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SFPE SD June Update – Year Closing Message From Our Chapter President Derek Duval

Dear SFPE San Diego Chapter Members and Affiliates,

I want to thank all of you for making our chapter a success this year. I especially want to thank the board members in making sure we had successful meetings every month. It is no small task organizing successful meetings and I could not have done it without them. Next year we will continue our success and will reach out to new individuals that are be interested in joining our organization that share our goal in protecting this city from fire.

From our last meeting, we approved our new by-laws which now reflects what we are doing as a chapter. We also voted to Ariel Nunez as Secretary and Roland Gutierrez as Membership Chair to both to continue another year. We hope in this upcoming year we can find others who are interested in serving as part of the board. If you are interested, we encourage you to reach out to the chair and myself.

This summer, we are planning on a couple of informal events to keep us engaged through this busy summer. Keep your eyes open for announcements of these events. One event is a trip to the San Diego State University Combustion research lab. Other events will be a social gathering at one of the many local breweries.

This summer, the board will be working to make some changes in the coming year. We will be revising our Sponsorship program to entice sponsors helping our chapter become even greater. Additionally, in an effort to spread the outreach of the Fire Protection Engineering field, we are palling on putting together a program for the local Engineering Colleges.

Have a Safe and Wonderful Summer,

Derek Duval, SFPE SD Chapter President

 

SFPE-San Diego June 8th Lunch Meeting @ 11:30 am – Topic NFPA 25

Hi SFPE SD Members,

At our next meeting on June 8th, we have a couple of important items for business.

First, we have elections for open board positions, currently the only nominations are those that are currently in the position and willing to run again for another term with the approval from the board.  The following positions are available:

  • VP of Membership
    • Current Nominations: Roland Gutierrez
  • Secretary
    • Current Nominations: Ariel Nunez

If you would like to run for a position please send an email to sfpesd@gmail.com and dduval@tk1sc.com by June 8th with your name, the position you would like to run for, and a short blurb of why you would be a good fit.

Second, we will be voting on our updated by-laws to better reflect what we currently doing as a chapter. See attached for the current by-laws for your review.

2017-4-20- SFPE San Diego Chapter – By Laws

At this meeting we will be having Bruce Lecair from NFSA presenting on “Update on the Significant Changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.”

Please RSVP and Pay for your lunch meeting below.

Speaker:

Bruce Lecair, Associate Director of Regional Operations, Southwest Regional Manager with National Fire Sprinkler Association

Topic:

Update on the Significant Changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.

Bio:

 

 

Bruce Lecair is the Associate Director West and Southwest Regional Manager for NFSA. He has an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration.  Bruce was awarded the 2010 Cal Fire Partnership Award for superior performance and outstanding contribution demonstrating the ability to work in a cooperative partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for his efforts in the initial adoption of the California Fire Sprinkler Regulation.  This past March, he was awarded the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Prevention Division – Southern Section William E Fox Award in recognition of service, leadership, and constant dedication to the Fire Service, the safeguarding of life, and fire protection. Bruce is the 10th recipient of the Award.

 

Bruce wrote the request for action to the California Office of the State Marshal on behalf of the California members of  the NFSA when contractors were experiencing fines for the discharge of water during NFPA Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.  He was a member of the OSFM Work Group that wrote the Water-based Fire Protection Systems Discharge Best Practices Manual, the OSFM Automatic Extinguishing Systems Advisory Group, the NFPA 25 Work Group and served on all 3 of the Residential Study Groups during the adoption of the Statewide Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirement.

 

 

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – June 8th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting


Your Membership Level




Great news! We are now accepting credit cards as a form of payment for membership renewals and for meals.  No more stopping at the ATM or writing checks!

It’s time to renew your membership! Two ways to accomplish this: either in person at the meeting or online on our website under the “Join the SD Chapter” tab. The renewal fee is $25.

Thank you again to all our SFPE-SD corporate sponsors for our chapter.

Platinum Level Sponsors

                                                                                             

 

 

SFPE-San Diego June 8th Lunch Meeting @ 11:30 am – Topic NFPA 25

Speaker:

Bruce Lecair, Associate Director of Regional Operations, Southwest Regional Manager with National Fire Sprinkler Association

Topic:

Update on the Significant Changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.

