Newcastle-based Alan J Smith Partnership has opened an office in Perugia, Italy. The office is headed by Rodney Bowhay.
Hunt Thompson Associates, in London NW1, has incorporated, and the partners have transferred to hta Architects as directors. Edward Burd has retired but continues as a consultant to the practice.
Simon Kaemena has joined Sussex-based consulting engineer Tully De'Ath.
Lacey Hickie Caley has appointed three new associate directors, John Baulch and Rob Bramhall in Exeter and Nigel Blackman in Plymouth.
dca-b Consultants has moved to 1-3 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ, tel 0171 689 5660, e-mail: email@example.com
New consultancy Environmental Services, has been set up to provide environmental solutions to the property industry. esl's managing director is John Farley and the company is based at Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly CF83 3ED, tel 01222 862943.
Engineer Waterman Gore has taken over Knutsford-based McKenna Design Associates. Paul McKenna has become regional director of Waterman Gore's Manchester office.
fedra, the fire-consultancy group of Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, has set up a London fire-safety engineering group, led by Gerard Sheridan.
Ten people have been promoted to directors with construction consultancy mda Group: Michael Charley, Len Coghill, Kevin Heaton, Stephen Jones, Rob Kennedy, Toni Miziolek, John Smith, Ian Stewart, Simon Tonge and Christopher Wall. And seven have become associate directors: David Clark, Matthew Cribb, Della Hughes, Paul Mansell, James Morris, Andrew Neville-Rolfe and Matthew Voyce.