Dr. Jim McGonigal


Jim was the National Regulator / Technical Author for fire safety of new buildings at the Building Standards Division (BSD), of the Scottish Government. Jim has an in depth understanding of the building regulatory system and has provided technical leadership and advice on the regulations and guidance to Scottish Ministers and local authority verifiers as well as helping in the development of national guidance to support the Fire (Scotland) Act. Jim recently completed his Doctorate, on ‘The unintended consequences of Improved Airtightness Levels on the Operation of Smoke Control Pressurization Systems in Tall Buildings’ and has published a number of papers and articles on particular aspects of fire engineering and presented on them at international conferences.


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