Dean has been a member of the CTBUH since 2002 and was invited to represent CTBUH in the UAE in 2012. As a part of his role, he organizes events to ensure CTBUH connects industry experts in the Middle East to disseminate multi-disciplinary information and the latest knowledge on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments to the UAE Property & Buildings community.
Dean is currently a Director at global consultancy WSP l Parsons Brinckerhoff, having spent ten years with the business in the Middle East and 3 years in Asia (Hong Kong & Shanghai). In his current role as Director – Property & Buildings he leads the property and buildings business unit for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the Middle East, overseeing +550 people in a wide range of disciplines including building services, building structures, architect of record, façade engineering, IT/comms, audio visual, security consulting, vertical transportation, fire & life safety and integrated project delivery.
He also sits on the Leadership Team for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the Middle East and is involved in the development and execution of the regional strategy.
Prior to his current role Dean was an internationally recognized fire & life safety consultant having worked on some of the most prestigious projects in the Middle East, Asia and internationally including Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi; Kingdom Tower Concept Design, Saudi Arabia; Tameer Towers, Abu Dhabi; and Manchester Commonwealth Stadium, Manchester, UK. He also has a wealth of experience in the design of retail malls, landmark high-rise buildings, stadium, exhibitions, transport, cruise ships, courts complexes and mixed use developments. In addition to projects Dean has also published a number of papers, presented at international conferences and lectured at Universities in Dubai and Hong Kong.
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Oct 2005 –
Journal of Applied Fire Science Vol 13 Issue II
Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dean McGrail, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
Oct 2004 –
CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference
Dean Kevin McGrail & Simon Francis Lay, WSP Fire Engineering; W.K. Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Jul 2004 –
Shenyang-Hong Kong Joint Symposium on ‘Healthy Building in Urban Environments' 2004
Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Dean McGrail, WSP Fire Engineering; Wan-Ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity
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