“When I started working in the Utility Industry some years ago, I could see a huge gap in the market where ICP/UIP/SLP lacking the design scope accreditation from Lloyd’s Register needed a ‘one-stop-shop’ design house and that prompted the inception of DACI.”

– David Conde (Founder)

Let’s Talk About Your Project

What We Can Do For You


Electric Design

Design accreditation of LV and HV (11kV & 33kV) networks.

  • Domestic Properties
  • Commercial Properties
  • Industrial Properties
  • Substation (11kV/20kV/33kV)

Gas Design

Design accreditation of LP, MP and IP (up to 7 Bar) networks.

  • Domestic Properties
  • Commercial Properties
  • Industrial Properties
  • Multi-Occupancy Buildings

Water Design

Design accreditation of potable water main and services.

  • Domestic Properties
  • Commercial Properties
  • Industrial Properties
  • Private Networks

Earthing Design

Earthing design in concurrence with the structural, civil & electrical designs.

  • Soil Resistivity Survey
  • Touch & Step Assessment
  • Earthing Layout Drawings
  • Earthing Surveys & Auditing
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Project Analysis

Analysing the requirements of the proposed utility infrastructure.

  • Technical Analysis
  • Protection Studies
  • Volt Drop Calculations
  • Verifying Civil Designs
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Feasibility Studies

Studying the viability of the scheme for adoption by the adopting undertaker.

  • Identify the POC
  • Carry out Utility Search
  • Pinpoint Mains Route
  • Check for Diversions

Why Choose Us

  • A truly one-stop-shop for all your utility design needs
  • Qualified & technically proficient professionals at hand
  • Work collaboratively to solve complex challenges
  • Under promise & over-deliver on our commitments

As the first dedicated Utility Design House in the country to have achieved the Multi-Utility Recognition Status (MURS) accreditation by Lloyd’s Register, we take pride in the fact our technical and veracious design method coupled with our inherent personable and supportive service, you can be assured your design needs and requirements, however complex and difficult, will be carried out by diligent and reliable professionals with the ability to solve the inevitable issues and problems that comes hand in hand with utility designs.

Our business is driven by repeat clientele mainly due to the fact we have the technical knowledge, qualified engineers, and we under promise & over deliver when undertaking your schemes. We believe in working with our clients as we are able to manage your expectations, accommodate ad hoc changes in design and work collaboratively to meet your tight deadlines.

Do You Carry Out Any Of The Excavations Or Main-laying?

No. We do not have any intention to ever obtain the Construction Scope of our MURS accreditation. The business model of DACI is built upon providing the most effective design and support services that enable our clients to build the proposed infrastructure network in the most cost-effective way with safety at the forefront of our minds.

How Long Will A Design Approval Take To Complete?

It is difficult to pinpoint an exact timescale on how long it will take to complete a design for construction as there many factors that needs to be taken in consideration. If a valid POC is available and all the essential information has been provided, we anticipate around two weeks to put a design together for approval by the incumbent network operator.

Who Will Manage The Manage The Easements And Wayleaves?

We will. As part of our design service, we will manage the process of getting the necessary Easements and Wayleaves of the scheme. We will liaise persistently and with fervour in dealing with the relevant parties to get ensure we get the Legals over the line such that it avoids delay in energising of the new network.

Will DACI Provide A Single Point Of Contact For Scheme?

Yes. You will have a dedicated Design Engineer who will see to your every need and a Team Leader who will oversee the project at a high level from acceptance to completion. Of course, our Director, David Conde, will be at hand at every stage should you need to speak to him, and he will be more than happy to assist.

Contact Us 


+44 (0) 161 513 1508



DACI | Utilities Engineering Consultancy Limited
1 Caxton Street, Salford, Manchester, M3 5AZ