Dean McGrail

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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,…

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City Representative, Dubai (2012 – 2018)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Middle East 2018)


01 October 2005

Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dean McGrail, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.

Consequent to the World Trade Center (WTC) tragedy, research into the safety of tall buildings has been concentrated almost exclusively on the improvement of structural...


10 October 2004

Dean Kevin McGrail & Simon Francis Lay, WSP Fire Engineering; W.K. Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

This paper addresses the fire engineered design of the means of escape provisions from the residential areas of the New Landmark Beetham Tower in the...


29 July 2004

Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Dean McGrail, WSP Fire Engineering; Wan-Ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity

This paper, in reviewing fire safety provisions and fire safety engineering approaches in the context of Hong Kong, proposes the 'skybridge' concept as a way...