JENSEN HUGHES and its staff have been recognized for their exceptional service, innovative designs, and unparalleled contributions to the science of fire engineering.


Industry Awards

American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), Fellow, 2016
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has honored Mike Crowley, JENSEN HUGHES’ Vice President of Healthcare Services, with a Fellow status in their organization. Achieving the status of Fellow with ASHE is truly a noteworthy accomplishment in his career. Mike now joins an elite group of talented and experienced colleagues, who share his commitment to advancing the profession.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Hat’s Off Award, 1990-2015
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers and companies for the Hat’s Off award. This award recognizes those who have contributed exemplary service to SFPE.

  • Dick Bukowski (1986)
  • John Woycheese (1998)
  • Craig Beyler (1999)
  • Joseph Talbert (2000)
  • Daniel O’Connor (2004)
  • Jeff Harper (2005)
  • Bruce Campbell (2006)
  • Fang Li (2006)
  • Joseph Scheffey (2006/1990)
  • Tom Izbicki (2007)
  • Eric Rosenbaum (2007/2004/1993)
  • Dave Tomecek (2007)
  • Raymond Battalora (2007)
  • Robert Keough (2008)
  • Dean Wilson (2008) *retired
  • Mike Crowley (2010)
  • Dan Gottuk (2015)
  • Craig Beyler (2015)
  • Morgan Hurley (2015)

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Award of Merit, 2015
DBIA announced its annual National Award of Merit winners. JENSEN HUGHES was on the following five (5) award winning project/teams:

  • Merage School of Business, University of California – Irvine, CA
  • Social Security Administration National Support Center – Urbana, MD
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center – Chandler, AZ
  • High Desert Regional Health Center – Lancaster, CA
  • Hall of Justice – Los Angeles, CA

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Award of Excellence, 2015
DBIA announced its annual National Award of Excellence award winners and JENSEN HUGHES was on the winning team for the Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building in Miramar, Florida.

Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE), MEP Giants, 2015
JENSEN HUGHES ranked 13th on CSE’s 2015 MEP Giants list. The MEP Giants Program lists the top 100 mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection engineering firms in the United States. The in-depth analysis of these firms appears in the annual August issue and reveals what’s going on in the industry and how it has changed over the past few years. Special emphasis is placed on commissioning firms in a separate report each October.

Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE), 40 Under 40 Award, 2009-2016
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers as recipients of the 40 Under 40 Award.  Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals in the engineering community supporting the building industry.  CSE wants to shape the future of young engineers, and will do so by recognizing and encouraging them through mentoring articles in the magazine, young engineer networking events, and the 40 Under 40 program.

  • Michael Ferreira (2009)
  • Christy Theisen (2010)
  • Jason Johnson (2011)
  • Mark Blackburn (2012)
  • Scott Twele (2012)
  • Joseph Watson (2013)
  • Jared Birmingham (2014)
  • Simon Goodhead (2015)
  • Shamim Rashid-Sumar (2016)
  • Will Fletcher (2016)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Committee Service Award, 1989-2015
The National Fire Protection Association selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers as recipients of the Committee Service Award.  This award honors continuous voluntary service to a Technical Committee and distinguished service to NFPA and its Standards Making System.

  • Harold Nelson (1989) *deceased
  • Dick Gewain (1992) *deceased
  • Chester Schirmer (1992) *deceased
  • Dean Wilson (1997) *retired
  • Edward Budnick (2006) *retired
  • Morgan Hurley (2008)
  • Daniel O’Connor (2008)
  • Wayne Moore (2003)
  • Daniel Churchward (2006)
  • Jeffrey Moore (2009)
  • Nathaniel Addleman (2009)
  • Eric Rosenbaum (2011)
  • Jesse Beitel (2012)
  • Mike Aaron (2015)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Special Achievement Award, 2002-2015
The National Fire Protection Association selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers as recipients of the Special Achievement Award. The award recognizes significant contributions of a committee member to a single project that has enhanced the NFPA codes- and standards-making process.

  • Jesse Beitel (2002)
  • Jack Mawhinney (2002)
  • Wayne Moore (2008)
  • Bruce Campbell (2015)

National Fire Protection Association, Standards Medal, 1988-2015
The National Fire Protection Association selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers as recipients of the Standards Medal.  The NFPA Standards Medal is the highest awarded presented by NFPA’s Standards Council for outstanding contributions to fire safety in the development of codes and standards.

