Our Services

Overview

Since its establishment in 1977, NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. has been providing services in various disciplines of engineering with an aim to remain at the forefront of technology by, associating erudite pedagogues, participating in the activities of many learned institutions and societies, and ensuring that we receive and register in our library the latest technical publications, journals and periodicals. We are committed to progressive staff development programme and to innovation continue to be relevant, up-to-date and non-stereotyped. 

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. work both independently and in collaboration with other consulting houses in Pakistan and abroad in joint venture and consortia. Over the past several years the orbit of firm’s activities has greatly widened and covers a wide range of engineering and resource development disciplines. NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. possess ability to respond effectively by assembling the appropriate mix of skills to match our client’s needs.

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. provide services in engineering consultancy sector from conception to completion of projects including but not limited to planning, investigations, feasibility studies, fundamental studies, designing, tender documentation, valuation, construction supervision, project and contract management and operation and maintenance in the following engineering disciplines:

  •          Dams and Hydropower
  •          Drainage and Ground Water Resources
  •          Irrigation
  •          River Training & Flood Protection
  •          Environmental Engineering
  •          Tunneling
  •          Hydraulic Structures
  •          Agriculture
  •          Public Health
  •          Transportation
  •          Buildings
  •          Management and Supervision
  •          Surveys
  •          Geotechnical Investigations
  •          Forestry and Rural 

Dams and Hydropower


NDC (Pvt.) Ltd provide services in consultancy sector from conception to completion of projects including feasibility studies, planning, designing, tender documentation, valuation, construction supervision and project management.  

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd provides consultancy services for various aspects of hydropower energy projects including:

 

  • Conceptualization and Layout Planning
  • Field Surveys and Investigations
  • Borrow Area Investigations
  • Hydrological and Sedimentation Studies including flood routing and reservoir simulation.
  • Other Fundamental Studies including Geological and Geotechnical Investigations, Seismic Hazard Studies, Geoengineering studies, liquefaction of alluvium studies, Power Benefits Studies, Conjunctive Operation Of Reservoirs.
  • Optimization of installed capacity.
  • Hydraulic Design of Structure like Spillways, flushing outlets, power waterway, etc.
  • Civil Works Design of rock fill and concrete gravity dams and appurtenant structures.
  • Specifications for Electrical and Mechanical Equipment Including Turbines and Generators etc. Rock slope stability analysis.
  • Design of Tunnels, Caverns and Other Underground Structures
  • Planning and Design of Power Stations
  • Transmission Lines Route Studies.
  • Hydraulic Model Studies.
  • 3 Dimensional Computer Modelling Studies.
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Material Prospecting
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Cost Estimation and Financial & Economic Analysis
  • Contract Packaging and Preparation of Tender Documents
  • Instrumentation
  • Construction Drawings
  • Environmental Studies (Environmental Impact Assessment & Resettlement Action Plans).
  • Irrigation System Design
  • Construction Supervision and Quality Control
  • Contract Administration and Management
  • As-built drawings
  • O&M Manuals

 

Drainage & Water Resource Development

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd has highly qualified specialists with a vast and varied experience  in  planning, design, construction, operation anmaintenance of drainage and groundwater development projects. NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. offer following services in the field of Drainage and Groundwater Resources Development:

  • Hydrometeorological studies;
  • Inventory of groundwater and surface water resources;
  • Geological, hydrological and geophysical surveys;
  • Test drilling, pumping tests, seepage and permeability studies and infiltration rate tests;
  • Analogue, digital and mathematical modelling of groundwater basin;
  • Identification of problem and preparation of development plan for drainage projects;
  • Environmental Impact studies;
  • Privatization of public sector tubewells and participatory groundwater management;
  • Mobilization, formation and strengthening of community tubewell farmers organizations;
  • Design of surface drainage systems (Urban drainage and drainage of agricultural lands);
  • Design of tubewells, fresh water wells, saline wells and scavenger wells;
  • Design of installation of tile drains, open drains and interceptor drains;
  • Design if infiltration galleries and Karezes/Kanats/Fallages;
  • Construction supervision of groundwater development and drainage projects;
  • Guidelines for operation, maintenance and monitoring studies of the constructed projects;
  • Disposal of saline effluent through drainage;
  • Impact evaluation studies

