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Business description

Van Dijk International is a long established firm of Architects, Urban Designers, Project Managers and Development Consultants.

Our aim is to help our clients exceed their strategic project design, profit and marketing objectives by providing a world class service in terms of vision, delivery, long term value and sustainability.

Van Dijk International are an ISO 9001:2015 accredited firm and are members of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the Architects Registration Board UK (ARB) and Engineers Ireland.

Products and services

Van Dijk International (VDI) is dedicated to the provision of innovative and appropriate design solutions. VDI manage projects across all sectors such as housing, commercial, healthcare, education and public sector and drive them through all stages to a successful conclusion.

VDI have successfully completed many social housing projects throughout Ireland for Local Authorities and for Túath and Cluid Housing Associations and are currently working closely with all of these and private developers such as Urban Life who specialise in affordable housing provision.

VDI are one of only two practices on all six major social housing frameworks set up by the Office of Government Procurement and are also on the select NDFA Social Housing Framework. VDI act as Assigned Certifier & Design Certifier under the BC(A)R system.

Value proposition

Van Dijk International are uniquely placed in terms of their experience and expertise to bring management skills, communication skills and first and foremost drive and commitment to complete projects to the highest possible standards, in the most cost efficient way and to optimum timescales.

VDI have developed a streamlined quality assured process to allow time to focus on key items of design quality to ensure the success of the project while bringing the project to completion and within budget. VDI have developed a 'Design for Construction' approach, which is the implementing of constant review of designs so that while VDI achieve award winning International quality buildings they are designed with efficiency of construction in mind.

VDI's work is characterised by a diversity which is a result of our responsiveness to the requirements of both client, end user and site. VDI have devised a BC(A)R documentation system which contains a comprehensive suite of bespoke documents which become the tools utilised to ensure we do not detract from design resources whilst ensuring compliance is achieved at each stage of the project.

Key to our approach is having a multi-disciplinary resource focused specifically on BC(A)R compliance and integrated into the team as problem solvers rather than problem creators. VDl are different from other companies offering this service as we emanate from an architectural practice and have a number of registered and chartered architects employed providing Assigned Certifier services. This gives us an overview of the building regulations that is more comprehensive than most companies.

Standards and certificates

  • ISO 9001:2015

Key partners

• Milligan Reside Larkin Architects
• AAW Consulting Engineers