DPA Specialist Consulting Engineers is a multidisciplinary consulting practice comprising Professional Engineers, Materials Scientists, Remedial Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Contractual Consultants. The company is represented in project dependent satellite offices throughout Southern Africa with permanent offices in Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal and staff located permanently in Gauteng and Richards Bay. DPA provides a wide range of consulting, research and design services in all areas of construction technology. DPA also provides services in construction materials evaluation through laboratory techniques applied to in service testing.

Since its establishment in 1981, DPA has served thousands of clients throughout Southern Africa and has also provided its problem solving abilities in the Middle East and other parts of the world. DPA’s growing national and international client base can be attributed to a professional approach to contractual issues, an advanced knowledge and understanding of materials technology, technical ability learned from years of experience and rapid response to client requirements.

As a leading practice involved in investigations and failure analysis, DPA believe that synergy is achieved by combining the relative strengths of Engineers, Scientists, Quantity Surveyors and Accountants. Fundamental financial issues are always considered when investigating engineering problems such as:

  • Why did it fail?
  • Why does it leak?
  • Are the specified materials and systems an appropriate solution?
  • What has caused the concrete to deteriorate?
  • What are the repair options?

One of the interesting and complex specialist services that DPA provides is the analysis of failure and the apportionment of responsibility. Members of the DPA team are frequently called upon to provide expert witness testimony in cases involving the recovery of damages from defaulting parties.

Office Locations

Offices are located in Johannesburg, Richards Bay and Durban

Consultancy Specialists

Civil Engineers
Materials Scientists
Remedial Architects
Quantity Surveyors
Contractual Consultants