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Young named alternative delivery market chief

By Adam Freill   


Experienced veteran to manage JLR design and construction projects delivered through design-build, integrated project delivery and public private partnerships.

Duncan Young. (Photo courtesy of J.L. Richards & Associates Limited)

Duncan Young has been named alternative delivery market chief at J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR). He will be responsible for the development and management of design and construction projects delivered through alternative delivery contract models such as design-build, integrated project delivery, and public private partnerships.

Young’s passion for engineering traces back to an eighth-grade experience when he participated in a toothpick bridge-building competition. This initial exposure to construction and engineering eventually led to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a focus in structures and a master’s degree in construction management. What excites Duncan the most is seeing projects start from an idea to be completely built.

“I have always had a passion for large-scale and complex projects. The Alternative Delivery Market provides an opportunity to work on some of the most challenging projects undertaken by JLR,” says Young. “JLR has a strong tradition of completing projects in this area and I am looking forward to building on that tradition in my new role.”

Detailed oriented, JLR says that Young is client focused, and a strong leader. With 16 years of experience, he possesses a solid foundation and extensive knowledge in the design and construction of buildings and structures, with expertise that extends to public infrastructure, institutional research facilities, industrial expansions, studies, condition assessments, as well as complex renovations of existing facilities. These projects have been delivered under multiple contract types.


“Duncan is a strong leader who has an ability to successfully lead important complex projects in a fastpaced environment and produce excellent results,” says Saverio Parrotta, president and CEO at JLR. “Duncan’s experience in management of and efficient delivery alternative delivery model type projects equips him to take on the challenges of this new role and to lead the firm’s growth in the alternative delivery market.”




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