David is a Principal with Arup, where he specializes in the fire safety of mass timber buildings. For over 25 years David has assisted with the growth, development and enabling of timber construction, including fire testing, developing new timber technologies, authoring fire safety design guides, changing building codes and standards, working with timber product suppliers and completing fire safety solutions for low, mid-rise, and high-rise timber buildings. David leads a global team within Arup that works with researchers, suppliers, approval agencies, architects and developers to achieve fire safe construction of sustainable timber structures. David’s mass timber experience is international, having delivered projects in over ten countries. He is currently working with project teams on mass timber buildings located throughout the US and internationally.