  • Rolf Jensen (1988) *deceased
  • Harold Nelson (1990) *deceased
  • Dean Wilson (2006) *retired
  • Wayne Moore (2009)
  • Edward Budnick (2012) *retired
  • Philip DiNenno (2013) *deceased

National Fire Protection Association, Research Foundation Medal, 2015
The National Fire Protection Association selected JENSEN HUGHES engineers Josh Dinaburg and Dan Gottuk as recipients of the 2015 Research Foundation Medal for their winning project, “Development of Standardized Cooking Fires for Evaluation of Prevention Technologies Data Analysis.” The project developed standard fire scenarios and create test methods and performance criteria which feed into standards development, and provided a standardized approach for recognition of cooking fire prevention technologies. The Research Foundation Medal recognizes a project that best expressed the Foundation’s safety mission, technical challenges overcome, and collaborative approach to execution. This winning project was sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and was led by a multi-industry steering team, including government agencies and the insurance industry. Collaboration from the association of Home Appliance Manufacturers was key to the projects’ success. JENSEN HUGHES was the Foundation’s contractor for the project.

Building Design + Construction (BD+C), 40 Under 40 Award, 2014
Building Design + Construction Magazine selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers as recipients of the 40 Under 40 Award. These emerging AEC leaders range in age from 31 to 39 (as of December 31st), with a median age of 36. The editors of BD+C selected them based on their career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work. Nominations are judged by the editors of BD+C, who are looking for successful and well-rounded individuals under 40 years old and possess qualities and characteristics such as leadership skills, inventiveness, sustained career progress, “people” skills, client relations, academic training, dedication, personal integrity, technical skills, and community outreach/volunteer work.

  • Tim LaRose (2014)

International Association for Fire Safety Science, Dougal Drysdale Award, 2014
Terry Fay was the first recipient of the Drysdale Award for his development of the IAFSS digital archives system. Terry was the architect of this on-line collection of over 2000 papers from Fire Safety Science, the Proceedings of the Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, and the Fire Research Notes collection from the old UK Fire Research Station. Terry also spearheaded the integration of Fire Safety Science into the DOI/CrossRef system. These efforts have been an important element of bringing IAFSS into the digital age. The Drysdale Award honors extraordinary service to IAFSS. The award is selected by the Chair of the IAFSS Committee and is presented at each IAFSS Symposium.

International Association for Fire Safety Science, Dougal Drysdale Award, 2014
Craig Beyler, PhD, was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Dougal Drysdale Award from the IAFSS.  The Drysdale Award honors extraordinary service to IAFSS. The award is selected by the Chair of the IAFSS Committee and is presented at each IAFSS Symposium.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Fellows, 1993-2016 The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers for the SFPE Fellows program.  Fellow is the highest grade of SFPE membership and is awarded in recognition of an individual’s technical accomplishments and service to the fire protection engineering profession.

  • Bill Webb (1993)
  • Dick Gewain (1994) *deceased
  • Mickey Reiss (1996)
  • Philip DiNenno (1996) *deceased
  • Wayne Moore (1997)
  • Craig Beyler (1999)
  • Edward Budnick (1999)
  • Dick Bukowski (1999)
  • Jack Mawhinney (2001)
  • Joseph Talbert (2001)
  • Eric Rosenbaum (2002)
  • Joseph Scheffey (2003)
  • Daniel O’Connor (2004)
  • Dean Wilson (2006) *retired
  • Bruce Campbell (2007)
  • Jeff Harper (2008)
  • Bob Libby (2008)
  • Morgan Hurley (2009)
  • Jeffrey Moore (2011)
  • Jack Woycheese (2011)
  • Dave Tomecek (2012)
  • Tom Izbicki (2012)
  • Fang Li (2013)
  • Dave LeBlanc (2013)
  • Jason Floyd (2016)
  • Robert Keough (2016)
  • Dan Gottuk (2016)
  • Jesse Beitel (2016)

National Fire Protection Association, Research Foundation Medal, 2013
The National Fire Protection Association selected JENSEN HUGHES engineers Joe Scheffey, Eric Forssell and Matt Benfer as recipients of the 2015 Research Foundation Medal for their winning project, “Determination of Fire Hose Friction Loss Characteristics.” The Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal recognizes a Foundation project completed in 2012 that best exemplifies the Foundation’s fire safety mission and the collaborative approach to execution that is the hallmark of all Foundation projects. The winner is recommended to the chair of the Foundation’s Board by an awards committee made up of members of the Board, Research Advisory Committee, and NFPA technical staff members.

