Tom Sagris, 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.

Paul Schwarz, Principal

Paul Schwarz is a Principal of Design Confidence and is an experienced acoustics, noise and vibration design consultant with approximately eighteen years’ experience working in this field, and with sixteen years residing in the Middle East. In that time, he has gained an extensive understanding of designing, monitoring, assessing and controlling acoustics, noise and vibration affecting commercial, residential, private, governmental and public property. His experience also includes writing and reviewing detailed technical reports as part of wider environmental and architectural studies.

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.