Company Profile

Development Design Consultants Limited (DDC), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, was founded as a Partnership Firm in 1972 in Bangladesh and later was converted into a Private Limited Company in 1978. After decades of high end successful service delivery to the clients and Sector Review carried out by the Swedish Federation of Architects & Consulting Engineers, DDC was ranked as the 88th largest among the top 200 consultants of the World.

DDC as a multi-disciplinary consulting firm has been extending state-of-the-art services to the government, private corporations and international organizations. DDC offers a full range of services starting from project conception right up to completion including reconnaissance survey, physical survey, project identification, feasibility study, environmental and social impact assessment, economic studies, re-settlement assessment, planning, detailed engineering, bid documentation, construction supervision, project management, post evaluation etc.

Development Design Consultants Limited (DDC), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, was founded as a Partnership Firm in 1972 in Bangladesh and later was converted into a Private Limited Company in 1978. After decades of high end successful service delivery to the clients and Sector Review carried out by the Swedish Federation of Architects & Consulting Engineers, DDC was ranked as the 88th largest among the top 200 consultants of the World.

DDC as a multi-disciplinary consulting firm has been extending state-of-the-art services to the government, private corporations and international organizations. DDC offers a full range of services starting from project conception right up to completion including reconnaissance survey, physical survey, project identification, feasibility study, environmental and social impact assessment, economic studies, re-settlement assessment, planning, detailed engineering, bid documentation, construction supervision, project management, post evaluation etc.

As one of the leading consulting firm, DDC is highly diversified in expertise and sectorial specialization. DDC provides, in the most professional manner, consultancy services for a wide range of civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics, energy, health, education, agriculture, environmental &ecology, water resources, socio-economy, IT, research, capacity development training and other social infrastructure projects. DDC maintains a roll of highly committed and experienced professionals specialized in diverse disciplines and can offer best team for any project related development activities. It has successfully completed a large number of projects in different development sectors including many notable projects financed by the WB, ADB, IDA, JICA, DFID, CIDA, IDB and other international development partners and organizations.

Of late, DDC has been awarded for its excellence in structural engineering and consultancy services by the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)

Our Vision

To be the outstanding provider of dedicated specialists and integrated services in the built and natural environment within Bangladesh and beyond.

Our Mission

DDC is committed to fulfilling the needs of its clients and employees through quality service, innovation, and leadership. To facilitate this commitment, the firm is committed to fostering customer knowledge, technical innovation, and focused expertise. DDC is proud that the fulfilment of its mission is often recognized by the public, clients, and the consultancy industry.

Our Strategy

The strategy of DDC is to continue to grow the consultancy business within Bangladesh and globally beyond whilst improving all aspects of operation and performance.

MD's Message

Managing Director's Message

Development Design Consultants Limited (DDC) is one of the pioneer engineering consultancy firm of Bangladesh. During the last few initial years of the millennium, we have revised our business plan and have by now, crystallized our thinking and developed concrete sustainable plan to implement out cherished vision for the ensuing years with the aim to become the performance company that focuses on:

  • Innovation and inventiveness
  • Providing the best total service for our treasured clients, both govt., national and international organizations.

DDC's vision, strategy and mission help to define the culture of the consulting firm, motivating our staff to give their best and instilling our clients confidence that we will deliver solutions of the very highest quality.

"You can rely on DDC to help convert your vision into reality in the new information age"

Our vision:

To be the outstanding provider of dedicated specialists and integrated services in the built and natural environment within Bangladesh and beyond.

Our strategy:

The strategy of DDC is to continue to grow the consultancy business within Bangladesh and globally beyond whilst improving all aspects of operation and performance.

Our mission:

DDC is committed to fulfilling the needs of its clients and employees through quality service, innovation, and leadership. To facilitate this commitment, the firm is committed to fostering customer knowledge, technical innovation, and focused expertise. DDC is proud that the fulfilment of its mission is often recognized by the public, clients, and the consultancy industry.

DDC works with all levels of development scenario such as government, including local, National as well as Multi-National. We Approach systems design with energy conservation, cost-effectiveness, operational ease, and flexibility in mind.

It cannot but be emphasized that the strength of any consulting firm is dependent upon the quality and caliber of its employees, the human resource element being the most pertinent. The greatest advantage DDC offers its clients is the technical skills and continuity of our technical staff.

DDC has one of the largest contingents of Engineers, Architects and other Professionals such as Transport and Physical Planners, Environmentalists, Sociologists, Resettlement and IT Specialists with proven working experience both within and outside Bangladesh.

