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Meet RED's Sustainability & MEP Design Expert, Iain MacDougall

02 Jan 2024

5 minutes to read

Meet Iain, a chartered engineer with over 25 years of expertise in Sustainability and MEP Design across a diverse range of projects.

From Hospitality and Commercial Office spaces to Healthcare, Education, Retail, Residential, Aviation, and Data Centre projects, Iain has been a driving force behind groundbreaking sustainable designs.

In his extensive career, Iain has pioneered sustainable approaches, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and materials to construct environmentally friendly buildings ranging from modest structures to skyscrapers exceeding 100 floors.

Yet, beyond the technical achievements, Iain finds the true essence of project delivery lies in collaboration. He values the relationships cultivated with Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Sustainability Engineers, Clients, and Developers. Many of these connections have blossomed into lasting friendships.

Reflecting on technical challenges, Iain cites standout projects like Spitalfields Market in London, Dubai Festival City, The Gate Village in DIFC, Central Park in DIFC, and Dubai Expo 2020 with its focus on Sustainability, Mobility, Opportunity, and Al Wasl Plaza. Notably, any project involving citizenM hotels holds a special place in Iain's portfolio, showcasing a passion for innovation and sustainable practices in every endeavor.


(Stock images used for illustration purposes, not project-specific visuals).

"RED's relationships with Tractebel & ENGIE have only enhanced our desire to explore the increasingly complex solutions required to meet client needs in a sustainable way." Iain Macdougall

This commitment to innovation and sustainability is reflected in Iain's diverse project portfolio, where every endeavor is a testament to RED's pursuit of excellence and its dedication to pushing the boundaries of engineering design.

As Iain Macdougall reflects on the trajectory from RED's early days to its present state of remarkable success, the journey stands as a testament to resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment to sustainability. Anchored by meaningful collaborations and a hunger for intricate solutions, RED, under Iain's leadership, continues to shape the future of engineering design, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

As we embark on the next phase of groundbreaking projects, the spirit of exploration and dedication to sustainable excellence remain at the heart of RED's ethos, propelling the company toward new heights and reaffirming its standing as an industry leader.

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