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. also offer complete and comprehensive soil and water quality studies for agricultural development in the field of Land and Water Resources which are briefly described as under:

  • Soil survey and air-photo interpretation;
  • Infiltration and hydraulic conductivity studies;
  • Soil classification;
  • Appraisal and interpretation of analytical data;
  • Land capability classification;
  • Crop suitability ratings in relation to soil conditions;
  • Preparation of reclamation programme for deteriorated soils;
  • Perception of the quantum of chemical amendments (gypsum) required to speed up; reclamation process for soils of different salinity and sodicity;
  • Water sampling and analyses of surface and groundwater for exploring the possibility of augmentation of canal supplies with tubewell water;
  • Suggesting water quality parameters and crop tolerance;
  • Preparation of groundwater quality maps indicating zones of useable, marginal and hazardous quality waters and help locate sites for tubewells for irrigation as well as drainage purposes.
Irrigation


NDC (Pvt.) Ltd have complete range of expertise in planning, design, construction supervision, quality control and operation and maintenance of the following works:

  • Barrages, Headworks and Canals and their appurtenant structures.
  • Distribution network of Irrigation systems.
  • Remodelling of Irrigation channels and related structures.
  • Sedimentation control studies.
  • Lining of canals, distributary channels and field water courses.
  • Crop water requirements.
  • Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM)
River Training & Flood Protection

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd provide services in consultancy sector from conception to completion of projects including feasibility studies, planning, designing, tender documentation, valuation, construction supervision and project management.

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd offer the following services in the field of river training and flood management:

  • Collection and collation of relevant data;
  • Filed investigation and survey to estimate parameters of interests, fill in the data gaps and pinpoint the areas requiring flood protection;
  • Carrying out frequency analysis studies to determine flood peaks and hydrographs for the selected level of protection;
  • Carrying out risk analysis studies to determine the optimum level of protection;
  • Studying various alternatives for mitigating flood losses by structural measures such as detention dams, diversion and dispersion structures, flood protection embankments and drains, and non-structural measures like watershed management, appropriate land use, flood warning systems etc;
  • Evaluation of technical and economic suitability for each alternative, and suggesting the most appropriate option;
  • Preparation of detailed designs, cost estimates, PC-I proformas and tender documents of the accepted alternatives;
  • Supervision of under construction projects;
  • Monitoring studies of the completed projects.

 

Environmental Engineering

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. have been rendering services to its Clients in all aspects of Water Engineering ranging from identification of sources of water supply, planning, design and construction supervision management and mitigation of various environmental concerns. These include transmission, storage, pumping, treatment, distribution of fresh water, sewerage and sewage treatment including pollution control measures. These may include:

  • Site Characterization/Baseline Data of Environmental Pollution
  • Ecological Investigations
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Initial Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Planning, Management
  • Resettlement Action Plan
  • Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring
  • Environmental  Compliance
  • Gender Considerations
  • Public Awareness Program
  • Health and Safety
  • Air and Noise Pollution Control

 The water supply schemes in residential colonies and industrial units engineered by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. involved abstraction of water from aquifers, water purification and treatment works, pumping stations, water carrying pipelines, surge analysis, pipe network analysis, leak detection, gamma-ray inspection, automatic control system till the commissioning of works.

The sewage treatment units in the housing schemes and industries planned and designed by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd.  included sewer  networks, trunk and interceptor sewers, sewage and industrial waste treatment, pumping station, screening, sedimentation, filtration and aeration etc.