This research project addresses the problem of calculating friction loss in fire hoses, a common task for fire fighters responsible for operating fire apparatus pumps. The study develops “baseline friction loss coefficients for the types of fire hose commonly used by today’s fire service, and identify any additional performance characteristics that should be considered for friction loss calculations.” Three unrelated fire service facilities participated in the experimental program and conducted field tests, and the collective effort required to conduct this study has allowed the project to address the topic far beyond the available funding resources.

Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers (RISPE), Young Engineer of the Year Award, 2007 & 2013
Mark Blackburn, Director of JENSEN HUGHES’ Rhode Island office, was selected for RISPE’s Young Engineer of the Year Award.  The RISPE Young Engineer of the Year Award is an opportunity to distinguish an up-and-coming leader in Rhode Island. The award honors an engineer who is 34 years of age or younger, who best exemplifies the ideal image of the young engineer. Nominees shall be a registered Professional Engineer or Engineering Intern in good standing. It is desirable that the candidate has a well-rounded record of achievement in education, employment, professional, and public service activities. The award is given to one Engineer each year.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), D. Peter Lund Award, 1999-2013
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected the following JENSEN HUGHES employees for the D. Peter Lund award. This award recognizes those with significant contributions to the advancement of the professional recognition of the fire protection engineer.  This award is named in honor of D. Peter Lund, CAE, the first Executive Director of the Society.

  • George Toth (1999)
  • Wayne Moore (2003)
  • Craig Beyler (2009)
  • Philip DiNenno (2009) *deceased
  • Mike Crowley (2013)

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Arthur B. Guise Medal, 2012
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected Dick Bukowski for the 2012 Arthur B. Guise Medal for his research supporting the implementation of smoke alarms, his pioneering efforts in fire hazard and risk assessment using computer-based tools, and his work to improve the safety of elevators for use as means of evacuation during fires or use by first responders.

Automatic Fire Alarm Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
JENSEN HUGHES Vice President, Wayne Moore, was presented with the AFAA Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging his 42 years of service and contributions to the fire protection community.

American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE Outstanding Reviewer, 2012
JENSEN HUGHES engineer, Nestor Iwankiw, was selected to receive the ASCE Outstanding Reviewer award in recognition of his outstanding service as a reviewer for the Practice Periodical on Structural Design & Construction

National Fire Protection Association, Paul C. Lamb Award, 1997-2011
The following JENSEN HUGHES employees have been presented with the Paul C. Lamb Award at NFPA’s 2011 Conference & Expo. This award is the highest recognition bestowed by NFPA and is a tribute to Phil’s exemplary volunteer spirit and support of NFPA and its mission. The award recognizes leadership skills, tact and diplomacy, straightforwardness, professional integrity, and active dedication to the goals of NFPA.

  • Rolf Jensen (1997) *deceased
  • Mickey Reiss (2002)
  • Chester Schirmer (2003) *deceased
  • Philip DiNenno (2011) *deceased

ASTM International, Walter C. Voss Award, 2011
JENSEN HUGHES’ Principal and Senior Scientist, Jesse Beitel, received the ASTM International Walter C. Voss Award for his outstanding contributions to fire safety in the areas of building construction, building code development and shipboard applications.  The Voss Award is presented annually to an engineer or scientist who has made notable contributions in the field of building technology.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Aviation Section, Distinguished Member Award, 2010
JENSEN HUGHES Vice President, Joseph Scheffey, was presented with the NFPA Aviation Section Distinguished Member Award at the Aviation Fire Safety Symposium in Las Vegas.  The award recognizes his dedication and service to the NFPA Aviation Section and the aviation industry in general.

United States Department of Energy, Walter Maybee Award for Fire Protection, 2010
The Department of Energy Fire Safety Committee awarded its highest award, The Walter Maybee Award for Fire Protection, to JENSEN HUGHES engineer Bruce Campbell in recognition of his knowledge, experience, dedication, professionalism, and his lifetime achievements in the pursuit of fire safety.

