Vinay Deshpande has over 32 years of building systems engineering experience, 27 years of which have been in the fire protection industry. He started his fire protection engineering career in India before shifting to the Middle East. He is working in the Middle East from last 20 years. Vinay Deshpande is an experienced design engineer with a deep knowledge of both NFPA and British Standards as well as the local codes in the region and is able to develop fire protection designs, which are both practical and cost-effective. He is currently heading a fire engineering team at DEC Dynamic Engineering Consultants, Dubai, UAE and is involved in some prestigious projects like Dubai Parks and Resorts, La Mer, Dubai Creek Harbor Tower by Calatrava, The Royal Atlantis, etc.