JENSEN HUGHES is pleased to announce that Andrew Valente, P.E., FSFPE, was nominated to become a Fellow within the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). An SFPE Fellow represents a highly distinguished group of members achieving significant stature and accomplishment in fire protection engineering, nominated by industry peers. Andrew works as a Project Director at JENSEN HUGHES’ office in Lake Mary, FL.
Andrew has been a member of SFPE since he joined as a student member in 1986, and was later elected to Professional Member. Throughout his career he’s served three chapters of the SFPE; The Student Chapter at the University of Maryland as Treasurer and President;The Houston Chapter as Program Chair, Newsletter Editor, Vice-president, and President; and the Florida Chapter as Program Chair, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President. Andrew was the SFPE Engineer for the first and second editions of the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Department of Fire Protection Engineering, and has over 27 years of experience in code enforcement, code consulting, systems design, and smoke control design and testing. He began his fire protection service with the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, in Charlottesville, VA, and later served with College Park Volunteer Fire Department in College Park, MD. Andrew has worked as an Authority Having Jurisdiction with the City of Gainesville, Florida Fire-Rescue Division, and as a consultant at Rolf Jensen & Associates, Arup, AMEC/Foster Wheeler, Aon Fire Protection Engineering, and now JENSEN HUGHES.