Bio:

Bruce Lecair is the Associate Director West and Southwest Regional Manager for NFSA. He has an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration.  Bruce was awarded the 2010 Cal Fire Partnership Award for superior performance and outstanding contribution demonstrating the ability to work in a cooperative partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for his efforts in the initial adoption of the California Fire Sprinkler Regulation.  This past March, he was awarded the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Prevention Division – Southern Section William E Fox Award in recognition of service, leadership, and constant dedication to the Fire Service, the safeguarding of life, and fire protection. Bruce is the 10th recipient of the Award.

Bruce wrote the request for action to the California Office of the State Marshal on behalf of the California members of  the NFSA when contractors were experiencing fines for the discharge of water during NFPA Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.  He was a member of the OSFM Work Group that wrote the Water-based Fire Protection Systems Discharge Best Practices Manual, the OSFM Automatic Extinguishing Systems Advisory Group, the NFPA 25 Work Group and served on all 3 of the Residential Study Groups during the adoption of the Statewide Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirement.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – June 8th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

Pay Ahead


Your Membership Level



Thank you again to all our SFPE-SD corporate sponsors for our chapter.

Platinum Level Sponsors

                                                                                         

April 2017 Board Meeting

SFPE SD,

This is a reminder that This Thursday (April 20th) will be the SFPE Board meeting held at the office of tk1sc. If you are interested in a board position or becoming more involved with the Chapter please attend the board meeting. The meeting is open to all members, but please RSVP to Derek Duval (dduval@tk1sc.com) as Lunch will be provided.

Don’t forget to register to our golf tournament in cooperation with SDFPA on May 8th. For more information please see the link on our webpage: http://sfpesandiego.org/golf-tournament/

Board Meeting Date: Thursday 4/20/2017

Time: 11:30-1 PM

Location:

tk1sc

4755 Eastgate Mall

San Diego, CA 92121

Please RSVP by Wednesday to Derek Duval (dduval@tk1sc.com).

New Job Posting – PAE Engineering

Experienced

USA-OR-Portland

Full Time

4 Year Degree

Engineering

Who We Are:

PAE is a pioneering mechanical and electrical engineering firm that continually sets the bar for sustainability in the built environment. From our offices in Portland, Eugene, Seattle, and San Francisco, we employ an integrated and responsive approach to project design that balances the environmental, economic, and social goals of every client we work with. PAE promotes a work environment that encourages creative problem-solving and the sharing of ideas through an open office environment and a culture of continuing education. Our portfolio includes more than 130 LEED rated or registered projects as well as dozens of projects that have either achieved or are pursuing the Living Building Challenge, Architecture 2030, Carbon Neutral, and Net Zero Energy / Net Zero Water status. A Triple Bottom Line firm, PAE’s success is measured not only by profit, but by our commitment to the environment, our employees, and our communities.

Our Culture:

At PAE, we like to think of ourselves as a little bit different from most engineering firms. Here’s why:

  • We care intensely about envisioning and creating sustainable building systems, and work every day to break new ground in the world of sustainable design.
  • We have a closer affinity to the visions of the architects we work with than more engineers we’ve met. We understand the need for beauty as well as practicality.
  • We value creativity as much as we value precision, which is to say, we value both a great deal.
  • We understand that visionary people the people we want to hire need to experience the world in order to change the world, and we try very hard to support that need.

We are a firm that values and respects our staff, fosters an environment that encourages learning and growth, and is committed to the success of our clients.

 The Job:

Lead Mechanical Engineer, Fire Protection. The following job description is a general summary of duties typically performed in this position. It is not all-inclusive and is not an employment contract. PAE employees are expected to perform duties as assigned by management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project team leadership and management
  • Active participant in firm leadership and management
  • Able to effectively communicate design options to a diverse stakeholder group
  • Completes the project within the budget and schedule
  • Extensive knowledge of engineering systems, codes, and other disciplines
  • Provide training and development for staff
  • Determine preliminary fire/domestic water requirements for various building types
  • Evaluate water flow test results to determine if adequate pressure and flow is available or if fire pump is required
  • Update master specifications and standards, and improve company processes
  • Develops client relationships
  • Specify appropriate fixed fire protection systems, i.e. automatic fire detection and suppression to support fire engineering design solutions

Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Inspires and motivates staff
  • Leads and manages projects successfully and profitably
  • Serve as a technical resource for the company
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Limited AutoCad/Revit
  • Engineering calculation and performance simulation software

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering for discipline work.
  • Knowledge of NFPA standards
  • Requires a minimum of three-five years industry experience

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Salary:

Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience and to include a generous benefits package. Additional information about our highly-competitive benefits and additional company perks can be found at: http://pae-engineers.com/careers/benefits.

PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.