenance, repairs and replacement of building elements.
Our independent service provides our clients with value for money throughout the building ownership Life Cycle (Feasibility, Construction, Occupancy).
Valuations for Insurance
We can calculate replacement costs for construction works and, if an unfortunate event occurs, provide detailed substantiation for insurance claims
Design management involves a fully integrated design and engineering service and continues from project initiation right through to completion. Our service provides advice on scope, procurement strategy, objectives and organisational structure; preparing design briefs and appointment details; establishing project financial structure and controls; monitoring project execution plans and establishing communication routes and information management procedures and monitoring our recommendations.
Pulling together different disciplines successfully is more than a management process. We understand the design interfaces. Our design management team, who all have engineering design or construction backgrounds, have in-depth experience of different procurement methods gained on a wide range of projects worldwide.
Services 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.