Introduction to DG Consulting Engineers
Dekker & Gelderblom Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1996 with the express purpose of providing specialised services in the Structural and Civil Engineering fields by Hendri Gelderblom and Professor Nick Dekker. Since then the firm has grown to a Staff Compliment of 33 people consisting of 4 Directors, 4 Associates, 22 Technical staff and 3 Administrative staff. We pride ourselves in the positive and vibrant attitude expressed by all our staff in and out of our office environment.
The Company specialises in providing Structural and Civil engineering services to mainly private sector clients, and as such economy of design is at the forefront of our work ethic. Large numbers of projects ranging in commercial, retail, industrial and special structures have been successfully completed, on time and within budget. Our clients, other professionals, and contractors provide testimony to our product-based approach to the execution of projects.
Our objectives are to combine all applicable problem solving skills in providing solutions that are functionally sound, economically feasible and practical, while maintaining a commensurate standard of technical excellence. We received the PMR Diamond awards for being the most highly rated Consulting Engineering firm in the Civil field in 2009, and Three Diamond awards for Civil, Structural and Combined fields in 2010.
The Directors and Associates of the company represent years of experience in the design of structures for industrial, retail, commercial and sports facilities and have been involved in many award-winning projects. We offer a hands-on approach and a strong commitment to creating projects that are economical, constructible and functionally sound. We believe in combining the latest technology in analysis and CAD systems with a practical approach based on our experience and knowledge of the construction industry.
Our services encompass the following fields:
- Concrete design (reinforced or pre-stressed)
- Structural steel design
- Bridge design
- Roads and stormwater, Water and sewer reticulation design
- Township infrastructure
- Sports facilities
- Project Management and Contract documentation
Expertise in concrete design includes multi storey buildings using conventional reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, precast concrete or composite construction.
Structural steel design expertise includes large span buildings, Distribution Centers and heavy industrial steel structures. Numerous guyed masts, self-supporting towers and mono poles with heights up to approximately 200 m have been designed and documented for the telecommunication industry.
Mining and Industrial structures include decline shafts, silo’s and mill buildings.
The design experience in bridges includes concrete bridges as well as structural steel bridges for vehicle, rail and pedestrian use.
Civil design experience includes pavement design, water, sewer and storm water reticulation. Infrastructure design of this nature is not only restricted to commercial building projects, but also includes township developments.
Sports related expertise includes the construction of synthetic athletic tracks, synthetic hockey fields, synthetic indoor facilities, as well as rugby and soccer facilities and Indoor sports facilities.
We have attached a project shortlist for your Perusal.
We trust you shall find the information herein of value. We look forward to being of assistance in the near future and assure you of our best service at all times. We believe that we can bring real Engineering value to the Table on all projects on which we are involved.
DG Consulting Engineers