The SFPE SD Chapter is pleased to announce that the speaker for our October meeting will be Dr. Daniel Bak from Ivy Engineering, Inc to present “Overcoming Cultural Differences in Risk Assessment and Management: Lessons from the Practice of Fire Protection Engineering” at our October 18th Chapter meeting.
As a reminder, SFPE-SD will be hosting our own Second Annual Golf Tournament on Friday March 22nd, 2019 at the Twin Oaks Country Club in San Marcos, CA. Please visit our Website for more details. Please RSVP and Pay for your lunch meeting on our website; www.sfpesandiego.org.
Daniel N. Bak, PhD, PE, FSE – Sr. Forensic Fire Protection Consultant – Ivy Engineering, Inc.
Topic:The topic of the presentation will be “Overcoming Cultural Differences in Risk Assessment and Management: Lessons from the Practice of Fire Protection Engineering”. This presentation describes key aspects of the cultural differences between the Western/American and non-American (in this case, East Asian) ways of thinking, behaving, negotiating, and practicing engineering. Make sure to bring any relevant questions that you may have.
Presently, Daniel N. Bak is a Senior Forensic Fire Engineer at Ivey Engineering Inc.’s San Diego, California. Dr. Bak earned his Bachelor of Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering. After graduating, Dr. Bak then earned a Master of Science from Texas A&M University in Safety Engineering, and PhD in Industrial Engineering. He brings 37 years of cumulated experience in fire protection and performance-approach (fire and smoke modeling) in the testing and challenging environment of litigation. Dr. Bak did practiced in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and Thailand where performance-based approaches are the norm.He has had extensive experience in Code Consultation and hands-on practice of designs of fire suppression, fire alarm, and mass notification systems globally. Dr. Bak has combined his academic and practical experience to serve clients with best cost-effective fire engineering and risk solutions. Dr. Bak is a past president of the SFPE Singapore Chapter. Daniel is also an appointed Board Member at the SAME Orange County Post.
11:30 AM: Networking and Lunch
12:00 PM: Speaker
1:00 PM: Conclusion of Meeting