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Diamond Wood and Shaw - committed to providing the highest level of attention and care in all the work we do and striving for the best possible outcome with every project

A Day in the Life

Drive to work cross-country, head full of things to do today. Planet Rock or 5-Live?

Fire up the machine. Quick check on incoming mail. Wish I hadn’t. 1st coffee. Complete timesheet. Arrange invoicing for completed projects. Open Planning sheet and arrange today’s priorities. First – jobs not finished from last week. Check drawings for issue. Answer contractor query. File email. Complete two quotations.

2nd coffee. Check email. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Highlight for attention. Discuss technical query with staff member. Discuss drainage quotation. Breathe.

Coffee #3 – last one cold. Local site visit to resolve construction problem. Right, first thing on priority list. Have to wait, return ‘phone call from architect. Finish design at last – Hurrah! Quick win. Mustn’t forget response to Institution. Internal Planning meeting. ‘Phone calls. Forgot lunch, had an apple somewhere? For wimps anyway.

4th coffee – last one cold. Call new client, take instructions, arrange visit for next week. Answer site query – something uncovered no-one knew about. Re-design. Do it straight away or will have to wait 3-weeks - want something doing give it to a busy person. Re-issue. Check what I completed today – one thing from priority list. Result! Late in the day, but confirmation of contract amendments received. Sign and issue so we can be paid. Just finish this before I go. Where did that last hour go? Grab file for tomorrow morning visit.

Home. Forgot – need to re-fuel the car, running on empty. Not the only one.

Let’s do it all again tomorrow. Eat, sleep, repeat. Don’t you just love it!

Ours is a service industry, and irrespective of project size or complexity, each project has equal importance to client and customer, and at DWS we always endeavour to treat our commissions in this way.

In the 9-years since the establishment of DWS, we have received nearly 5000 enquiries, or approximately 50 per week, which means we must be doing something right, and we are indebted to clients and customers who continue to place their faith the company to deliver their requirements.

We have built up an extensive portfolio of projects of all sizes, values and complexities. These are a few of my favourite, interesting and most structurally challenging, with thanks to those who’s photographs I have borrowed.

Diamond Wood and Shaw Limited

Established in 1990 as The Diamond Wood Partnership, the practice evolved into Diamond Wood and Shaw Limited in September 2012. Our multi disciplinary Structural and Civil Engineering consultancy has earned and maintained a reputation for delivering technical expertise for an extensive portfolio of projects of all sizes, values and complexities.

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a wide range of services from simple structural inspections and feasibility studies to fully designed and detailed structural and infrastructure schemes.

We are committed to providing the highest level of attention and care in all the work we do and strive for the best possible outcome with every project.

Our team of consulting Structural and Civil Engineers have particular expertise and interest in the behaviour of reinforced concrete and steel structures, multi-story construction in steelwork, masonry and timber, the development of public buildings, offices, schools and hotels on inner city and brownfield sites, refurbishment of old buildings and development drainage schemes incorporating latest SuDS and Code for Sustainable Homes requirements.

Diamond Wood and Shaw Limited

The Old School
Blaby Road
LE19 4AR

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