Jensen Hughes and Randal Brown & Associates (RBA) Engineering in Toronto have reached a merger agreement. According to the companies, the merger will further enhance the position of the organizations as a global leader in providing specialty engineering and consulting services in numerous vertical markets, including corporate real estate, education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, industrial, power, and transportation.

“The combination of the two companies represents a new force in lifecycle consultancy services for clients all over the world,” said Phil Roger, Jensen Hughes CEO. “In order for our practice to continue the growth cycle we've been experiencing, we needed to add the skilled and complementary services to fulfill the requirements that our clients are seeking. RBA provides Jensen Hughes with a strong presence in the Canadian market as well as staff with vast experience and widespread technical expertise."

As one of the largest providers of specialty engineering consulting services, with combined revenues approaching $120 million and 500 employees, the Jensen Hughes/RBA merger will expand the global resources available to provide risk analysis, system design, code consulting, commissioning, research, testing, and project management solutions that encompass fire protection, life safety, security, and related disciplines.

"This merger is mutually beneficial for Jensen Hughes and RBA," said Randal Brown, president and CEO of RBA. "The completion of this merger is a significant step forward and enables us to execute on our long-term vision of providing increased value to our clients."