Tunneling


NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. has extensive experience in geological investigations, planning, design and construction supervision of tunneling work and associated adits, shafts, crossovers and vents. Services rendered by NDC in this sector includes
  • Tunnel alignment Studies
  • Planning and design 
  • Risk assessment studies
  • Tender documentation
  • Construction supervision and management
  • Quality, environment and safety management
  • Construction risk assessment
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Repairing and strengthening design and implementation
  • Supervision of tunnel lining works

 


Hydraulic Structures

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. is one of the leading firms which has excellence in design of hydraulic structures, particularly headworks and barrages across rivers, which involve extensive physical modeling for establishing safety against scour, uplift pressures and also for locating the training works and flood protection works. NDC’s expertise in this sector includes but not limited to: 

  • Planning and layout of hydraulic structures
  • Surveys and Investigations
  • Hydraulic design studies of various types of structures such as head regulators; cross regulators; escape channels; culverts, etc
  • Structural and E&M design of various components
  • Flood routing studies
  • Hydraulic model studies
  • Computer model studies
  • Tender Documentation and Drawings
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Construction Drawings
  • Construction Planning
  • Construction Supervision
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Testing and Commissioning of Equipment
  • Rehabilitation of existing structures
  • O&M Manuals

 Pakpattan Canal 

 

Agriculture

NDC provide services in consultancy sector from conception to completion of projects including feasibility studies, planning, designing, tender documentation, valuation, construction supervision and project management.

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. are fully equipped to carry out the following services in the filed of agriculture, livestock and fisheries.

ONFARM WATER MANAGEMENT:
  • Collection and collation of relevant data
  • Field investigations and surveys to estimate parameters of interest and to fill in data gaps;
  • Design of watercourses;
  • Design for precision land leveling;
  • Design and installation of On-Farm drainage;
  • Preparation of cost estimates and PC-I proformas;
  • Feasibility studies;
  • Socio-economic studies;
  • Supervision services;
  • Baseline surveys;
  • Monitoring and evaluation studies;
  • Water budgets and crop water requirements;
  • Planning new and strengthening existing farmers water users associations;
  • Preparing training and research programmes;
  • Planning institutional development.
AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES:
  • Collection of data on agriculture, livestock and fisheries;
  • Evaluation of existing constraints;
  • Agro-climatic studies for crop water requirements;
  • Studies of non-water inputs for optimum development;
  • Formulation of integrated development plan;
  • Technical and economic feasibility;
  • Guidelines for implementation and operation of projects;
  • Socio-economic study of rural communities and their motivation to participate in the project activities;
  • Advisory services and training of personnel;
  • Monitoring and recommendations for improvement;
  • Feasibility of agro-based industries;
  • Feasibility and development of vegetable and fruit farms;
  • Month-wise farm operations schedules;
  • Procurement and distribution of improved seed, fertilizers and plant protection material, seasonal credit requirements, rate of mechanization in relation to farm sizes;
  • Recommendations for setting up farm inputs supply centers
Public Health

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. has vast experience of serving consultancy sector from planning to construction supervision of public health projects or public health related component of work under mega projects. Services offered by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. include: 

  • Planning and layout of schemes
  • Design of water supply and sewerage systems
  • Computer aided designs
  • Drinking water (purification)
  • Disposal of waste water
  • Waste water treatment
  • Design of related infrastructure including overhead and underground water storage tanks
  • Rehabilitation of existing water supply and sewerage schemes
  • Tendering and evaluation
  • Construction supervision
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Contract administration and management

 

Transportation

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. have expertise in all aspects of Road Engineering from initial transportation and planning studies to detailed design and construction supervision including overall project management of urban highways and rural low cost, labour intensive farm to market roads. In addition to design and construction supervision of several roads and bridges falling under many irrigation and drainage projects, 14 rural roads of Kohistan Development Authority were designed by NDC and their construction supervised.

