Hi there, DSSR, Building magazine here.
This is a column that gives companies that get little coverage in the magazine the chance to explain who they are. Questions follow:

What do you specialise in?
>> DSSR is one of the UK's largest building services consultants with more than 200 staff, handling design, specification and post-contract control of M&E, public health and lift engineering systems.

When was DSSR formed?
>> The practice was set up in 1945 and remains an unlimited equity partnership. It was started in Glasgow and now also has offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Harrogate and Aberdeen.

How big is the business?
>> Fee income for the year ending March 2003 was, subject to final auditing, £11.3m.

Who are the company's major clients?
>> Recent clients have included BAA, Canary Wharf, and NHS Estates and major PFI contractors.

What makes DSSR unique?
>> Quality of staff, retained experience with an enviable staff retention record in all offices, positive team working attitude and extensive high-profile projects both in the UK and overseas.