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Here at DDC, we have an outstanding team of innovative and dynamic personnel, whom with passion and dedication, focus on delivering high quality survey and professional services. Our belief in, and commitment to, ‘better information management’ is a key driver for DDC performing works effectively and efficiently for our clients. We pride ourselves on our ‘can do attitude’, and working in close collaboration with our clients, we problem solve to deliver positive solutions and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Highways Drainage Services

On time, to budget, and accurate. DDC consistently delivers quality data. We provide a comprehensive range of asset surveys, defect surveys and construction surveys, incorporating BIM.

Topographical and Measured Services

DDC offers quality-led, highly accurate topographical and building surveys for clients in a number of industry sectors across the UK.

Utility Surveys                                    PAS128

DDC understands the importance of accuracy in data, we offer a comprehensive range of underground surveys compliant to BSI PAS128.

Project Management and Professional Services

We deliver a range of innovative and bespoke services that allow our clients to streamline their technical operations, making them more cost-effective and efficient.


We provide a comprehensive range of surveys incorporating BIM.

Accurate, on time, and to budget.

BIM Certification, BIM Level 2, PAS 1192-2:2013, BS 1192:2007, BS 1192 4:2014.
Gold Member, Gold Membership, ConstructionLine, Tender, Surveying, Highways, Procurement, Supply chain
Safety Scheme in Procurement, Health and Sagefy
ICES, approved development scheme, chartered institutions of engineering surveying
FIR - Fairness, Inclusion and Respect in Construction, CITB
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment certification
Quality Management certification, ISO 9001:2008
Environmental Management certification
Miles Surveyed
Project Completed
Chambers Inspected
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DIM is an in-house unique specialist solution which enables a comprehensive digital drainage modelling and provides a smart live data sharing & management system. It facilitates an easier drainage asset modelling process and generates a reliable drainage flow model
Our engineers have a thorough understanding of BIM level 2 and fully adhere to BIM processes
We are a team of innovative professionals with unique thinking, providing continual development by applying creative processes and methodologies
A group of quality driven professionals who pay attention to detail and adopt systematic approaches to provide prompt services
Enthusiastic professionals with a can-do attitude who are always willing to go the extra-mile to assist our clients.
Health and Safety is our highest priority and we have achieved a ZERO near miss and accident target
We develop and apply the most efficient methodology to every project. We believe ‘do it right the first time, every time’ is the most cost-effective way to meet our clients’ requirements.
Our Projects
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Paul Hughes
Denbighshire County Council
Technician Engineer – Major Projects Group

DDC Engineering came to Denbighshire County Council with a great reputation for delivering professional, accurate, honest and reliable highway drainage survey services. This reputation has now proven itself to me, my organisation and my clients on many occasions. I found the personal responsibility taken by Managing Director, Dean Whitbrook, carries right across DDC, so I’ve enjoyed the kind of open and honest communications you get with a senior team that delivers a conscientious, face-to-face, hands-on and personal service that’s second to none.

Kevin Price
South Wales Trunk Road Agent
Senior Engineer Drainage and Geotechnical

DDC Engineering has carried out drainage surveys for the South Wales Trunk Road Agent for many years, both as a sub-contractor and main contractor. Dean, and the entire team show real expertise and experience in this field and never leave us disappointed. Some of our drainage systems are historic, installed years ago and can be some of the most challenging and testing drainage surveys possible, but they somehow manage to fathom them out and achieve our desired result, and on time too. All their staff seem to have a ‘can do’ problem solving attitude, resolving issues with experience and gumption. They bring a very professional, friendly and responsive attitude, are competitively priced, realistic about deadlines, fair and open about what they propose and are clearly committed to providing a quality and cost effective service.

John Wotherspoon
Atkins Ltd.
Group Engineer, Highway & Transportation

When DDC say they can achieve a specific drainage surveying distance per day they always achieve or exceed it. I always like to check the robustness and reliability of every tender, which helps me, in advance, see whether a contractor’s time estimates are too ambitious and a very expensive mistake is waiting to happen. DDC’s tenders always effectively pass that test, with their realistic and honest appraisals of what’s required. I definitely find them the ideal company to work with, as I’m particularly impressed with the tenacity and enthusiasm of their surveyors in uncovering both the drainage assets and chasing the system, as far as possible, to outfall. Similarly I’m happy with the post processing, data management and service/structural grading given to the assets, which demonstrate their great accuracy and they’re never too conservative.

Adrian Jones
Powys County Council
Technician Engineer

Having worked with many other drainage survey contractors, you soon pick out the one with the more professional attitude, and that’s DDC Engineering. DDC’s commitment to the job comes combined with taking the time to really understand what you want and consistently keeping you informed throughout. For us, at Powys, they bought a drainage CCTV process and technology which was new and unfamiliar but they soon helped us feel comfortable by educating us to its advantages. DDC go way beyond your expectations, especially with things not stated in the brief, but having recognised their importance they just do them anyway and, in our case, at no extra cost. We particularly liked that DDC were always prepared to travel for face-to-face meetings rather than just purely email or phone. They’re certainly difficult to fault.

Marcus Goldstraw
Area 10 | Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald
Technical Survey Manager

I have worked with DDC for over 4 years now and I am always impressed with the engineers’ breadth of knowledge and the quality of their work. I found the everyone at DDC is very organised and I was very pleased with how they coordinated the collaborations between our companies. They are extremely professional and seriously committed to delivering the results on time.

Gareth Bradburn-Sims
Area 10 | Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald
Technical Survey Co-ordinator

DDC Engineering Solutions have not only shown their dedication, they have also shown commitment, consistency and determination in all jobs that they work on at Area 10, constantly providing high quality work. The team took the time to really understand our needs, so they have produced a fast and reliable job, exceeding our expectation.


We tailor solutions to meet our clients’ specific needs. We build strong long-term relationships.

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21 Feb: Civil Engineering Surveying Excellence

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