We take an unique approach in the industry to develop our professionals. We recruit university graduates for their technical aptitude. Continued education is provided through a mentoring process and regular in-house technical seminars in addition to sponsoring higher education for the deserving cases.

We encourage our engineers to become Registered Professional Engineers (PEng.) and reward them appropriately.

In summary, I would like to thank you, our valued clients, for your continued support and patronage. I hope you can rely on DDC to help you convert your vision into reality in the New Information Age.

A.K.M. Rafiquddin
Managing Director
DDC Ltd.

Director's Messages

Director A.K.M. Nasiruddin's Message

“The name DDC will never fail to recall”

Dear colleagues, I wish that each and every project you work on in this year of 2018 is blessed with success and glory.

In order to achieve the goal of our honorable Managing Director of announcing DDC as the number one consultant in the world on January 1st, 2019, I wish you all to become more perseverant, reliable, and hardworking professionals, with the willingness to teach and train colleagues to the success of the projects.

A.K.M. Nasiruddin
Director
(1952-2019)
DDC Ltd.

Director Md. Shahjahan Gazi's Message

Congratulations to DDC for completing 50 years of success. The tremendous achievement and growth of DDC came under the leadership of Engineer AKM Rafiquddin, who founded the company in 1972 to reconstruct the infrastructure of a war-ravaged country.

In the last 50 years, DDC has acted as a bridge between the government and its development partners and completed many landmark projects. With a pool of several hundred subject experts, DDC is a market leader in the engineering sector.

I congratulate the founder and his family associates for the diligence with which they built the company. While working with this firm for the last 34 years, I witnessed the wonderful journey of DDC. I am sure DDC will continue to move from strength to strength.

Md. Shahjahan Gazi
Director
Transportation Engineering
DDC Ltd.

Director Mahbubur Rahman's Message

DDC: Leadership consulting driven by learning innovation: By a great dreamer, Engr. A. K. M. Rafiquddin:

DDC is celebrating its 50th year of establishment since 1972. It is simply the fruit of none but its esteemed dreamer!

In order to design the leadership development strategies for specialized business needs for the modern time, DDC still continues to draw from its vast inventory of learning tools and resources and attempts to make meaningful change in management tools and programs.

DDC is relentlessly trying to deliver these processes and outcomes via leading-edge modalities, including live and remote consultations, individual and group workshops, together with web and app-based training courses, etc., all with the continued support of a team of dedicated engineers, scientists, and technical experts, supported by a host of HR professionals.

With a record of prestigious awards and citations under his leadership, the Managing Director of DDC is still reigning high as one of the leading consulting firms in Bangladesh.

We all wish that DDC, under the able leadership of Engr. Rafiquddin, continues to serve Bangladesh and countries beyond its borders with the best innovative technical know-how possible.

Mahbubur Rahman, PEng.
Director
Road & Bridge Division, Transportation Engineering
DDC Ltd.

Director Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman's Message

Engineer Mr. A.K.M. Rafiquddin in 1972 founded Development Design Consultants Limited (DDC) as a Partnership Firm for reconstruction and development of infrastructures of war-torn, independent Bangladesh. Subsequently, it was converted into a private limited company in 1978.

DDC is celebrating its 50th year of establishment since 1972. It is simply the fruit of none but its esteemed dreamer!

At present, as the lead and multi-disciplinary consulting firm in the country, DDC provides consultancy services in the most professional manner in every sector of development, including civil, mechanical, power, electrical, water resources, agriculture, fisheries, transportation, airports, sea-ports, environment, ICT, education, health, etc.

DDC has professionally and successfully completed a large number of projects in different sectors of development, including many projects financed by WB, ADB, IDA, JICA, DFID, EU and other international organizations.

DDC has been awarded the prestigious IEB Award 2016 in the field of structured design and consultancy services by the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.

DDC maintains a roll of highly experienced experts and professionals (around 1500) specializing in diverse disciplines. At present, we are providing consultancy services for a large number of important projects in the country like; Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Metro Rail Line-6,1 &5), Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Expansion Project, Jamuna Rail Bridge Project, Matarbari port & harbour project, Regional Waterway Transport Project-1, Construction of facilities for evacuation of power from Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, Improvement of drainage system for reducing waterlogging in Khulna City, Costal Embankment Improvement Project-ll etc.

In the last 50 years, DDC has most efficiently and with distinction, completed a large number of development projects in different sectors of the country.

Now it is emerging as the main consulting house in Bangladesh.

Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman
Director
Water Resources and Environment
DDC Ltd.

