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NRMCA's Rashid-Sumar Elected to SFPE Board of Directors

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NRMCA Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards Shamim Rashid-Sumar has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, an organization that represents those practicing in the field of fire protection engineering. The society has more than 4,000 members and 100+ chapters, including student chapters nationwide. She begins a three-year term on January 1, 2021.

Ms. Rashid-Sumar joined NRMCA in August 2019. She is based in New York and 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. 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. She currently serves onthe ACI 216 Technical Committee on Fire Resistance and Fire Protection of Structures, the ASTM E05 Fire Standards as well as the NFPA Technical Committee on Building Construction, Fire Protection Features, Residential Occupancies, and Structures, Construction and Materials.

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.


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