We provide bursaries for the study of engineering at tertiary level for students with proven academic performance and circumstance deserving of support. We are currently supporting 5 students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
We subscribe to a policy of empowerment by means of employment and training, both on and off site, of “previously disadvantaged” persons. We furthermore continue to sponsor and encourage employees to do both part-time and full-time Technikon and technical training, and to develop a working proficiency in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.
We also provide "pro bono" Engineering services for certain deserving causes. One of the recent projects have been the design and project management of sputum booths for the TB/HIV Integration Project of the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at the University of Stellenbosch, in collaboration with the City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate. This project is funded by PEPFAR (The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).
We have also been involved in the design and construction of a 10 bed-roomed home for old aged woman in Gugulethu for the Abbeyfield Society. This home is part of Abbeyfield’s purpose to provide fit older people with affordable accommodation within small households. All the houses are owned and run by local community-based volunteers
de Villiers Sheard cc are Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers, Project Managers and Project Co-ordinators specializing in providing consulting engineering and appropriate technology design services for a wide range of building and construction projects.
We pride ourselves in the ability to provide tailor-made consulting services to suit a particular client’s needs, the technical demands of the project, and the ability of the Contractor. We also endeavor to provide personal service, and to remain approachable to all levels of site supervisors and managers.
The practice has been in operation since February 1983, and has provided services for projects in and around the Cape, to as far afield as Mozambique, Malta and Perth.