We have therefore always been proactive in anticipating how we can remain relevant to our clients and markets in which we work. And as our history shows, we don’t follow the crowd, we lead it.
Follow our evolution below from our roots as a single-office quantity surveying practice in London in 1919 to where we are today - a multi-disciplinary provider of program, cost and consultancy services operating from over 85 offices around the world.
- 1919: Horace W Langdon sets up practice in Holborn, London, England
- 1921: Horace Langdon is joined by Tom Every to form Langdon and Every
- 1931: Owen Davis sets up practice in Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, England
- 1935: Owen Davis forms a partnership with John Belfield called ‘Davis & Belfield’
Growth and international expansion
- 1936: Langdon and Every opens an office in SE Asia
- 1944: Owen Davis, John Belfield and Bobbie Everest forms the partnership of Davis, Belfield & Everest
- 1948: Langdon and Every expands into Middle East
- 1948-1988: Both firms expand rapidly during post-war construction programme, establishing offices throughout the UK, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
- 1988: Langdon & Every merges with Davis Belfield & Everest to form Davis Langdon & Everest operating in the UK, Middle East, Australasia and Asia Pacific - the biggest international merger yet seen within the quantity surveying profession.
- 1988: Davis Langdon & Seah International forms, drawing together Davis Langdon & Everest in the UK, Davis Langdon Arabian Gulf in the Middle East, Davis Langdon & Seah in Asia, and Davis Langdon Australia.
- 1999: UK-based Engineering Services Cost Consultants Mott Green & Wall joins Davis Langdon
- 1999: US-based consultancy, Adamson Associates and Farrow Laing in Africa join Davis Langdon & Seah International to form Davis Langdon Adamson and Davis Langdon Farrow Laing respectively.
- 1999: Knapman Clark in New Zealand merges with Davis Langdon Australia and practices as Davis Langdon New Zealand.
- 2000: Specialist Specification Consultants, Schumann Smith joins Davis Langdon in the UK
- 2001: Property tax and financial consultancy, NBW Crosher & James, joins Davis Langdon in the UK.
- 2004: Davis Langdon & Everest converts to a Limited Liability Partnership to become Davis Langdon LLP.
- 2007: Davis Langdon merges with Building Surveying firm, Mackenzies, in Scotland
Moving with the times
- 2008: Davis Langdon launches its ‘One Firm One Future’ initiative to shift from a geographic to an end-market-focused structure.
- 2009: Davis Langdon further expands its range of consultancy services by merging with DEGW, the global experts in strategic space planning.
- 2010: Davis Langdon’s European, Middle East, Australasian, African and US operations merge with AECOM in an industry-leading move to create a multi-disciplinary global consultancy. Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, forms the program, cost and consultancy arm of the organisation.