Gary Strong

RICS, Global Building Standards Director | London, United Kingdom


Gary Strong is a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Building Engineer. He has practiced as a surveyor, building engineer, expert witness and arbitrator for 40+ years. He is a RICS leader on technical surveying, particularly building surveying and fire; leading the RICS fire group advising government and member of the Construction Industry Council Expert Panel. Gary chairs the UN-backed International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, launched at United Nations in Geneva 9th July 2018 aiming to bring global consistency and improvements in fire safety. He chairs the CTBUH Fire & Life Safety Committee (formerly known as the Fire Performance of Facades committee), and is a Jury member of the Fire & Risk Engineering Jury.

CTBUH Designated Expert


Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades, Chair (2017 – Present)

Fire & Life Safety Committee, Chair (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)

Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury (2020; 2021)