Expert Profile:


Andy Dean

BSc (Hons), MCIOB, FSFE, Head of Facades – WSP Middle East

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Area of Expertise:

  • Façade technology
  • Design and evaluation of systems
  • Behaviour of systems and materials in fire scenarios
  • Performance of façade systems in the Middle Eastern environmental conditions
  • Failure investigations and remedial solutions






Presentations Given At SDiB Conferences:


Andy has over 25 years of experience in the field of Building and Construction, ranging from structural testing within the nuclear industry to fire testing. Having established the Dubai Cladding Technology Centre and Laboratory, and operated it for 10 years, he has particular knowledge of heavy structures testing and weathertightness testing of cladding, curtain walling and building envelope systems.

He has carried out many consultancy projects as a third-party specialist in the field of building envelope technology.

Andy has a long-standing association with the CIOB.  He is currently the Chairman of the Dubai and Northern Emirates Center and he is also an experienced candidate mentor. 

He continues to provide input into the UAE code and is a regular speaker at industry technical seminars such as this one.

Company Profile

WSP are one of the world’s leading professional services consulting firms, with 32,000 staff, based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries.

We provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources.

With 1,450 people in the Middle East, we are involved in many high profile projects including the Dubai Mall Expansion, Dubai; Orbital highway Contract 1, Qatar; Makkah Public Transport Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Doha Metro, Qatar; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Phase 1, Dubai; Qatar Rail Strategic Program Management, Qatar; Rabigh PP2, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; New York University, Abu Dhabi; Al Mutlaa Housing Project, Kuwait; Seventh Heaven at Al Barari, Dubai and Al Wakrah Bypass Road, Qatar.

In 2014 we won the Construction Week’s Consultancy of the Year award and in 2015 we were named 12th best company to work for in the UAE by the Great Places to Work Institute.