Institution of Fire Engineers, David Rasbash Memorial Medal, 2010
Dr. Craig Beyler, with JENSEN HUGHES, was awarded the David Rasbash Memorial Medal from the Institution of Fire Engineers. This award was created to honor the late David Rasbash who was a pioneer in the field of Fire Safety Engineering.  Recipients of the Rasbash Award are chosen based on their eminence in fire safety engineering education, research and practice, worldwide.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), John L. Bryan Award, 2010
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected William Webb for the John L. Bryan award.  This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies commitment and dedication to educating, training and advising fire protection engineers. The recipients are recognized for freely and unselfishly providing their expertise to other individuals in order to assist them in enhancing their education, advancing their careers, and expanding their experience and knowledge in fire protection engineering.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Ahern President’s Award, 1989-2010
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers for the Ahern President’s award. This award recognizes those whose conspicuous contributions deserve very special recognition by the Society and its leadership.  The Award was renamed in 1993 to honor the Society’s first president.

  • Craig Beyler (1990)
  • Philip DiNenno (2002/2000/1989) *deceased
  • Chester Schirmer (2004) *deceased
  • Mickey Reiss (2010)

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the David A. Lucht Lamp of Knowledge, 2009
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected JENSEN HUGHES for the 2009 David A. Lucht Lamp of Knowledge award. This award honors and organization, company, or individual that has contributed substantially to increasing the opportunities for higher education in fire protection engineering.  The award is named for David A. Lucht in recognition of his 25 years of leadership and dedication to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Center for Fire Safety Studies and his tireless efforts on behalf of the fire protection engineering profession.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Fellows, 2008
Wayne Moore, Vice President of JENSEN HUGHES, was elected to Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers.  The NSPE’s Fellow Recognition Program honors members who have demonstrated exemplary and devoted service to their profession, their Society and their community.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Harold E. Nelson Service Award, 1991-2008
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers for the Harold E. Nelson Service award. This award recognizes those who provide dedicated and inspired service to the ideals and goals of the Society.  The award is named after Harold E. “Bud” Nelson, who was an engineer with JENSEN HUGHES before his untimely passing in 2011 and whose parallel fire protection engineering and Society careers are truly worthy of emulation.

  • Rolf Jensen (1991) *deceased
  • Philip DiNenno (1998) *deceased
  • Jack Woycheese (2001)
  • Craig Beyler (2005)
  • Tom Izbicki (2008)

National Fire Protection Association, Harry C. Bigglestone Award, 1999-2007
The following JENSEN HUGHES Engineers have been selected as recipients of the Harry C. Bigglestone Award. The award is named to honor the memory of Harry C. Bigglestone, who served as a trustee of the Fire Protection Research Foundation and chair of the NFPA Committee on Central Station Signaling Systems and who was a fellow and past president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He was also executive director of the Pacific regional office of the Insurance Services Office and taught at Cogswell College in San Francisco. The award is given annually to the paper appearing in Fire Technology that best represents excellence in the communication of fire protection concepts. Accompanying this award is a $5,000 cash prize from the Fire Protection Research Foundation.

  • Brian Lattimer (1999, 2006)
  • Dan Gottuk (2004)
  • Thomas Izbicki (2006)
  • Jason Sutula (2007)

Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Person of the Year, 1997-2007
The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) presented the Person of the Year Award to the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers.  The AFAA formed in 1953 and is the only national trade association exclusively dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry.  The membership is made up of all segments of industry (manufacturer’s, distributors, state and regional associations, users, AHJs, engineers, and others.

  • Dick Bukowski (1997)
  • Dean Wilson (2000) *retired
  • Wayne Moore (2007)

Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers (RISPE), Engineer of the Year Award, 2007
Wayne Moore was named the 2007 Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineer’s Engineer of the Year.  The award is given to the one Engineer each year that best exemplifies the ideal image of the Professional Engineer. The award may be given in recognition of an individual who has established a record of consistent quality over a long period of time, or to an individual who has established an outstanding record over a short period of time. It is desirable that the candidate has a well-rounded record of achievement in education, employment, professional and public service activities.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Jack Bono Engineering Communications Award, 2005
JENSEN HUGHES engineer, Jason Floyd, PhD, was selected to receive the Jack Bono Engineering Communications Award for his work on the “An Evaluation of the Global Equivalence Ratio Concept for Compartment Fires:  Part I – Effect of Experimental Measurements” article that was published in SFPE’s Journal of Fire Protection Engineer in February 2004.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Rolf H. Jensen Award, 1989-2004
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers for the Rolf H. Jensen award. This award recognizes those who have rendered unselfish, extraordinary and unusual service on a SFPE committee. The committee service must contribute to Society goals and to the profession of fire protection engineering.

