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Diafora Our company name is derived from the Greek noun Diafora which means "the difference" this encompasses all that we strive to achieve as a business in providing services to our Clients that will make the difference to them, either by improving their efficiency, by securing their entitlements or by providing them expert advice.

Our professional services and ethics of how we conduct our business are strictly regulated by our registration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who ensure that our Clients always receive the very best standards of service.

At Diafora our commercial and contracts administration consultants have been involved in some of the largest and most complex construction projects in the world and can use this knowledge and experience to support you in ensuring that the commercial success of your Project is achieved.Diafora specializes in providing Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and project controls.

Our CPM scheduling and project controls consultants are experienced in developing, analyzing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures.
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read more › Diafora are a consultancy practice providing a wide range of professional services covering quantity surveying, project controls and claims management. We focus primarily, but not exclusively on Civil Engineering and Construction projects. We also have a dedicated team on hand to support our clients estimating requirements as needed. Our team of experienced planners have an extensive combined knowledge which our clients successfully utilise to enable their projects to run on time and budget. Diafora operates from offices strategically located in Ayr in Scotland, Liverpool in Merseyside, Mansfield in the Midlands and our registered office in London to service the requirements of our Clients wherever they are located in the United Kingdom.

read more › Our primary resource is our talent of chartered consultants who provide dedicated services on an as needed basis. Our employees and our alliances with other key individuals and organisations allow us to support clients in matters involving all divisions of engineering and construction. We believe in demonstrating a 'one team' attitude and this ethos is supported by our management team. Phillip is a Chartered Surveyor and the founder of the Company. He has over 20 years experience working within Contracting and Client / Developer / Govt.

read more › Diafora has expanded across many markets, making new contacts and meeting the needs of clients across a range of sectors and projects. We work extensively in the United Kingdom and Middle East with our clients and their projects across the UK and GCC, supported by our main office's in London, Liverpool, Ayr and Nottingham, We have many specialists including experts in many fields, such as Chartered Engineers, Surveyors, Health & Safety Practitioners, Contracts/Commercial Specialists, Quantity Surveyors, Forensic Delay Analysts and Legal Specialists.

read more › I have worked in the construction industry for over 25 years both in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. I feel through this experience that I have developed an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the commercial, contracts and claims management of construction projects. In recent years having specialised in the management of complex construction claims and dispute resolution on behalf of the Contractor and Project Owner. My aim when I set up Diafora was to create a consultancy where our clients could rely on us to make the difference to their projects no matter how big or small, offering value and cost-effective services to improve their performance.

read more › We aspire change from the ground up- As construction consulting experts, we offer information, analysis and recommendations on best practices to add value and improve our client's projects and their bottom line. As such, we tell it like it is-even if management doesn't want to hear it. Project controls is our primary business- Our consulting services focus on control systems and processes for projects within any stage of its lifecycle. We assist our clients by developing and improving their project control systems in order to mitigate risk and prevent costly litigation.

read more › Diafora strongly believes that strategic alliances are essential to our ultimate goal in assisting our clients achieve project success through a powerful network of construction consultants with diversified experience, commercial, engineering and construction educational backgrounds, and innovative solutions. We are always pleased to work with or for other construction and engineering related firms to offer the best team for any construction project. Contracts Specialists - Experienced in FIDIC, JCT, NEC and other bespoke forms of Contract.

read more › At Diafora we have the right skills and people to support you with your Quantity Surveying requirements. Our Quantity Surveyors and Contracts Administrators have been involved in some of the largest and most complex construction projects in the world and can use this knowledge and experience to support you in ensuring that the commercial success of your Project is achieved. We are able to work alongside your in house commercial team or as a standalone service on Projects of any size to help support and improve your commercial management procedures, develop the commercial acumen of your staff and to ensure the correct checks and balances are in place to safeguard your business and to ensure your Project is successfully delivered on time and budget.

read more › Project Controls encompasses all the disciplines necessary for the successful implementation and execution of systems and procedures to ensure the successful planning and monitoring of your Project. Our CPM scheduling consultants are experienced in developing, analysing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures. We customise our CPM scheduling and project controls services to our clients' specific project and contractual needs. Our team of experienced and expert planners is supported by our contractual and technical experts familiar with preparing programmes at all stages of a project - from bid, to on-site progress to retrospective forensic for use in disputes.

