WJE Opens New Offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

January 19, 2017
WJE is pleased to announce the opening of Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The firm's new presence in the UAE will be led by Managing Director Gilles Vandevoorde, who most recently served as the General Manager and founder of the Building Sciences Group at Intertek Global Ltd. in the Middle East.

While WJE has been serving clients around the world for more than sixty years, this expansion marks the company's first formal office openings outside the United States. "This is an important milestone in our company's history," explained WJE President and Chief Executive William Nugent. "We will continue to seek opportunities to expand around the world as our clients' needs dictate and where appropriate for our business."

WJE has been engaged for building enclosure consulting for several significant projects in Abu Dhabi, including Al Maryah Central. In addition, the firm is providing glass consulting at Opus Tower in Dubai.

"Construction is thriving here in the UAE," said Vandevoorde. "Our growing base of clients in the Middle East should benefit greatly from our local presence and capabilities to help them avoid problems and solve their most complex challenges."

Dan Lemieux, a principal and director in WJE's International Operations group, will work closely with Vandevoorde and Senior Consultant Jules Obcena in providing WJE's services from the new locations:

Wiss Janney Elstner DMCC
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Gold Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box: 340505
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
T. +971 54 421 20 10

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Engineers, Architects, Materials Scientists, LLC
Al Arjan Building
Defense Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
T. +971 50 793 48 04


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