Our History

Early years 1996

Founded by Eileen van Greunen in early 1996, Specifying Techniques was first called Specifying Dynamics.

The business ran from a spare room in Eileen's family home.

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Early years 1997

Founded by Eileen van Greunen in early 1997, Specifying Techniques was established  with the mission of becoming a technical resource for Built Environment organisations.

To this day, Specifying Techniques carries Eileen's vision of expertise, excellence and accuracy as both our founding principals and daily compass.



Expansion to Kwazulu Natal and the Free State.


Offices were established in two of the busiest cities in South Africa, Durban and Bloemfontein. Cape Town and Port Elizabeth followed shortly after in 2001.


Our African Footprint.


In 2013 we established a permanent presence in Windhoek to cover Namibia.


Consulting commenced in Mozambique, the same year Eileen and Philip van Greunen climbed Everest for charity, with consulting in Botswana following in 2016.

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Construction of our first owned and operated fully commercial building starts in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Eileen can be seen here showing off the scale of the project.


The Specifying Techniques building progresses towards completion