2020 CW Power 100: Ramboll's Richard Beard claims 44th spot

Richard Beard is responsible for Ramboll’s largest business unit with 4,500 employees and a turnover of $508m

Richard Beard, Managing Director – Buildings, and Middle East & Asia Pacific, Ramboll
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Richard Beard, Managing Director – Buildings, and Middle East & Asia Pacific, Ramboll

Richard Beard – who was appointed as the managing director for Ramboll’s global buildings portfolio in addition to his role as managing director for the Middle East & Asia Pacific region in 2019 – is responsible for Ramboll’s largest business unit and market with 4,500 employees and a turnover of $508m (AED1.865bn).

In December 2019, Ramboll Group acquired two significant players in the building landscape - Henning Larsen, which shares a common vision to create sustainable cities and buildings that answer the global challenges; and Web Structures, which strengthens Ramboll Group’s existing high-rise, luxury resorts, and high-end residential buildings portfolio in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region.

Ramboll is providing full engineering design services for the new high-rise, mixed-use project – the Emaar Downtown Plot 27 tower – which is located on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard within walking distance of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera House, and Dubai Mall.

Once constructed, the tower will comprise of approximately 440 residential units, as well as amenities such as swimming pools, changing rooms, gymnasiums, and mixed-purpose rooms along with a retail outlet and a car park with more than 500 spaces for both resident parking and additional parking to accommodate the adjacent Forte Hotel & Residences.

Ramboll’s services include structural, civil, geotechnical engineering, MEP, AV, IT, fire & life safety, acoustics, façade design & BMU, as well as waste management.

The firm was appointed by RSP to deliver multi-disciplinary services for the Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi.

In addition, Ramboll also provided lead consultancy and design, supervision, and management services over three years on Phase 1 of the Makers District working alongside international architects BIG and MVRDV.

The 18ha mixed-use development is designed as a waterfront community that cultivates creativity through residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space, with over 1,000 residential units, 11,000m2 of commercial and retail space, and a construction value of $544.5m (AED2bn). Phase 1 is scheduled for completion in mid-2023.

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