  • Craig Beyler (1989)
  • Eric Rosenbaum (2000)
  • Jack Mawhinney (2002)
  • Dean Wilson (2004) *retired
  • Daniel O’Connor (2005)

National Society of Professional Engineers, Federal Engineer of the Year, 2003
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) selected Dick Bukowski as the 2003 Federal Engineer of the Year.

International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Kawagoe Medal for Lifetime Contributions to Fire Safety Science, 1999
On July 8, 1999, during Sixth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, the Kawagoe Medal for Lifetime Contributions to Fire Safety Science was awarded to Harold E. “Bud” Nelson.  The medal was awarded in recognition of Mr. Nelson’s lifelong dedication to fire research and the transfer of research findings into practical applied use, his consistent outstanding contribution to fire safety science and technology, and his career achievements which have advanced the understanding of fire and the prevention of harm from unwanted fire incidents.  The IAFSS was founded in 1984 and includes leading fire researchers from 25 countries around the world.  Its primary objectives are the encouragement of research in the prevention and mitigation of the adverse effects of fire, the provision of a forum for presentation of the results of such research, and the publication and circulation of the results in bound archival text.


Architectural & Engineering Service Awards

Baltimore Heritage, Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Award, 2014 JENSEN HUGHES Principal, Ajay Prasad, was the Project Manager of the Baltimore Design School renovation project which was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Award from Baltimore Heritage.  Baltimore Heritage selects projects annually that represent excellence in the adaptive reuse of a historic structure or excellence in compatible new construction connected with the repair, restoration or rehabilitation of the structure’s historic context.  For over 50 years, Baltimore Heritage has recognized Baltimore’s best historic preservation projects and the accomplishments of local preservation leaders with our Preservation Awards and annual Awards Celebration.

Design-Build Institute of America, National Design-Build Award, 2011 JENSEN HUGHES was a consultant on the design-build team that was awarded a 2011 National Design-Build Award from the Design-Build Institute of America in the transportation category for work performed on the Jacksonville NAS Type II Hangar and Parking Apron project.

Secretary of the Army, Environmental Award, 2011 JENSEN HUGHES was a consultant under contract with the Environmental Acquisition and Logistics Sustainment Program of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command that was awarded the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition for developing surface-coating products free of hazardous air pollutants.  Army scientists and consultants developed 45 distinct technologies with more than 1,000 products affected because of variations in type, class, color and unit of issue. The program is expected to eliminate more than 4,000 tons of organic hazardous air pollutants and other pollutant emissions from Army surface coating. About 6 million gallons per year will be affected.

Secretary of Defense, Environmental Award, 2011 JENSEN HUGHES was a consultant under contract with the Environmental Acquisition and Logistics Sustainment Program of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command that was awarded the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition for developing surface-coating products free of hazardous air pollutants.  Army scientists and consultants developed 45 distinct technologies with more than 1,000 products affected because of variations in type, class, color and unit of issue. The program is expected to eliminate more than 4,000 tons of organic hazardous air pollutants and other pollutant emissions from Army surface coating. About 6 million gallons per year will be affected.

National Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA), Space Flight Awareness Team Award, 2011 JENSEN HUGHES engineers, Jason Floyd, PhD and Craig Beyler, PhD were awarded the NASA Space Flight Awareness Team Award for their work and participation with the KSC Vehicle Assembly Building Quantity Distance Working Group.

Federal Aviation Administration, Certificate of Recognition, 2011 Eric Babcock, Director of JENSEN HUGHES’ Armonk NY office, received a Certificate of Recognition from the FAA for his contribution to the successful commissioning of the new Long Island MacArthur Airport Traffic Control Tower.

