- Construction Economist
- Senior Principal, Lead Economist, and Chief Estimator for Vermeulens
- Developer of The Value Process™ & Total Benefit Analysis™
- Author of Green at No Cost: A Built Environment for a Healthy Planet
Richard has developed industry-leading standards for estimating and data-basing complex construction projects throughout North America.
In addition to consulting for thousands of major projects, Richard has designed and built residential and commercial projects, from hammering nails to hound-dogging bureaucracies. He has traveled extensively, always with an awareness of how cities do and don’t work.
He and his wife Angela live in Santa Barbara, California, and Georgian Bay, Ontario.