CF Associates



About Us

CF Associates commenced trading in 1996 but became Ltd in 2001.
The company specialises in supporting organisations with commercial and project management, claims preparation, dispute avoidance, Expert forensic analysis in time and quantum and representation in ADR. We can also provide BIM and Drone analysis, visualisation and 4D 5D time and cost / value analysis.

The associates are primarily senior / executive level consultants, all with a broad experience of the construction related industries including Building: renovation, historic restoration, retail, health care, research, airports, education and domestic.
Infrastructure / heavy civils: earthworks, roads, bridges, tunnels, rail, metro, Overhead Line Electrification and stations.
Power: combined cycle, air cooled, nuclear, Bio, waste to energy, tidal and wind farms.
Marine: dry docks, sea defences and jetties.
Oil & Gas, process plants.

We are able to advise on all standard forms and bespoke contracts including FIDIC, NEC, JCT, ICE / ICC, IchemE.

We have developed an increasingly sophisticated method of analysing contractor programmes which will quickly identify slippage and potential delays, so that early warnings and risk meetings can be instigated in a timely manner, followed by What if or But For analysis. Couple this with our BIM and Drone survey capability and we can offer a highly sophisticated bespoke management package.

Our project controls includes resource and cost loading of the programmes; delay analysis as a consequence of change. Resouce leveling / line of balance analysis. Longest path and windows As Planned -v- As Built analysis. Measurement, cost planning, variation accounts and negotiation or resolution through ADR.

We routinely prepare expert evidence for use in adjudication, arbitration, mediation and court proceedings.

We can provide training and contractual awareness seminars which can be tailored to specific contract scenarios or projects.

Examples of recent successful assignments include:
Commercial and programme management, claims / entitlement on 2 sections of the Crossrail Project - The West Outer, around Maidenhead and the Anglia Line east from Liverpool Street to Shenfield.
Gatwick Airport, review of delays.
TfL programme review.
Windfarms, Bio.
OIl & Gas - quantum & time analysis in Kuwait.
Railway depot in Exeter on behalf of a subcontractor - advice on NEC3, programme delays, cashflow and systems.
Hospital groundworks, housing estates, retail / industrial units, domestic.
Set up NEC contract provisions, X, Y and Z clauses and co-ordinate the production of Contract Data for a new start Optic Fibre Company.
Data room - delay analysis.

We have run and responded to a number of adjudications, participated in Mediation and several arbitrations both in the UK and overseas.

Several consultants are dual qualified surveyors / barristers and we have solicitors / barristers that we work with on a regular basis and can also provide assistance with drafting contractual clauses. Likewise, several of our senior consultants are practising or accredited arbitrators, adjudicators, expert determiners and Mediators.


  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management
  • Delay analysis & quantum
  • Expert Witness services: time, quantum, defects and engineering.
  • ADR practitioners. Arbitration, adjudication, expert determination, mediation.