Dr Lamont has worked in the fire protection industry for 15+ years in the UK, US and Middle East. She is a chartered engineer and professional member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). Her Doctorate research looked at the response of steel frame structures in real fires. Since joining Arup she has worked on a diverse range of projects from large assembly buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping malls and offices to masterplans and transport hubs. Her role on many projects is to guide the developer/owner through fire safety design, testing and commissioning to occupation and fire safety management of the completed building. She is currently the technical skills leader of the fire engineering team for Arup in the Middle East. She works closely with her clients and the local authorities in the Gulf to maintain a high level of fire safety in new and existing buildings. In addition to leading the development of the fire risk assessment tool for existing buildings with combustible facades, the topic of her presentation, Susan is currently working on delivery of Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building and Dubai Creek Harbour Retail District.