About VDO
SCOPE OF SERVICES OFFERED

From feasibility studies to planning, design, contract documentation and supervision in the following:

  • conceptual and spatial planning
  • master planning
  • feasibility studies
  • full-time supervision
  • project management
  • acting as principal agent
  • graphic design
  • branding
  • photography
  • 3-D animation

As a member of your team, VDO contributes a powerful combination of expertise, experience and resources to bring you the best possible design and project management solutions.

WHAT SETS US APART

Our exceptional skills base is complemented by a group of elements which together, set us apart from our competitors.
Clients enjoy the direct benefits of our:

  • truly hands-on project management and control;
  • collaborative, team-based style;
  • questioning approach to finding optimal solutions for each project;
  • ability to provide a one-stop service across multiple disciplines.

YOUR VISION INSPIRES...

Your vision inspires our solutions. At the outset, you lead us through your vision and then, through collaboration, we translate it into reality.

The ultimate design always depends on the composition of the team. That's why we invite you to be involved with the team in shaping the professional solution to realize your vision.

A ONE-STOP SERVICE BASED ON BROAD EXPERTISE

We have always thrived on diversity and as such, have invested in creating a flexible and broad skills base, improving constantly through hands-on experience. By keeping abreast of trends and exploring their dynamic application, we offer clients competence in almost any type of project.

Internally, we emphasize skills transfer to ensure that our staff is highly capable and multi-skilled and give them exposure to many different clients, contexts and challenges.

This open-minded approach is evident in our diverse portfolio which includes, for example, universities, research centres, hospitals, places of worship, retirement villages, abattoirs, commercial offices, retail facilities, recreational resorts, industrial facilities, warehouses, lodges and apartments.

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS - OUR PROJECT AND DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

We exist to provide clients with creative and appropriate design and technical solutions. As our work philosophy is powered by a questioning approach, clients benefit from the fresh perspective that is brought to each project. By taking a strategic view of the proposed project, its context and its environment and broader impacts are also researched and interpreted. Key elements are identified, as well as how best to use them.

This strategic information then forms the parameters within which we search for appropriate technical and / or design solutions.

Through our questioning approach, all options are explored and critical information is integrated into everything we do. Unrivalled design quality, smooth project management and creative resolution of challenges are the result.

A COLLABORATIVE, TEAM-BASED EXPERIENCE

We integrate the diverse skills, strengths and talents of team members to the benefit of the project. This approach expands the professional team�s thinking and the results are integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions.

Resolving challenges also plays an important role in motivating the team to the benefit of the client and the project. Focusing on positive relationships to achieve optimal resolution of challenges, clear communication and timely information flow facilitates project management.

HANDS-ON MANAGEMENT

VDO is known and appreciated for the personal, hands-on service that we provide.

Through diverse experience, we have refined our skills and abilities in project management. As a result, we can confidently undertake almost any type of project and produce a functional and effective outcome for our client.

For continuity and support, we appoint a team of experts to each project - regardless of its size. Over many years, we have created specialised systems and methods to guarantee smooth project administration and accurate documentation. This means that we provide attention to detail, efficiency and the ability to anticipate challenges.

PASSION

Work is delivered with enthusiasm and a desire for excellent performance and action. Passion for our work is part of our everyday life.

BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

VDO is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility towards previously disadvantaged members of South African society. We have an education plan, sponsoring learners at school level as well as a support budget for enterprise development.

VDO is BEE level 2, we aim to improve our rating every year.

We transfer skills, professional ethics and responsibilities through joint ventures with emerging professional firms.

PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE

Professional indemnity insurance is provided to a maximum value of ZAR10 million per claim. VDO has a no claim history.