December 19, 2022
Expanding DeSimone’s Construction Consulting, Façade, and Cladding Services in the Region
Following a successful launch in London in May, DeSimone Consulting Engineering is announcing two new senior hires – further strengthening its operations in the UK. DeSimone is appointing Duncan Gray as Associate Director in the team’s Construction Consulting Services group and Dale Middleton as Senior Project Manager within the company’s UK Façade team.
Moving over from the large multinational professional services firm, Kroll, Duncan Gray brings over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, spending his career at the interface between the design engineering and field operations teams. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer and a Member of the Institutes of Structural Engineers. Duncan brings valuable skillsets to the London office’s construction consulting offering with his experience in forensic structural engineering, technical expert witness work, as well as delays analysis. He has worked on many significant projects, from design to project management and on-site supervision. His experience includes the new Google Headquarters in London, Cherry Park; a 1,600-unit residential project in London; and the Midland Metropolitan Hospital, a £400M ($490M) design-build hospital in Birmingham, among many others.
Dale Middleton will assist with the growth of DeSimone’s façade engineering operations within the UK with the backing of DeSimone’s already strong Façade Consulting arm, which operates globally. He brings over 12 years of experience in engineering, testing, estimating, and field experience in existing and new building façade systems. He previously worked as a design manager at a façade specialist contractor, where he contributed to successful projects such as No. 7&8 Wellington Place in Leeds, Hotel La Tour in Milton Keynes, and HCA Birmingham Hospital. Dale is looking to cement DeSimone as the go-to façade consultants for not only new-build facades but also re-cladding projects in the wake of the new Fire Safety Regulations and Building Safety Act impacting façade design.