DN5 Civil

DN5 contracting civil engineers help realize the plans of designers, overseeing the actual construction on site and working in conjunction with them. They are adept with not only the design and construction processes but also the health and safety procedures. On approval of plans by the client, the contracting civil engineer uses his professional expertise for the following activities:

Typical work activities:

The work involves turning the designer's plans into reality by actually building them. DN5 Contracting engineers ensure that all aspects of the construction project under their responsibility - from ground works and foundations to final finishes - are completed within cost and time constraints and to client specification.

  • Liaising and working with the designers to implement refinements
  • Negotiating modifications with architects and consulting engineers
  • Taking responsibility for health and safety on site
  • Making judgements and solving problems
  • Supervising construction from ground work to completion
  • Dealing with the logistics of supplies
  • Providing appropriate plans for construction
  • Monitoring the provision of materials
  • Liaising with and directing the work of sub-contractors employed on the project
  • Ensuring quality of workmanship
  • Finding solutions to overcome unforeseen construction difficulties
  • Scheduling work and adjusting each stage of the project to meet time and budget targets
  • Dealing with complaints due to local disruption during building works

Architecture @ DN5

DN5 has diversified into architecture projects in the construction industry, designing new buildings, restoring and conserving old buildings, and developing new uses for existing buildings. We are involved in construction projects from the earliest stages right through to completion. Our work includes the following:

• Preparing and presenting design proposals to clients
• Advising clients
• Producing detailed drawings
• Negotiating with contractors and other professionals
• Attending regular meetings with clients, contractors, and other specialists
• Co-ordinating the work of contractors
• Visiting sites to check on progress
• Dealing with problems during construction

The skills required for this involve the following:
• Ability to work in three dimensions
• Inventiveness and imagination
• Reasonable mathematical skill
• Ability to organise projects
• Logical, analytical, and creative approach to problem solving
• Time management skills