The Post Flood Rehabilitation and Protection Project was also engineered by NDC. Under this Project portions of Jhang-Chiniot Road, Jhang Sargodha Road and Jhang-Shorkot Road were rehabilitated to international standards and Haro River Bridge, Sauj Nullah Bridge and Bunnuh Nullah Bridge were constructed.

The Managing Partner of NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. worked on the world famous Makkah- Jeddah-Madina (M-J-M) Expressway Part-I and Part-II in Saudi Arabia.
  • Planning Studies including route / alignment selection
  • Surveys and investigations
  • Design Criteria 
  • Detailed Design of roads, bridges and other related structures including preparation of Drawings
  • Design review
  • Cost Estimation
  • Specifications
  • Tendering and Evaluation
  • Construction Supervision
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Laboratory and Field Testing
  • Contract Management
  • Repair and rehabilitation of existing roads and structures 
Buildings


NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. provide to its Clients a full range of consultancy services for residential buildings and Urban Development from initial feasibility and cost studies stage through conceptual and detailed design, preparation of contract documents, tendering, and construction supervision and construction management. The works done by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. have architectural identity, safety against seismic conditions, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing, drainage, and telecommunication system and fire protection. Client's money is saved by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. by proper planning for internal and external electrification, water supply and sewage treatment.

  • Planning and Detailed Design
  • Structural and Architectural Drawings with 3D rendering
  • Cost Estimation
  • Specifications
  • Tendering and Evaluation
  • Construction Planning
  • Contract Management
  • Construction Supervision
  • Electrical and mechanical works
  • Plumbing and drainage
  • Telecommunication works
  • Procurement of service facilities
  • Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Testing Facilities
  • HVAC-Fire protection
  • Heating and air-conditioning
  • Low maintenance features
  • Green building concept
  • Repair and restoration of old structures

 

Management and Supervision


In order to carry the projects to their successful completion, the Project Managers and Resident Engineers of NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. start their activities with request for pre-qualification of firms and joint ventures and interested in bidding. Only those bidders are selected by the Client for pre-qualification who have competent manpower, adequate required machinery, sound financial position and have executed works of similar nature and magnitude in the past.

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. carefully prepares the tender drawings and contract documents and reviews these to minimize variations during construction. The "Engineer's Estimate" is prepared keeping in view the prevailing market rates for labour, material and machinery and unit rates of similar items at which contractors are working on other projects in the country. The bids submitted are scrutinized not only for arithmetical check but also for their workability. The bidders procedures, work plans and methodology for construction and proposals for quality assurance are critically examined and a candid recommendations made to the client for award of contract to the best evaluated bidder.

After the project is awarded a team of surveyors representing Client, NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. and the Contractor jointly observes the levels and other topographic features before the start of construction which forms the bench-mark data for certification of interim and final payments.
During the execution of the project, round the clock construction supervision is provided and quality control is ensured by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. The materials to be used during construction are properly tested according to international standards and the Electrical & Mechanical plants to be installed at works are carefully inspected.
To keep the Client informed of activities on the project, Contractor's progress is monitored and weekly progress reports submitted. Progress review meetings are 
arranged every month with Client and Contractor.
NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. sends the cash-flow forecasts in advance for benefit of the Client and the cost estimates are updated as the work advances on a project. The "As Built" drawings are prepared and handed over to the Client as soon as he takes over the completed project or a component of it. NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. fulfill their responsibility during the operation and maintenance period, which, as prescribed in the contract documents is generally one year after completion.
Assistance is rendered to the Client in settling the claims of the Contractor, if any, through negotiation and arbitration. NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. finalize all accounts for construction and issues completion certificates.
Finally the Completion report of the Project is drafted on the format prescribed by the Client or the financing agencies like IBRD, ADB etc. and handed over to the Client.
NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. stands with their clients, from the beginning to the end.


Surveys

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. provide a complete range of services in engineering surveys and mapping. NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. own modern survey equipment and vehicles with competent surveyors to conduct plane and geodetic survey, land boundary and cadastral survey, topographic survey, route survey for canals and highways, hydrographic surveys and pre/post construction surveys for all types of engineering works.

