Jamaica from above

Top Reasons to Invest in Jamaica Real Estate

The Caribbean attracts millions of visitors every year. Warm climate, breathtaking scenery, and a laid-back lifestyle are the recipe for a perfect vacation. Not to mention that all the islands boast beautiful beaches and offer an abundance of activities and pastimes. But what about investing in the real estate market? Purchasing a property is always a wise, profitable decision. It becomes a valuable asset...

Returning Resident - Jamaica Homes

A Jamaica Homes Returning Resident Story

Moving to Jamaica about four months ago was quite daunting but exciting at the same time. There were thoughts about the different possibilities that living in Jamaica could bring to my family, such as a better family life balance, better lifestyle choices, healthier diet, more family time, and receiving the glorious vitamin D, from the sunshine every day, and fresh air. Fast forward four months, and this...

modern construction methods

Shipping Container Homes Jamaica

Zero defects are the primary battleground between traditional and modern construction methods. A relative concept, zero defects is, however, a target that the construction industry has set for itself. Primary considerations are structural stability and keeping the water out. Proper functioning of services, components, fixtures, and fittings is essential. Energy and sound performance are also...

Tomorrows Homes: Modern Methods of Construction

Tomorrows Homes: Modern Methods of Construction

Let’s not beat around the bush. Let’s get straight to the point. There has been an awful lot of interest in prefabrication house building in recent  years, but not much has come out of it.“Prefabrication is the practice of assembling components of a structure in a factory or other manufacturing site, and transporting complete assemblies or sub-assemblies to the construction site where the...

Lord Prescott’s £60k homes

Lord Prescott’s £60k homes, Thames Water Multi-utility, UK

Dean was lead Project Co-ordinator and collaborated with various engineers, contractors and other professionals during the development of CAD design and construction processes for 12 large-scale, multi-utility installation projects (for Gas, Water, Electric, BT & CAT). Dean produced drawings that incorporated asset maps. He also monitored and adhered to project budgets and...

Foxbridge House Trusted to care in Orpington

Residential Care Homes

Value: 250M Dean delivered a large-scale growth programme inclusive of £250m in new home openings and acquisitions. Dean developed a detailed programme of activities required at all stages of the new care homes openings from construction, commissioning and pre-handover, through to operational start and on to steady state 18 months post opening. Dean also agreed a KPI framework for measuring the...

MMC

9 Suggestions for Overcoming Barriers to Good Design When Using Modern Methods of Construction (Mmc)

The term Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) embraces a range of technologies involving various forms of prefabrication and off-site assembly. MMC is increasingly regarded as a realistic means of improving quality, reducing time spent on-site, improving on-site safety, and addressing skills shortages in the construction of UK housing. The variety of systems now available potentially allows...

20 Farringdon Street London, United Kingdom

20 Farringdon Street – Commercial London Development

This prestigious development offers brand new, user-focused office space in a vibrant location in central London. Dean Jones was appointed to as the client-side Design Manager for 20 Farringdon Street - London Development. Situated in the heart of Midtown in London, 20 Farringdon Street is a striking new development that marks the second investment in the UK market for international real estate...

Commercial

Commercial Office Fit out, Grain Market Properties, London, 2008 (circa £5m) Dean managed a commercial office fit-out circa (£1m), Assumed cost planning responsibilities and established asset management plans. Dean administered contracts and prepared building surveys and specifications tender reports. Commercial Office Fit out, Grain Market Properties, London  Value: (circa £5m) Dean managed a...

Residential

Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure. Construction differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction typically takes place on location for a known client. Construction as an industry comprises six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries....

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