American Institute of Architects, Institute Honor Award, 2010 JENSEN HUGHES was part of a team that received an AIA Honor Award for the renovation of the Yale University Art Gallery Kahn Building.  The award recognizes the skillful repair and expansion of the building, restoring the architectural intent of the original institution.   Boston Society of Architects, BSA 2010, Honor Award for Design Excellence JENSEN HUGHES was awarded the Boston Society of Architects BSA 2010 Honor Award for Design Excellence for the Paramount Center project in Boston, MA.  The award was presented by Elkus Manfredi Architects.   U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Walter W. Maybee Award, 2010/1998 The U.S. Department of Energy selected the following JENSEN HUGHES engineers as recipients of the Walter W. Maybee Award.  The award is given to professionals with who provide exemplary fire protection services to DoE.

  • Bruce Campbell (2010)
  • Brad Smeaton (1998)

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Grand Jury Award, 2009 Brian Rhodes, JENSEN HUGHES’ Director of Codes and Standards and Senior Fire Protection Engineer, was the 2009 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award recipient for his work performed for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Exterior Renovation project.  The Preservation Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and appropriate development of historic buildings located in the Philadelphia region.

Department of Defense, Defense Facilities Directorate Award, 2006 William Fries, JENSEN HUGHES’ former Director of Loss Control Services, received a Defense Facilities Directorate Award for his “high degree of competence” and significant contribution to the investigation of a fire incident at the Pentagon.

Construction Communications, The Building of America, Plaque of Honor, 2005 JENSEN HUGHES received a Building of America Plaque of Honor in recognition of work performed on the San Jose State University Campus Village project.  The Campus Village project was recognized as one the region’s top 50 most important construction projects.  JENSEN HUGHES was represented on the project by Robert Wheeler, who provided fire protection, life safety and building code consulting services.

Washington Building Congress, Craftsmanship Award, 2005 JENSEN HUGHES received a Craftsmanship Award from the Washington Building Congress in the Special Construction category for the design of the water mist fire suppression system in Work Area #2 of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Washington Building Congress, Craftsmanship Award, 2004 JENSEN HUGHES received a Craftsmanship Award from the Washington Building Congress for the design and construction of the GSA National Laboratories project in Beltsville, Maryland.

Themed Entertainment Association, Thea Award, 2001 JENSEN HUGHES was part of the team that won the 2001 Thea Award presented by the Themed Entertainment Association for work on “Men in Black – Alien Attack” at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.

Department of Defense, Award for Outstanding Achievement through Value Engineering, 2000 JENSEN HUGHES received the DoD Value Engineering Award for its contribution to the design of the P141U Aircraft Maintenance Hanger Functional Analysis Concept Development Team, providing services at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA.


Fire Science & Engineering Research Awards

The Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal, 2013 Joseph Scheffey, Matt Benfer and Eric Forssell of JENSEN HUGHES were part of the winning team selected to receive the esteemed Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal presented at NFPA’s Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.  The award was given for the “Determination of Fire Hose Friction Loss Characteristics.” The Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal recognizes a Foundation project completed in 2012 that best exemplifies the Foundation’s fire safety mission and the collaborative approach to execution that is the hallmark of all Foundation projects.  This research project, co-authored by Joseph L. Scheffey, addressed the problem of calculating friction loss in fire hoses, a common task for fire fighters responsible for operating fire apparatus pumps.  The study developed “baseline friction loss coefficients for the types of fire hose commonly used by today’s fire service, and identify any additional performance characteristics that should be considered for friction loss calculations.”  Three unrelated fire service facilities participated in the experimental program and conducted field tests, and the collective effort required to conduct this study has allowed the project to address the topic far beyond the available funding resources.

International Forum of Fire Research Directors, Sjölin Award, 2012 JENSEN HUGHES engineer, Jason Floyd, was a member of the FDS Development Team that received the Sjölin Award in 2012 for outstanding contribution to the advancement of fire science worldwide.  The team’s efforts enhanced the functionality of FDS, a software program that has become the most widely used computational fire engineering tool in both research and industry.

SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award, 2010 JENSEN HUGHES engineer, Christopher Moran, was part of a team awarded the SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award for its collaboration on a paper entitled, “Flame Quenching Limits of Hydrogen Leads.”  This award is presented annually in recognition of authors presenting the most outstanding paper at a Society or section meeting on the subject of automotive safety engineering.

The Fire Protection Research Foundation William M. Carey Award, 2009 JENSESN HUGHES VP, Joseph Scheffey, was the winner of the William M. Carey Award for the best paper on fire suppression presented at SUPDET 2008, the Foundation’s annual technical working conference on suppression and detection research and applications.  The paper was entitled, “Report on an Effort to Evaluate and Develop Methodologies for Calculating Firefighting Agent Quantities Needed to Combat Aircraft Fires.”

