About 2020-10-20T09:46:04+02:00


The firm Dippenaar and Lapage was established as a specialist structural engineering consultancy in 1987.

The firm is dedicated to providing economical and practical solutions to structural problems related to the building industry. The interest of the client must come first, any Client’s requests (large or small, easy or difficult projects) will be taken into consideration. Respect and good personal relationships with clients as well as between members of the firm is an ingrained element of the practice. The firm has expertise in reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, structural steel, reinforced brickwork and structural timber design and gives geo-technical advice on foundation problems.

The firm is registered with CESA and carries R 12 million professional indemnity insurance with an approved CESA policy.


Barry Dippenaar,
Founder – Director

Barry Dippenaar obtained a B. Sc. (Civ. Eng.) degree from the University of Pretoria in 1964. He joined the firm of DJ Hulley and Partners Consulting Engineers. He was made a partner after 3 years and became the partner in charge of the structural division. During that time he was also closely involved with all geotechnical aspects associated with structures and gained considerable experience in the field.

He co-founded Dippenaar and Lapage in 1987 and is one of the previous Directors. Barry Dippenaar is now a Senior Consultant for Dippenaar and Lapage.

His present fields of operation are in conceptual structural design, soil evaluation and foundation design, site inspections, project management and client liaison.

Stephan Marie Lapage,
Founder – Previous Director

Stephan Lapage graduated (cum laude) from the University of Louvain (Belgium) in 1969. He further obtained a GDE in structures from Wits University in 1986.

Since 1969, he has been employed by several consulting engineering firms in Pretoria. He later joined an international firm specializing in the design of hardened and protective structures. In 1981, he started practicing on his own and established a software company developing programs to solve engineering problems. In 1987, established with Barry Dippenaar the consulting practice of Dippenaar and Lapage, Structural and Civil Consulting Engineers.

S M Lapage is currently practicing under his own name as a Specialist Consultant in the field of structures to resist the effects of accidental explosions or the effects of weapons effects.



Ever since our inception in 1987, Dippenaar has had a reputation of being an innovative practice at the forefront of thought leadership in design. We look at all aspects of the context and arrive at an innovative response to the physical, geographical and cultural conditions that address the user brief, and ultimately aspiration. We have pioneered this approach.

Dippenaar Constructions

At Dippenaar constructions we consider every project regardless of scale or size as a unique opportunity and work keeping in mind the client’s desires and budget. We are dealing on turnkey basis a wide array of projects across commercial and residential segments. We undertake civil works, interior works and renovations.
We have a proven track record of successfully completing projects on time & budget and are committed to your complete satisfaction.