Gary Strong

Height and Data Committee Member

RICS, Global Building Standards Director / Fire & Building Safety Head | London, United Kingdom


Gary Strong is a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Building Engineer, practiced as a surveyor, building engineer, expert witness and arbitrator for more than 40 years.

He is a RICS leader on technical surveying, particularly building surveying as related to fire. He leads the RICS fire group, advising government and members of the Construction Industry Council Expert Panel. Strong also chairs the UN-backed International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, launched at the United Nations in Geneva on 9 July 2018, aiming to bring global consistency and improvements in fire safety. He is the chair of the CTBUH Fire Performance of Façades Working Group and the Fire & Life Safety Committee.

Gary Strong

CTBUH Designated Expert


Height and Data Committee, Member (2024 – Present)

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)

20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

18 October 2018

Fire Performance of Façades Working Group Meets During Conference

The Fire Performance of Façades Working Group formed a breakout session during the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, clarifying the focus of the group's mission.

29 October 2017

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney

One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.