South Africa Business Awards 2018

8 MEA MARKETS / 2018 South African Business Awards Regardless of how many times the design changes - or who changes it - the data remains consistent, coordinated, and accurate.” With this new technology, the team at DSA has had to work together to get to grips with the technology, and this has been a test that employees have passed with flying colours, and Zinon is keen to comment on how BIM software has aided the firm in its extensive success. “Essentially, we find that Multi- disciplinary design teams are able to use BIM Models as the basis for new, more efficient collaborative workflows with a clearer vision of the project. DSA utilises the latest Autodesk software, leading with Revit and Navisworks, enabling us to offer a fully integrated BIM model to our clients. “Contributing to our success, we have dedicated BIM Teams in each office, tasked with developing and constantly improving the DSA BIM Production Workflow, allowing us to stay ahead with the latest innovations in the AEC Industry.” A key theme about DSA’s success is the internal culture within the company and staff’s ability to work together. Zinon believes this culture has been central to the company’s achievements, and is keen to praise the company’s ability to build successful and professional teams which stop at nothing to produce the best project. “Internally, we concentrate on building teams of highly motivated, experienced and creative Architects, Designers and Technicians, with a proven ability to conceptualise, design, manage and deliver exciting, space- efficient and viable developments; to nurture innovative thought, design flair and technical excellence; and to maintain empathy and respect for the environment and local conditions. “Importantly, our business structure and strategic office locations not only facilitate our access to key clients, but an understanding of the commercial and economic conditions and any other influences that are specific to this type of design and development, all of which will influence the delivery of the final product. Also, we incorporate green and sustainable principles in our designs to minimise environmental impacts.” Being based in South Africa has provided the firm with a wealth of opportunities, and Zinon cannot speak highly enough of the benefits of working in the area, praising the infrastructure within the region in particular. He goes on to explain how the firm’s success in South Africa has been essential in the team’s ability to move forwards and expand its global presence. “South Africa has the continent’s fifth largest population; second largest economy and its infrastructure is by far the best established in Africa. It boasts the greater portion of the continent’s rail network and is home to the region’s leading stock exchange. Four Season The Westcliff Johannesburg - South Africa Madinat Jumeirah Resort - Dubai, UAE