International Codes and Standards

Outreach that Raises International Awareness and Delivers Positive Change.

Through the advocacy work of our International Codes Group (ICG), FM Global has established itself as a major contributor in efforts to improve fire codes and regulations in key commercial and industrial markets. In recent years, the ICG team had a prominent outreach and research support role in the approval of the National Building Code of India, the update of codes in China and the development of a National Model Fire Code in Brazil, among other advancements in global markets.

The ICG team is made up of experienced professionals based in both developed and emerging markets throughout the world. It is dedicated to a singular purpose to strengthen building and fire codes for the benefit of our clients.

The team engages with government authorities, research institutions and advocacy groups to promote, codify and implement safer requirements that will make our clients more resilient by preventing costly property losses—particularly from fire. These collaborative efforts have led to significant strides in Asia, Latin America and Europe.

  • David Morales

    Principal Code Consultant

    David Morales, Principal Code Consultant, has more than 35 years of risk management experience. He is responsible for working with a variety of agencies, national bodies, and associations to influence national codes and standards that relate to loss prevention in Latin America.

    David is currently the President for National Fire Protection Council of Mexico (CONAPCI) and represents FM Global as a member of the Board in the Latin America Fire Protection Association (LATAM PCI). He has a Bachelor’s in Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering from the Technological Institute of Monterrey.

    Prior to joining FM Global, David served in a variety of engineering and engineering management roles with teams working in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.

    david.morales@fmglobal.com

  • Thomas Roche

    Principal Code Consultant

    Thomas Roche, Principal Code Consultant, has more than 25 years of risk management experience. He is responsible for working with a variety of agencies, national bodies and associations to influence national codes and standards that relate to loss prevention in Europe.

    Tom has travelled extensively across the globe supporting FM Global’s clients in establishing loss prevention policies as well as implementing risk strategies aimed at improving the resilience of their businesses to property risks.

    Prior to this appointment with FM Global, Tom served in a variety of engineering and engineering management roles with teams working in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Scandinavia, Southern Africa and the Middle East.

    thomas.roche@fmglobal.com

  • Srikanth Yajjala

    Codes & Standards Consultant

    Srikanth Yajjala, Codes & Standards Consultant, is responsible for FM Global's efforts to strengthen the building codes and standards in India.

    Srikanth is currently the executive secretary for Fire Loss Prevention Forum of India and Chairman for Codes and Standards at the Fire & Security Association of India. He has an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, and a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from Andhra University.

    Prior to joining FM Global, he worked as Scientist 'C' (Deputy Director) in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). During his time in BIS, he was responsible for the development of various Indian standards related to firefighting, fire safety, smart cities, sustainability in built environments and various building materials. He was the secretariat of national level technical committees on these subjects.

    srikanth.yajjala@fmglobal.com

  • Rachel Yin

    Sr. Codes & Standards Consultant

    Dr. Rachel Yin, Sr. Codes & Standards Consultant, joined FM Global in 2011. Based in Shanghai, PRC office, she is responsible for FM Global's efforts to support building code and installation standard organizations in Greater China.

    Dr. Rachel Yin is Level 1 Registered Fire Engineer in China and Chartered Engineer in UK. She is President of SFPE China Chapter and member of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) Disaster Prevention Research Center Expert Committee in China.

    Prior to joining FM Global, she had a wealth of experience in fire safety engineering in many world-scale projects in the UK, Hong Kong and mainland China, involving extensive contact with those responsible for building codes and standards at local and national levels.

    rachel.yin@fmglobal.com