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Aaron F. Vanney

VP, UAE Operations | Rolf Jensen & Associates

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Aaron F. Vanney, P.E., LEED® AP is an Operations Manager for JENSEN HUGHES located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Vanney specializes in international projects including mixed use high-rise buildings, casinos, and convention centers. He has focused his project work in code consulting, developing building fire and life safety strategies and performance-based design.

Since joining JENSEN HUGHES, Mr. Vanney has participated in the design of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building. He has lead teams in the commissioning of the newly developed casinos in Macau and has managed a number of super-tall building projects. Mr. Vanney has participated in projects throughout the world and is familiar with fire and life safety regulations in the United States, China, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, South Korea, Macau, and Hong Kong.

He has been involved in the design of a sustainable mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi where unique solutions are necessary to meet the sustainable goals. Mr. Vanney has successfully integrated performance-based strategies that allow for increased natural ventilation and lighting while maintaining a high level of fire protection.

Mr. Vanney has participated in international conferences throughout the world including the United States, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and New Zealand. He has published articles on super-tall building design and emergency response planning. Mr. Vanney has presented papers on fire safety strategy development, elevator assisted evacuation, and third-party system commissioning.

Company Profile

Jensen Hughes
We are a leading provider of specialty engineering services to the built environment and the global market leader in fire protection engineering, fire code consulting and risk informed analysis services industry. Our engineers, consultants and scientists develop and deliver innovative and cost effective solutions to a global client base involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, security systems design and consulting, probabilistic risk assessments, forensic engineering, fire research, risk-informed applications and development and testing, and commissioning services. Operating from offices throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES consulting teams participate on projects around the globe. For more information, visit