The recipient of this year’s Standards Medal is Edward Budnick, from Jefferson, MD, who retired from Hughes Associates, Inc. in 2011.
Mr. Budnick, who was unable to attend the NFPA Conference & Expo to accept the award as he is anxiously awaiting the birth of a grandchild, was honored for his longtime commitment and contribution to NFPA technical committees. He has served on many technical committees including:
- Fixed Guideway Transit Systems
- Alternative Approaches to Life Safety
- Life Safety Code® and Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committees on Fire Protection Features and Residential Occupancies
- Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committees on Residential Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler System Discharge, and Sprinkler System Installation Criteria
Mr. Budnick is also a member of the Technical Correlating Committee on Automatic Sprinkler Systems, where he served as chair from 2006-2011.