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Gary Strong, Global Director of Building Standards, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Gary Strong.jpgQualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Building Engineer, and has practised as a surveyor, building engineer, expert witness and arbitrator for 39 years. Has spent most of his career as a building surveyor, investigating fires, inspecting refurbishing and rebuilding post-fire, and building pathology incorporating latest best practice. Is particularly experienced in managing fire safety in buildings, and upgrading/refurbishing to modern codes.

Currently responsible for developing international standards and guidance for RICS professionals globally in 137 countries and post Grenfell Tower is leading the RICS fire advisory group advising government; is a member of the UK Construction Industry Council Expert Panel, and the govt IRG Competence Steering Group. Gary is also Chair of the UN backed International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, Chair of the CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Fire & Life Safety Committee and an adviser to the RMIT University, Melbourne fire engineering group.