ARQ Consulting Engineers - Engineering Progress

Who We Are

ARQ is an award winning consulting engineering firm specialising in bridges, dams & hydro and geotech. The company is also active in structures and civils. Through identifying and developing the best solutions for our clients, we have built a reputation as one of the leading specialist civil engineering consultants in South Africa.

Our teams have worked across most continents and are well versed in international best practice, routinely applying state-of-the-art technology and systems to support a more efficient project process.

Our skills, technical expertise and industry experience are further enhanced by our creativity and innovation, allowing us to constantly improve design solutions and increase project sustainability.

Projects of Interest

Geo Proj of interest Templ 1

Husab Uranium Mine

Mndwaka 07069

Mndwaka Dam – SAICE 2015 Regional and National Award Winner

Dams & Hydro

Lynnwood Glen Pedestrian Bridge

Bridges & Structures

Changuinola 1 Dam: Milestone International RCC Project Award

Dams & Hydro

Recent News

ICOLD Annual Meeting and Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa

ARQ Consulting Engineers was represented at the ICOLD Annual Meeting and Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa from 16 to 20 May 2016 by Dr Quentin Shaw, Mrs Michelle Blaeser, Messrs David Cameron-Ellis, Albert Duffy and Henry-John Wright.

Several papers were published by the ARQ members as part of the symposium proceedings. For ARQ, both Michelle and Henry-John forms part of the ICOLD Young Engineering Forum (YEF). To show our commitment towards the YEF, ARQ also ….

SAICE Magazine: Port Louis Ring Road, Mauritius by Marie Basson

Over the past six years Mauritius embarked on major road an traffic infrastructure upgrade projects. The Ring Road Phase I project construction was constructed during 2010-2013. In early 2014 cracks appeared on the northbound carriageway, followed by the collapse of a 15 m high MSEW portion of the fill. Marie Basson, Geotechnical Engineer and Engineering Geologist and site Engineer on the Port Louis Ring Road…

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Expertise and Services

  • Bridges

    Dams & Hydro

    Our Dams & Hydro division is internationally recognised as a leading proponent of RCC dam technology and most specifically RCC arches.

  • Bridges

    Bridges & Structures

    Our Bridges division has designed and project managed numerous bridges ranging from conventional and precast concrete through to incremental launched and cable-stayed structures.

  • Bridges


    Our Geotech division designs foundations for a broad spectrum of structures including dams, bridges, tunnels and roads.

  • Bridges

    Key People

    Our Specialists Engineers enjoy international recognition for their work in over 33 countries on five continents and we continue to expand our international activities through technical excellence in our field of specialisation and we reaffirm our promise of adding value beyond expectations.