Construction consultant DeSimone acquires Decipher


Engineering and construction consultancy DeSimone has acquired rival firm Decipher.   

Decipher will help to enhance DeSimone Consulting Engineering’s construction consulting services in the UK. 

Decipher was founded in 2001 by CEO Paul Gibbons and is today headquartered in Cheshire, with offices in London, Manchester, and Dubai. 

Its services include quantum and project advisory, quantity surveying, project planning, dispute resolution, expert testimony, and training, with a focus on large construction projects. 

The acquisition follows the recent addition of Hebden Bridge-based structural engineering firm DP Squared to DeSimone’s international team. 

Gibbons, along with director Bill Bordill and the firm’s 22-strong team, will all transfer to DeSimone. 

Decipher will operate as “Decipher, a DeSimone Company” and will maintain its presence in Cheshire and Manchester.  

London operations will merge with the DeSimone HQ in Farringdon and Gibbons and Bordill will lead DeSimone’s Construction Consulting Services group in the UK along with managing directors Lindel Reid, Nick Cane, and Stuart Bosley. 

DeSimone Consulting Engineering was founded in New York City in 1969. 

“DeSimone has a proud Construction Consulting Services legacy across the globe that has delivered superlative services to our clients for years,” said Stephen DeSimone, chairman and CEO of DeSimone. “We welcome Paul, Bill, and the Decipher team as we continue to undertake transformative projects in new and exciting locations.” 

Gibbons added: “I am thrilled to join DeSimone Consulting Engineering and become a part of an impressive global family. I look forward to combining Decipher’s specialised expertise in construction with DeSimone’s renowned engineering consulting experience.  

“DeSimone’s international reach and substantial operational capabilities will help us deliver unparalleled value to our clients and shape the future of the built environment both domestically and internationally.” 

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