Andy Dean

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


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 Facade Technology Centre and Laboratory in 1997, 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; and business in the Middle East. Andy is an Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, Fellow of the Society of Façade Engineers (CIBSE) and member of the Glass and Glazing Federation; holding committee positions in the local chapters of these organisations. He continues to provide input into the UAE code and is a regular speaker at industry technical seminars.