John Noone

Associate, Arup Gulf Ltd.


John is an Associate at Arup and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Fire Engineering and is currently based in Arup’s Dubai Office. John has gained a wide range of experience in fire engineering in Ireland, UK, Continental Europe, Russia, Africa and Middle East.

He specialises in fire safety design, on-site implementation and handover of transportation, residential, commercial, industrial and assembly buildings.
John lectures part time at Trinity College Dublin on the fundamentals of fire safety science and fire dynamics. A regular speaker on fire engineering at conferences and seminars he has applied his engineering knowledge of fire safety to a diverse portfolio ranging from heritage protected structures to large and complex projects.

All his work is presented to clients and authorities for approval and includes business protection policies, negotiations with local authorities, insurers, and other stakeholders.

Company Profile

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Throughout the world we aim to provide a consistently excellent multidisciplinary service, which also incorporates our concern for the environment. Formed in 1946, the firm now has 11,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants working in 90 offices in 38 countries and our projects have taken us to more than 160 countries.

Arup has been working in the Middle East since the early 1970s. We are registered in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates with offices in Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We work with public authorities, local developers, major multinational clients, as well as some of the world's most influential architects to deliver creative and high value technical solutions.

Our fire engineering practice adopts a unique combination of design and technical expertise which means Arup offers an understanding of fire science, human behaviour and risk, each fundamental to the design of major infrastructure and building projects such as high rise, sport stadia, airports, rail and tunnels. With dedicated fire safety experts in over 30 offices worldwide, the team is experienced at working with country-specific codes and local authority approval processes.