AESG Becomes One of the First International Fire and Life Safety Consultants to be Certified by Saudi Civil Defense


The firm will work to ensure Saudi developers comply with the new Saudi Building Codes thereby reducing their risk of potential loss of life or property damage by a factor of 100 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with its ambition of serving as a key multidisciplinary consultancy firm to the wave of giga-projects in Saudi Arabia, AESG, a leading specialist engineering and advisory firm, today announced it has successfully achieved the status of Saudi Civil Defense approved Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Consultants. This follows two years of focused effort by the firm in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to establish itself as a fully licensed Saudi professional entity for engineering services, train and certify its FLS resources, engage with regulatory authorities, and demonstrate its alignment with the country’s Saudization agenda.

As one of the few global consultancy firms to achieve this certification, AESG is uniquely positioned to expertly guide construction projects in the Kingdom in implementing the highest international standards and industry best-practices. The firm’s extensive presence and commitment to the Kingdom will grant the country’s developers access to a pool of highly qualified consultants, thereby enabling them to strictly adhere to the FLS requirements of the new Saudi Building Codes which were issued in 2018 and implemented in July 2021.

Commenting on the value of adhering to the stipulations of the FLS code, Saeed Al Abbar, CEO at AESG said, “Becoming a fully licensed Saudi engineering firm and Saudi Civil Defense approved FLS Consultant is a further step in our commitment and expansion to the Saudi market. AESG’s international experience throughout the Middle East, Asia, the UK and Europe, coupled with our deep local understanding of the Saudi market enable us to work closely and effectively with clients and local authorities to deliver the best outcomes.”

With the Saudi Civil Defense FLS approval, AESG’s consultants will now work closely with the authority to ensure new and existing building designs and implementations comply with the Saudi Building Codes. “Our efforts mean that developers of the giga-projects taking place in Saudi Arabia have easy access to qualified, locally based Fire and Life Safety experts. This fulfills a pressing need for these professionals and will ensure these ambitious projects can proceed at pace, and in-line with highest safety standards,” said Al Abbar.

With Fire and Life Safety being one of AESG’s key service lines, the company has an extensive track record in successfully delivering complex FLS projects, both internationally and within Saudi Arabia where it has delivered FLS consultancy services on numerous high profile projects throughout the Kingdom.

About AESG

AESG is a world leading Specialist Consultancy, Engineering and Advisory firm regionally headquartered in London, Singapore, Dubai and Riyadh, working on projects throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia. We specialise in advanced performance within the built environment and are thought leaders in sustainable development, pairing technical knowledge with practical experience to provide strategic solutions to our clients.

We pride ourselves in being leaders in the industry in each of the services that we offer. We have one of the largest dedicated team with decades of cumulative experience in sustainable design, net zero carbon consultancy, fire and life safety, façade engineering, building commissioning & digital asset management, waste management, environmental consultancy, strategy and advisory, energy management and acoustics.

With unparalleled experience, gained from working on hundreds of iconic developments, our multi-disciplinary team of ESG Specialists, Carbon Consultants, Architects, Engineers, Scientists, Planners, Modellers and Commissioning Managers work alongside our Clients to deliver effective solutions that stand the test of time. Our prestigious portfolio demonstrates our extensive capabilities and our ability to consistently deliver best in class solutions to some of the industry’s most complex technical challenges.