Dr. Susan Lamont

Associate Director - Arup Gulf Ltd.


Dr. Lamont has worked in the fire protection industry for 13 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 wherever possible to fire safety management of the completed building.  She is currently 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.

Current and past projects in the UAE include the fire strategy for Dubai Mall, masterplan fire strategy for Masdar, fire strategy for ALDAR HQ and fire safety inspections for handover of Capital Gate at ADNEC.

Company Profile

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Throughout the world we aim to provide a consistently excellent multidisciplinary service, which also incorporates our concern for the environment. Formed in 1946, the firm now has 11,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants working in 90 offices in 38 countries and our projects have taken us to more than 160 countries.

Arup has been working in the Middle East since the early 1970s. We are registered in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates with offices in Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We work with public authorities, local developers, major multinational clients, as well as some of the world's most influential architects to deliver creative and high value technical solutions.

Our fire engineering practice adopts a unique combination of design and technical expertise which means Arup offers an understanding of fire science, human behaviour and risk, each fundamental to the design of major infrastructure and building projects such as high rise, sport stadia, airports, rail and tunnels. With dedicated fire safety experts in over 30 offices worldwide, the team is experienced at working with country-specific codes and local authority approval processes.