General Overview DLV was established on the 1st October 1965 to provide the building and engineering industries with an integrated multidisciplinary professional service. The company steadily grew to what is today known as the DLV Engineers in Pretoria: DLV Engineers (Pty) Ltd provide its know-how to clients with services in the following disciplines: §Structural Engineering §Civil Engineering §Mechanical Engineering §Electrical Engineering §Electronic Engineering (including Safety and Security) §Fire Protection Engineering
The main objective of DLV is two-fold:
To be market leaders and experts in each discipline by being innovative and by applying the latest technology and knowledge to each project.
To apply the knowledge and expertise in each discipline in such a way and under the leadership of a strong project management team, to arrive at the overall optimum and most economical design that will be of total benefit to the client over the full life of the facility, thus adding value for clients. Emphasis is placed on designs that will result in the lowest life cycle costs while still complying with the client’s functional requirements.
DLV has wide experience in the design of the following types of projects
Corporate Headquarters / Office Blocks Commercial, Industrial and Residential Buildings Hotel and Resorts Hospital and Clinics Upgrade of existing buildings Shopping Centres High Technology Buildings Sport Facilities
Integrated Consulting Engineering Service
One of the most important objectives of DLV is the provision of a fully integrated Consulting Engineering service. This approach ensures integrated planning and design with the optimal utilisation of all professions involved. This approach has been successfully applied to numerous projects and has been developed into a proficient modus operandi with the following benefits:
§Cost effective designs §Fast planning and documentation §A negotiable umbrella fee scale §Co-ordinated and integrated technical design §One contact person for communication with the client §Total financial control §Flexibility and adaptability to the changing environment and circumstance
Apart from the multi-professional approach, DLV is also structured to provide services in any of the respective disciplines as a separate service in collaboration with other consulting engineering, architectural and quantity surveying practices. A large number of projects are handled by DLV on this basis.