EDT(Engineering Design and Training)
T/A Anderson Vogt Consulting.
Engineering Design and Training Corporation (EDT) was set up in 1997 with its head office in Edenvale, Gauteng as an empowerment vehicle for our previously disadvantaged technical personnel. It is currently 40% PDI owned.
EDT has been incorporated as the operating arm of Anderson Vogt and Partners with the following purposes:
Anderson Vogt and Partners (AVP) is retained as an asset-holding company and initial financing entity until all necessary transformation under the new name is complete. The firm is trading as "Anderson Vogt Consulting" (AVC), because of its strong associations with, and access to the resources, experience, expertise and track-record of Anderson Vogt and Partners Consulting Engineers (AVP).
The firm started by specialising in community based (participation) and labour-based aspects of engineering projects. Since then the firm has grown substantially and has acquired the necessary experience, expertize, confidence and knowledge to take on complex civil and structural projects, including the administration and management of these projects.
The training offered to emerging contractors by AVC covers the development and retention of sustainable competencies in managerial, commercial and administrative skills to enable them to enter, compete and succeed in the mainstream of the economy as small or medium-scale construction enterprises. The method of training employed is to a large extent learner controlled.
The firm subscribes to the view that artificial legal and social policies of the past retarded the development, advancement and empowerment of the black majority of South Africa resulting in economic marginalisation of the blacks which persists in the democratic South Africa.
The firm subscribes to the view that black economic empowerment is necessary for the long term welfare of all citizens as well as global competitiveness and economic growth and hence the continuing well-being of the firm.