RMJM Dubai appoints Raymond Crane as Managing Director of Engineering

October 27, 2009 1:26 pm

Raymond Crane has worked on major building projects around the world with particular experience in tall structures and those with a major urban impact. His periods living and working in New York, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Asia have given him an appreciation of the benefits of diversity, looking beyond conventional boundaries and developing new project delivery methods.

Raymond joins RMJM from the Abu Dhabi office of Arup where he played a lead role in the structure of landmark projects such as the Dubai Towers in Dubai, Kingdom Center in Riyadh, the Al Mashtal Development in Abu Dhabi, and now with RMJM, the ADNEC Capital Gate project in Abu Dhabi.

RMJM Dubai’s engineering team boasts nearly four decades of hands-on experience and an unrivalled portfolio of iconic projects. The local office now employs over 170 highly skilled professionals in structural, mechanical and electrical disciplines and specialist services in advanced geometric analysis, environmental engineering, and a unique integrated project delivery strategy.

Raymond’s appointment into the practice will bring his unprecedented local and international experience to the regional office; further adding to the wealth of specialists RMJM Dubai have invested so heavily in over the past few years. His focus will be to encourage the team to push the limits of design, and develop a more culturally diverse workforce to match the needs of clients across the region.

Raymond Crane comments:

“I am delighted to have joined RMJM Dubai, at such a crucial stage in the development of their engineering capa bilities. Whilst RMJM Engineering has enjoyed some great successes in the past few years, I am keen to take the local office and global studio to the next level and look forward to working with architects and designers alike to provide a full complement of services to our clients at the high standards RMJM are prized for.”

Raymond will introduce a new Project Delivery Model to the team, aimed at ensuring a greater integration between design and delivery. For RMJM, an integrated approach between all aspects of project management provides the framework for the seamless integration of their services and provides a unique one-stop-shop strategy to their clients. Experience has also shown RMJM that collaboration between architects and engineers from the earliest conceptual stage is key to the successful delivery of world-class structures.