Shamim Rashid-Sumar, Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards - National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Shamim Rashid-Sumar is Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. She works with International Building Codes and Standards Organizations to advocate for noncombustible and resilient construction and provides technical support regarding codes, standards, and legislation at the national, state, and local level. She is a member of the ASTM E05 Fire Standards Technical Committee, ACI 216 Committee on Fire Resistance and Fire Protection of Structures, ACI 560 Committee on Design and Construction with Insulating Concrete Forms, and a Principal Member of several NFPA technical committees. Shamim holds a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering and a Minor Citation in French Language and Cultures from the University of Maryland. She is a registered professional fire protection engineer and holds previous registrations as a House of Expertise Engineer in the United Arab Emirates. In her career in building and fire code consulting and performance-based design, she worked on a number of projects including hospitals, airports, high-rise buildings, hotels, malls, and other facilities. Shamim was appointed a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) in 2019. She is a member of the SFPE International Board of Directors and the SFPE Foundation's Board of Governors.