17 September 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Andy Dean

Head of Facades
WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
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 weather-tightness 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.
With long-standing association with the CIOB, Andy is an MCIOB and an experienced interview panel chairman for the Professional Review interview.
He is a Fellow of the CIBSE Society of Facade Engineers and an active committee member and chair within the Middle East Chapter of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).
Specialties: FACADE TECHNOLOGY: mainly testing and failure investigation. Laboratory development and management.
FIRE: testing business management, business development, marketing, government liaison, certification.
PROJECT DELIVERY: strategic management and technical support. A particular focus is non-standard or problematic projects.

Projects worked on:

Sharjah Avenue and Bulgari Hotel & Residences

11:35 AM Panel debate: How the Internet of Things is disrupting facade monitoring

  • Tech disruption in smart buildings: Data collection on IoT-enabled sensors
  • Edge detection for identifying cracks on building facades and roofs


3:10 PM Safety and materials: Safety aspects of glass balustrades

  • Complex curved facade: Selecting the right materials to deliver excellent results
  • Benefits of glass facade construction: Reliable, structural and thermal performance

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Andy.

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