Farid Wajdi Akashah is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya and a registered building surveyor. He is actively involved in the development of standards related to fire safety being one of the committee member for Technical Committee on Passive Fire Protection System with Engineering Standards Management & Consulting Services Section, SIRIM Berhad. His area of interest in the field of Fire Safety Engineering are Quantitative Fire Risk Assessment and Human Behaviour in Fire. He holds a Doctorate in Fire Safety Engineering from Institute for Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology (FireSERT), University of Ulster. He is a member of Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and International Association of Fire Safety Science.