Director Dr. Choudhury Md. Amiruddin Khan's Message

Development Design Consultants Limited is one of the leading consulting firms in Bangladesh. During its 50 years of establishment since 1972, it has provided consulting services to all engineering disciplines, with a record of prestigious awards and citations.

As a Director of its Rural Development Division, it is my pleasure to highlight some of DDC's achievements through its participation as a consulting firm in various donor-funded projects of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).

DDC provided consulting services in the improvement of several thousand kilometers of upazila roads, union roads and village roads, several hundred growth centre markets and river jetties. The aim of these types of improvements is to improve the connectivity of the rural population and the rural economy.

DDC is now providing consulting services for the construction of 1000 multipurpose disaster cyclone shelters in the coastal belt of Bangladesh, funded by the World Bank.

Today, Bangladesh is experiencing a rapid transformation towards an urban society, and about 37% of the total population lives in urban areas. DDC is also providing consulting services to implement urban infrastructural development projects such as transportation network, solid waste management, water supply system, drainage system, recreational facilities etc.

I feel proud to be a member of the DDC family and wish that DDC, under the leadership of Engr. A.K.M. Rafiquddin, will continue to serve Bangladesh.

Now it is emerging as the main consulting house in Bangladesh.

Dr. Choudhury Md. Amiruddin Khan
Director
Rural Development
DDC Ltd.

Director Md. Saiful Alam's Message

I am very much delighted to learn of the 50-year celebration of DDC Ltd. In 1972, the onward movement of DDC Ltd started under the leadership of the honorable Managing Director. His earnest effort, intelligence, thoughtfulness, and versed managerial qualities have resulted in placing DDC in the highest position amongst all the enterprises in Asia.

His intelligence and dynamic leadership caused 78 ongoing projects in DDC in which 2000 officers and employees, including 1200 professionals, are engaged.

Recently, DDC Ltd has been awarded the prestigious IEB Award 2016 in the field of structural design and consultancy services for the intellectual leadership of its honorable Managing Director.

In this context, the following self-made few lines are quoted:-

A person as tough as steel, a person with engineering skills, born to create and willingly build. By proper guidance and workmanship, and by dynamic and great leadership, DDC is going up a mountain to the sky. All the other firms are far away, becoming shy.

DDC is now Pioneer and no parallel being seen for best planning & monitoring by A.K.M Rafiquddin, Long Live DDC, for infinite time That is our proud and prime.

Md. Saiful Alam
Director-in-Charge
Energy, Power and Telecommunication
DDC Ltd.

Jehra Zerin 's Message

DDC: the name of a "trust", the feeling of a family, the name of a dream, which was dreamt 50 years ago by our beloved, honourable managing director, Mr. A.K.M. Rafiquddin. Our precious organization started its journey with three members hand in hand and in the fiftieth year of this legendary journey. Nowadays, the company has a proficient workforce of around two thousand members.

Abundant congratulations to all of those members and stakeholders of DDC on this golden year, who have contributed their very best to the organisation all through their professional life, and salute to our Managing Director, without whom this day would not have come ever.

In the magnificent journey of the last five decades, DDC has been sketching its outstanding footsteps in various sectors of development, which have undoubtedly led to the infrastructural and socio¬economic growth of Bangladesh. In this moment of pride and glory, I like to hope and believe that, with profound enthusiasm and dedication, DDC will carry that legacy of development year after year with a new vision and mission around the country and beyond.

Let's step on the path to the centennial!

Jehra Zerin
Deputy Managing Director
DDC Ltd.

Mahmood Taseen Chowdhury's Message

Congratulations to our honorable Managing Director, Mr. A.K.M. Rafiquddin, and all on this significant occasion. Fifty years’ journey was never easy, but DDC has made it happen with everyone's support.

In the past 50 years since 1972, the company has grown significantly. Over these years, it has worked with the government, associates, and many other development partners to achieve goals significant to the socio-economic development of our country. As a multi-dimensional consulting firm, it had the privilege of touching millions of lives through its activities and services.

As the Director (Project Management), in the future development of the road, I sincerely hope that it will continue to carry forward the same level of sincere, dedicated services in pursuit of excellence. Therefore, I wish all DDC stakeholders happiness and many more years of success on this auspicious occasion!

Mahmood Taseen Chowdhury
Director
Project Management
DDC Ltd.

A.K.M Nafisuddin's Message

I am truly honored and proud to say that DDC is now 50 years of age. First and foremost, this would not have been possible without our honorable managing director, Mr. A.K.M. Rafiquddin, founding this company 50 years ago.