read more › Diafora has an experienced team of contract managers and BIM and CDM co-ordinators who understand the challenges of the construction industry's many complex inter-related processes. We are skilled and adept at steering projects efficiently through all relevant codes, regulations and legislation. Our contract management services cover the whole project, from inception to completion. We treat each project as unique and we maintain momentum, which we see as two of the key components to project success.

read more › We have a dedicated team of experienced estimators to aid our clients with their project requirements. Whether that be an ongoing contract where we support all estimating work or as a 'one off' when our client may have no capacity to produce accurate quotations in house and requires a little help to meet their own client demands. We offer a quick turnaround when required to meet our clients demands. All our estimators have previous experience within the construction industry coming from a quantity surveying background ensuring they have the fundamental skills and knowledge to enable them to price any construction project from civil engineering to full building works.

read more › Diafora has a practical understanding of the civil engineering and construction industries alongside experience in dealing with contractual issues that arise on projects. This knowledge base and experience gained in preparing and defending claims means that we can provide a valuable service to our Clients. We can assist in a number of ways: proactively supporting a client by drafting or implementing procedures for adequate record keeping or proper contract administration during projects; investigating project documentation to assess the merit of or defences to a claim; providing contractual advice on matters arising on a project; or preparing or defending a claim.

read more › Construction claims are both costly and time consuming for your organisation and your clients, how you resolve them will make the difference. Our seasoned professionals have experience in identifying, analyzing and preparing construction claims and disputes for construction and engineering projects worldwide. We assist our clients in all construction industries by identifying, analyzing, quantifying, and presenting construction claims that may arise during the project. Our consultants are equipped to provide ongoing support in assessing or validating a party's entitlement and quantification of damages to promote resolution.

read more › We provide customised construction management and project training on a variety of engineering and construction related topics. Our consultants provide clients with an array of tools that can be immediately integrated into their management repertoire. Our training sessions provide practical project management skills that will enable clients to improve project performance and satisfy continuing education requirements. Whether an in-house presentation, online seminar or multi-day session at Diafora has construction experts that can deliver a customized cost effective, real world instruction for today's construction professionals involving any of the following topics.

read more › Diafora are constantly seeking professional, dynamic and motivated construction specialists to join our team. The quality and experience of our people is fundamental to our success. Without their skills, experience, and professionalism we would not be able to consistently deliver the exceptionally high standard of service that we offer. Whether just embarking on your career, or a seasoned professional, if you can boast a high academic standard coupled with industry expertise in engineering and construction, then we want to hear from you.

read more › Due to our continued success, Diafora are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to further increase our capacity and capability. The role is permanent and will be rewarded with an industry leading remuneration package that includes private family health care, contributory pension, flexible working options, and company car or car allowance and base salary based on experience. Have a relevant Professional Qualification to degree level (e.g Degree/Diploma) or equivalent. Ideally have full membership of a Recognised professional body (RICS, ICES); or a demonstrable track record of a high standard of commercial delivery.

read more › Diafora are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and all our Quantity Surveyors and Commercial Consultants are members of, or working towards membership, of this professional body. This should be an important factor when choosing a consultant for your business. By successfully completing the the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) course ensures that a person meets the high standards of professionalism required to become a Chartered Surveyor. Chartered Surveyors are required to uphold a level of knowledge and understanding in a number of key areas, which includes professional ethics.

read more › Diafora is committed to providing the highest quality advice and services in the Industry. We acknowledge however that there may be instances where we may get things wrong or make mistakes. To deal with this, we have a complaints procedure which has a two stage process. We are a reputable company that is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and as such we are required to have an established complaints handling procedure (CHP) in place in accordance with RICS Policy. A firm shall operate a complaints handling procedure and maintain a complaints log.

read more › We endeavour to make the difference to our clients, and it's nice to know that they think the same. Read what some of them have to say about working with Diafora. We engaged the services of Diafora to help us with a difficult dispute with an existing client. Diafora guided us through the adjudication process, launched a detailed adjudication referral on our behalf and were successful in securing the right outcome for us, they were at all times very professional and thorough and I would highly recommend them to any company with a challenging dispute.

read more › Diafora have been working with Innovi Consulting since early 2018, and have developed a strong working relationship in that time. We asked Gordon, the Director of Innovi, to spare us a few minutes to answer some questions about what he does, and what its like to work with Diafora. Below is what he had to say. I generally deal with the offsite elements of the business. Including the usual admin and finances involved with a running a company. I also deal with suppliers and the sourcing of plant and other equipment needed on site, while my colleague Colin Kelly, is on site making sure things are running smoothly there.

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