RED is all about design


RED is all about design

Our companies are structured to maximise the amount of time our directors spend designing, and to encourage our graduates to introduce fresh thinking, to boost the sharing of successful innovations throughout the organisation.

The result is an 'innovation machine' which frequently achieves practical, step change improvements and which, in several fields, has a strong claim to be a world-leader.

The key aspects of our design service are:

Design innovation and concept development

The heart of our engineering expertise, consistently delivering on client demands for measurable continuous improvement and practical innovations. Our design engineers include some of the best in the world. They invent, develop and apply, adding value at every stage.

Global Design Centre

Our Global Design Centre takes the work of our concept designers and tests it, benchmarks it and produces software models, data and engineering calculations and drawings at a far higher speed than traditional models allow, rapidly turning concepts into functional engineering.

Design consultancy and support

The experience and resources of our designers enables us to fulfil, to a superb standard, a range of associated services, including project and portfolio appraisals, energy and environmental impact studies, LEED AP services and value engineering.

Production issues / coping with change

The strength of our Global Design is such that we are able to recalculate and produce new drawings at great speed, e.g., for the Yas Hotel, over 1300 drawings in just 12 weeks. Again, project managers frequently find such a service invaluable. We have a great many systems which monitor our progress, enabling us to report accurately on that progress and deliver on time.


  • Site infrastructure
  • Infrastructure design and planning
  • Sustainable design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Public health engineering
  • Co-ordination
  • Builderswork
  • Site appraisal
  • Project appraisal
  • Portfolio appraisal
  • Due diligence
  • Risk appraisal
  • Employer's requirements
  • Energy studies
  • Environmental impact
  • Value engineering
  • Maintenance planning
  • Whole life evaluation
  • Carbon consultancy
  • LEED AP services
  • Peer review
  • Fire engineering
  • Lighting
  • Vertical transportation
  • Information technology