Expert Profile:


David Mills

MSc, MCIOB, Head of Forster Profiles Middle East

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Area of Expertise:

  • Fire, ballistic & blast resistant glazing systems.
  • Fire testing to BS-476, EN-1363, EN-1643, UL263, UL9, UL10B, UL10C, ASTM-E119, NFPA-252 & NFPA 257.
  • Working to local and international fire and safety codes, such as NFPA 101 & local GCC Fire & Life Safety Codes.







David has over 21 years global construction & fa├žade industry experience, working on projects throughout Europe, the Middle East and South Asia.  Throughout most of his career, David has been involved in the design and technical development of safety and security facades and fenestration, with a focus on anti-ligature, acoustic, fire, smoke, ballistic, blast and manual attack resistant glazing systems.

In the Middle East region, David and his team have worked on many major landmark projects, and this portfolio includes the developed of bespoke project specific fire resistant facades systems, which are now being installed on the new Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Company Profile

Since 1874, Forster has developed and produced the highest quality profile systems, which are used in a wide variety of passive fire protection applications.  All Forster systems are certified to the highest international standards (BS, EN, NFPA, ASTM, UL) and come complete with local Middle East Civil Defence approvals.  From our local Dubai office, Forster can service the entire Middle East region.

Our range includes;

  • fire rated doors, windows and curtain walls in mild steel
  • fire rated doors, windows and curtain walls in stainless steel
  • doors and windows with thermal breaks
  • doors and windows without thermal breaks
  • smoke-proof doors and partitions
  • safety doors and windows (burglar proof, bullet proof)
  • bespoke fenestration