Jack Bono Engineering Communications Award, 2007 JENSEN HUGHES engineers were awarded the Jack Bono Engineering Communications Award by the Journal of Fire Protection Engineering for their paper titled, “Evaluation of Smoke Detector Response Estimation Methods:  Optical Density, Temperature Rise, and Velocity at Alarm.”  The award is presented for the paper that most contributes to the achievement and application of professional fire protection in a given year.

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Edison Award, 2006 JENSEN HUGHES, as co-inventor of the patent “Identification of Fire Signatures for Shipboard Multi-Criteria Fire Detection Systems,” received the 2006 Naval Research Laboratory Edison Award.  The annual award recognizes significant contributions to science and engineering as represented by patents issued by NRL which are perceived to have the greatest potential benefit to the country.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Bigglestone Award, 1999-2007 The annual Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Research Foundation, is presented to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper submitted to Fire Technology during the previous calendar year. The Bigglestone Award is named for the late Harry C. Bigglestone, who headed the Pacific Regional Insurance Service Office. A fellow and past president of SFPE, he was also chair of the NFPA committee on central station signaling systems.

  • The 1999 Bigglestone Award was presented to Brian Lattimer of JENSEN HUGHES during NFPA’s 1999 World Fire Safety Congress and Exposition in Baltimore, MD.  This award was for his paper, “Carbon Monoxide Levels in Structure Fire: Effects of Wood in the Upper Layer of a Post_Flashover Compartment Fire,” that appeared in the Fourth Quarter 1998 issue of Fire Technology (Volume 34, Number 4, pp. 325-355).
  • The 2004 Bigglestone Award was presented to Dan Gottuk, Mark Wright and Jennifer Wong of JENSEN HUGHES who, in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, wrote the paper “Early Warning Fire Detection System Using a Probabilistic Neural Network.” The paper discussed part of a multiyear Navy program, Damage Control-Automation for Reduced Manning, focused on enhancing automation of ship functions and damage control systems. A key element to this objective was the improvement of current fire detection systems. The researchers developed a multi-criteria early warning fire detection system to provide reliable warning of actual fire conditions in less time with fewer nuisance alarms than can be achieved with commercially available smoke detection systems.
  • The 2007 Harry C. Bigglestone award was awarded to Tom Izbicki and his team.

Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) – Lloyds Register of Shipping (LR) Safer Ship Award, 2003 Joseph Scheffey, Gerard Back, and Daniel Gottuk of JENSEN HUGHES, in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, were the recipients of the 2003 Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) – Lloyds Register of Shipping (LR) Safer Ship Award.  The presentation of the award is an annual event to promote a greater awareness of the need for safer ships and to encourage innovative ideas, concepts and procedures having a safety focus.

Society of Fire Protection Engineer (SFPE) Arthur B. Guise Medal, 2000-2010 The Arthur B. Guise Medal recognizes eminent achievement in advancing the science of fire protection engineering. The achievement may be in research development, design, innovation, management, education or literature. The Guise Medal is named for Arthur B. Guise, engineer and scientist, who was singularly responsible for the development of dry chemicals as fire extinguishing agents used in portable and fixed extinguishing systems.  The following JENSEN HUGHES engineers have been awarded this medal:

  • Craig Beyler (2000)
  • Philip DiNenno (2005)
  • Richard Bukowski (2010)

Alan Berman Research Publication Award, 2000 A research paper co-authored by scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and JENSEN HUGHES was granted the 2000 Alan Berman Research Publication Award, in the Chemistry Division category.  The research paper was co-authored by Dan Gottuk, Brooke (Strehlen) Borman and Scott Hill of Hughes, along with Drs. Susan Rose-Pehrsson, Ronald Shaffer, Frederick Williams and Sean Hart of the Naval Research Lab. Titled “Multi-Criteria Fire Detection Systems Using a Probabilistic Neural Network,” this paper summarizes the comprehensive research conducted to successfully select and implement automated fire sensor suites for fire detection systems. The research effort supports the U.S. Navy’s program on Damage Control Automation for Reduced Manning (DC-ARM), in its stated goal of significantly reducing the manpower required in the Navy fleet of the future.