We are DG Jones and Partners, an international construction consultancy. For almost 60 years we have been supporting our clients in delivering outstanding built asset projects, adding value at every stage from project inception to completion. We have worked in more than 70 countries.
In 1962 our founder Donald G Jones started out with a vision to provide the world with a service that would give our clients cost-effective solutions to their construction needs. Professional staff would work together across a network of local offices to integrate their collective knowledge, providing clients with the best possible advice to meet their needs. The company would be independent, impartial and bound by the highest standards of business ethics.
From that solid foundation, our company rapidly expanded worldwide, always diversifying and adapting to changing market demands. We now have a multi-disciplinary team with worldwide experience, working on projects in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
We are totally independent of the supply chain, as our company is wholly owned by its employees. Our clients trust us to give impartial advice that is based on our in-depth knowledge of construction costs, contractors and local conditions. Our services support clients across a wide range of sectors and cover the whole project lifecycle: cost management consultancy, management services for projects, dispute resolution, in-use management, technical advisory services, and training services.
Our core vision and values are the same today as they were when we started our firm: operating our business impartially, professionally and with high standards of ethics. We have built on those values as we respond to a changing world, with additional focus on sustainability and diversity.
The construction sector has become increasingly specialised, detailed and sophisticated. Sustainability is now an essential consideration. The way we work is continually adapting to help our clients address new challenges. Our expertise, global experience and local knowledge of markets and conditions, together with continued collaboration with our professional teams around the globe, enable us to provide our clients with the support they need to achieve project success in today’s fast-changing world.
We are a global organisation, which enables us to deliver services that reflect our cultural understanding and wide experience of different local conditions to meet the specific needs of our clients and their unique projects. Our multi-cultural capability has allowed us to build long-term relationships, particularly as our local General Managers are long term residents of the countries for which they are responsible.
From our foundations in 1962 we have always been regulated by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and bound by its standards. We see international standards and best practice as essential for ensuring consistent high quality in the services we offer. Our accreditations include ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems), ISO 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) and specialised accreditations such as CIArb and PMP.
The construction industry is evolving rapidly, with new technology advances and changing expectations in response to external factors such as the rapid growth of cities. Technologies such as collaborative BIM design, 4D planning and visualisation, and even drones, are creating exciting new possibilities. We have embraced and adapted to these changes as they emerge, enabling us to provide enhanced services.
We meet and surpass the quality standards demanded by our clients. We aim to excel at the core competencies required for cost, time and quality control, and we strive for continued improvement.
We conduct our business professionally and to the highest ethical standards. We are open and transparent in all our business relationships, and accountable for what we do.
Our problem-solving approach enables us to be flexible and explore innovative ways of working together. We embrace new technologies that improve our service to clients.
We are committed to supporting and developing our talent, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in our company. We are also committed to supporting the communities that we operate in, as part of our corporate social responsibility.
We take our responsibilities seriously in protecting the environment from harm and avoiding wasteful use of resources. We help our clients to achieve sustainable outcomes and we follow sustainable practices in our workplaces too.
At DG Jones and Partners, we have long understood the importance of sustainable practices to protect the environment from harm and to avoid wasteful use of resources.
For our clients, we are working in partnership with them to create buildings that are thoughtful in their design and use of materials, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
We have GSAS and Estidama Pearl Rating System certification, and we are proud of the sustainability-certified projects we have helped to deliver under LEED, BREEAM, AABBE, CIBSEE and ASHRAE certification.
In our workplaces we support the environment responsibly by using office materials more efficiently – for example, printing documents only when necessary, double-sided and black-and-white. We recycle paper, cans and plastic. We also help to save energy in many ways, such as always switching off the lights and desktop computers when leaving the office.
We have been fully engaged for a long time in the different communities that we operate in. We are working with a variety of organisations and groups in their local communities, with the aim of delivering exceptional results, feasible solutions and innovative ideas for our staff and local communities, just as we do for our clients.