He has led us and taken DDC to great heights of success with his knowledge, integrity, and dedication. Secondly, I am very grateful to each and every one of my fellow colleagues and people who are or have been involved with DDC. It would not have been possible for the company to be where it is today without them.

I promise to give my absolute best to ensure DDC keeps leading and contributing to the development of Bangladesh and reaching new heights of excellence for many more years to come.

A.K.M Nafisuddin
Deputy Managing Director
DDC Ltd.

A.K.M Naim Uddin's Message

I am eternally grateful to be part of one of the largest consultancy companies in this country. The knowledge and experience I have gathered from DDC is unparalleled, as the company is almost as old as the country itself. Here is to another 50 years of excellence.

A.K.M Nafisuddin
Director
ICT Division
DDC Ltd.

Our Management

With a portfolio of five decades of insightful consulting experience, DDC is moving forward through the competent leadership of eminent Engineer Mr. AKM Rafiquddin – the Managing Director of Development Design Consultants Ltd. A total of 9 most qualified Directors with their diversified knowledge and local and international experience are working relentlessly with the Managing Director to place DDC at a higher landmark of success.

Below is the qualification summary of the Directors and the areas they look after:

A.K.M. Rafiquddin

Managing Director

B.Sc. Engg. (Civil), BUET, 1964
FIE (B), MACI (USA), MIRD, MBSI (UK), MANSI (USA), MASI (Australia), MPCI (USA), MASTM (USA), MAPA, MAWS (USA), MCRSI (USA)

A.K.M. Nasiruddin

Director
Building, Information and Communication Technology

B.Sc. Engg. (Civil), BUET, 1975; FIE (B)

Md. Shahjahan Gazi

Director
Transportation Engineering

B.Sc. Engg. (Civil), BUET, 1963; FIE (B)

Mahbubur Rahman

Director
Environmental Studies

M.Engg. (Human Settlements Planning & Development), AIT, Bangkok, Thailand, 1978; B.Sc. Engg. (Civil), BUET, 1964; FIE (B), MBIP

Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman

Director
Water Resources and Environment

PhD in Technical Sciences (Hydraulics), Russia, 1981; M.Sc. Engg. (Hydrology), Russia, 1978; FIE (B), EM BPMI

Dr. Choudhury Md. Amiruddin Khan

Director
Rural Development

PhD in Agri. Engg., Colorado State University, USA, 1987; M. Engg. in Irri., AIT, Thailand, 1978; B.Sc. in Agri. Engg., BAU, 1974; FIE (B)

Krishna Dhan Roy

Director
Information Technology

B.Sc. Engg. (Elect.), BUET, 1975; MIE (B)

Md. Saiful Alam

Director
Energy, Power and Telecommunication

B.Sc. Engg. (Elect.), BUET, 1982; FIE (B)

Jehra Zerin

Director
Human Resource, Admin & Accounts

Master of Human Resources Management, Australia, 2005; MSS in Sociology, DU, 1998; BSS with Honours in Sociology, DU, 1996; MBSA, MPURO

Mahmood Taseen Chowdhury

Director
Project Management

Master of Applied Finance, Monash University, Australia, 2004; M.Com (Honours in Finance and Banking), DU, 1999; FBAADU, MUAA

A.K.M. Nafisuddin

Director

B.B.M, Australia, 2008

A.K.M. Naimuddin

Director

B.Sc. (Sound Engineering), UK, 2012

Our Office

Development Design Consultants Limited (DDC) is headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, at the "DDC Center," 47 Mohakhali Commercial Area, Dhaka-1212, and also possesses the following own offices. Additionally, DDC maintains project offices located throughout the country.

Why choose Us?
GIS

Geographic queries and analysis, surface modeling for volume and area calculation, network analysis, siting and sizing of infrastructure facilities, image processing, bathymetric survey, watershed analysis, digital elevation modeling, mapping, contouring and global positioning (GPS) survey, database of spatial and descriptive information are established in industry standard formats to facilitate cross platform compatibility. Tailor-made macros and interfaces are developed suiting specific project need.

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LIBRARY

The technical library at DDC is one of the most complete technical libraries in the country. It contains over 20,000 selected reference books. The collection is continuously being developed to meet the foreseeable requirements of the users.

The DDC Library is now installing its automation system using customized software. This is expected to be the first on-line automated library operation system introduced among consulting firms in Bangladesh.

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SOIL LAB

The Geotechnical and Material Laboratory at DDC is a specialized facility that conducts all sorts of engineering tests, including exploration, data collection, data processing, and report preparation. The following is a summary of the works and laboratory facilities.

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