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NRMCA's Shamim Rashid-Sumar Named Fellow of Fire Protection Society
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - MD

Alexandria, VA October 24, 2019 NRMCA Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards, Shamim Rashid-Sumar has been named a Fellow of The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the professional society that represents those practicing in the field of fire protection engineering. SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of members who have attained significant stature and accomplishment in engineering. Fellows must be members of the Society for at least 10 years and have been nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to the advancement of fire protection engineering and valuable service to SFPE. Of a total SFPE membership of more than 4,600 there are only 313 fellows.

Based in New York, Ms. Rashid-Sumar works with national model building codes and standards organizations to advocate for non-combustible construction and provides technical support regarding codes, standards, regulations and legislation at the national, state and local levels. A strong believer in maintaining fire safety in the built environment, she regularly presents and moderates at conferences and technical events.

Prior to joining NRMCA in August, Ms. Rashid-Sumar was a practice leader, Middle East, for Jensen Hughes, a safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting firm, where she was most recently responsible for pursuing business opportunities and client relationships in various vertical market sectors including healthcare, hospitality, transportation and commercial real estate. Over the course of her experience in building and fire code consulting, she has performed fire protection evaluations, prepared fire and life safety strategies and design specifications, fire alarm witness testing and commissioning, and other engineering analyses and studies. She has worked on a multitude of projects, including government facilities, hospitals and medical centers, airport terminals, museums, high-rise buildings, hotels, malls and special use facilities. In addition, Ms. Rashid-Sumar has utilized computer fire modeling to analyze fire protection and life safety related building code issues, performance- based design and computer simulations for people movement.

Ms. Rashid-Sumar is a registered professional engineer in Delaware. She holds previous registrations as a house of expertise engineer in the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and is a former member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Code Committee. Ms. Rashid-Sumar holds a bachelor of science degree in fire protection engineering and a minor citation in French language and cultures from the University of Maryland College Park.

Created in 1930, NRMCA, a non-profit organization based in Alexandria, VA, represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry. It conducts education, training, promotion, research, engineering, safety, environmental, technological, lobbying and regulatory programs.


Contact Info: Frank P Cavaliere
Email: fcavaliere@nrmca.org
Phone: 703-706-4841

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