A good deal of contour surveys in hilly areas was conducted by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. for preparing feasibility report on Naltar Hydropower Project in the Northern areas of Pakistan and for the feasibility study of Recharge to Groundwater in Quetta Valley of Balochistan Province.

Topo-survey extended over an area of one hundred thousand acres was done for Thal Reservoir (Punjab) by one of the Partners of NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. as head of the survey team.

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. has established topographic network of the complete project area of Indus Tributaries High-Head Hydropower Complex Project of Khan Khwar and Alai Khwar in the Northern Hilly terrain for verification of the horizontal net so as to establish benchmarks, observe directions determine distances, complete data and complete the net as a whole.

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. use modern survey techniques including Total Station Survey Instruments, Global Positioning System (GPS) and Electronic Data Recording. NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. experts utilize computer based Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM) systems and are also experienced in the Auto CAD environment.

Topographic and hydraulic surveys of the irrigation barrages, flood protection works, highways, water supply lines executed by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. were carried out by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd.'s own survey teams.

Precision surveys of Pehur High Level Canal System have been done by GPS techniques.

Geotechnical Investigations

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. specialize in all aspects of geo-technical engineering and provide wide range of services in geological field mapping, open pit sampling, exploratory drilling and logging, in-situ and laboratory testing, soil classification, bearing capacity assessment, settlement prediction and foundation. 

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. have frequently been engaged as specialist consultants in difficult ground conditions, soil liquefaction and slope stability problems. 

Impervious barrier soils of Zindani group created problems for lining of Stage-II of Chashma Right Bank Irrigation Project (CRBIP) of WAPDA which were competently handled by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd.

Complete geo-technical investigations were carried out by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. through their own experts for all dams, bridges, hydraulic and other structures designed and executed by NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. during the last 39 years.

  • Reconnaissance and planning
  • Geological mapping
  • Open pit sampling
  • Exploratory drilling and logging
  • In-situ and laboratory testing
  • Bearing capacity assessment
  • Geotechnical reports including results, analysis and recommendations
  • Borehole scanning

 

Forestry and Rural












NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. provide services in consultancy sector from conception to completion of projects including feasibility studies, planning, designing, tender documentation, valuation, construction supervision and project management.

NDC (Pvt.) Ltd. offer the following services in the field of forestry:

  • Inventory through physical as well as GIS surveys.
  • Nursery practices in the farm, scrub and range lands.
  • Improved practices for all types of nurseries.
  • Management and formulation of plan for improvement of nurseries.
  • Organization workshops for extension training to foresters, trainers and farmers.
  • Development programme of adaptive nursery research priorities.
  • Assembling available information on the soils, ecology, use and biodiversity pattern.
  • Making proposals for project cost recovery scheme.
  • Designing and improving a comprehensive monitoring system.
  • Evolving an efficient Management Information System (MIS) to assist in implementation of the project.
  • Helping monitoring of project progress, impact and financial situation on a periodical basis.
  • Evaluating impact of the project on employment effects, income generation and social acceptability.
  • Development of social and institutional indication.
  • Carrying out an inventory of biodiversity in public sector plantation.
  • Conducting base line studies on physical and socio-economic conditions of the plantation.
  • Formulation of management plans for priority areas.
  • Study of management and organizational systems based on the environmentally and financially sustainable involvement of other sectors.
  • Implementation of a management and rehabilitation plan according to different agro-ecological zones.
 Plant Water Requirements:

  • Computation of Evapo-transpiration (ETo) values on the basis of available climatic data for various locations through the Modified Penman's Method.
  • Establishment of plant coefficient (ke) values according to the age and plant canopy.
  • Estimation of effective precipitation.
  • Computation of consumptive use (cu) values for individual and block plant basis.
  • Estimation of net and gross irrigation requirement and determination of field and conveyance efficiency.