Tom Sagris, Group Principal

Tom Sagris is the Founder and Principal of Design Confidence and has been based in Dubai, for over 13 years. Tom Sagris has in excess of 25 years’ industry experience, having worked on developments within Australia, United Kingdom, the Middle East, Africa and India. He has an unprecedented understanding of international best practise and respect for local practises which underscore his ability to execute the specialist services provided by Design Confidence.

Luke Sheehy, Principal

Luke Sheehy is the Principal of Design Confidence (Sydney) and has experience in the building regulations industry for over 13 years. Having worked within Australia and the United Arab Emirates, Luke has developed an in-depth knowledge of both Local and International Building Codes having worked on complex and difficult projects throughout Australia and the MENA Region. He has extensive experience in identifying and the implementation of performance based solutions for large-scale developments. Luke has considerable experience in assessing, co-ordinating and facilitating large residential, commercial and industrial projects that require negotiations with local authorities.

Aaron Mc Daid, Principal -Middle East Leader

Aaron Mc Daid is the Principal – Middle East Leader of Design Confidence’s Dubai office and is part of the senior leadership team. Aaron has a Master’s degree and honours degree in Fire Safety Engineering and has published several scientific papers in the field of fire safety. He has guest lecturer in fire engineering at several universities around the world and is passionate about improving the current understanding of fire safety science. An accomplished problem solver, Aaron brings strong technical skills and enthusiasm to project teams to deliver coordinated solutions.

Anam Asad – Principal

Anam Asad is one of the team leaders of Design Confidence’s Dubai office. As a Principal, he works with the fire engineering team and performs team activities, deliverables, and technical support for the team on a day-to-day basis. Anam has extensive knowledge in designing fire strategies for various types of buildings in all the design stages using prescriptive or performance or risk-based design. Anam has a Master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Engineering and has gained experience from several countries which use different prescriptive codes.