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NRMCA Adds Fire Safety Expert to Structures and Sustainability Team

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NRMCA has announced that Shamim Rashid-Sumar has joined NRMCA’s Structures and Sustainability Team. Based in New York City, Ms. Rashid-Sumar is vice president, fire codes and standards; she will work with national model building codes and standards organizations to advocate for non-combustible construction and provide technical support regarding codes, standards, regulations and legislation at the national, state and local level.

Ms. Rashid-Sumar comes to NRMCA from a career in the fire protection engineering consultancy industry in the United States as well as the Middle East. Before joining NRMCA, Ms. Rashid-Sumar was Practice Leader-Middle East for Jensen Hughes, a safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting firm. She is a founder of the UAE Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), where she was recently nominated to the grade of Fellow, and serves on the SFPE International Committee on Membership and Chapter Relations.

Shamim Rashid-Sumar can be reached at or 917-484-1960.


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