Vinay Deshpande is a mechanical engineer based in Dubai. He has 33 years of building systems engineering experience, 28 years of which have been in the fire protection systems industry. For the last 21 years, he has worked in various roles on many signature developments in the Middle East. His most recent prestigious projects include work on The Royal Atlantis and Santiago Calatrava’s The Tower in Dubai Creek Harbor.

Vinay is an experienced design engineer with a thorough knowledge of both Regional codes, NFPA codes and British Standards and develops fire protection systems designs which are buildable, practical and cost effective. He is actively involved in assisting design teams in finalizing fire strategies for developments, assisting with code compliance and authority approval issues. Vinay's vast practical knowledge gained in the fire protection sector has helped many projects rationalizing the system design that are efficient and effective.