D.G. Jones & Partners was founded in 1962 by Donald G. Jones, FRICS. The practice is now organised on a corporate basis with the parent company registered in Cyprus and with 30 offices in Europe, the Middle East, the U.S., Africa, the Far East, South East Asia and Australia. Having offices established in five continents, it has become one of the most widespread practices specializing in construction cost control and quantity surveying outside the United Kingdom employing more than 250 professional staff plus legal, accounting and secretarial services. The services provided are tailored for the needs of the individual clients and include quantity surveying, cost management, project management, construction management and a wide range of property and construction consultancy services. The practice has a policy of sponsoring suitably educated students at colleges in the U.K. and as a result now employs professionally qualified Australian, Bahraini, British, Chinese, Iraqi, Cypriot, Jordanian, Kenyan, Lebanese, Malaysian and Sri Lankan surveyors. In 1967, the Practice was the first Chartered Quantity Surveying firm to be established in Dubai. Since that time, the practice has been extensively involved in development throughout Dubai and Northern Emirates. The Consultancy services provided are those normally associated with the quantity surveying profession not only on general construction work but also heavy engineering and agricultural projects. In addition, the practice has now successfully undertaken project/construction management and arbitration services for its clients on a number of important projects. The Practice offers its services to Owners directly and also to Architects, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Consultants. Resulting from its long experience, detailed knowledge of construction costs, contractors and local conditions, the practice is often called upon to provide advice to Government and Municipal Departments, Financial Institutions and Developers. The Practice was appointed by the Dubai Government to act as financial, contractual and negotiation consultant on the Dubai Aluminim Smelter Plant, incorporating major associated Power and Desalination complexes, and costing in excess of U.S. $ 1 Billion.