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SFPE SD Meeting Reminder – Thursday October 16, 2016 (This week)

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.

Speaker:

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.

Bio:

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.

 Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – Oct. 18th, 2018 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30 AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00 PM:  Speaker

1:00 PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

 

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SFPE SD Meeting Update : June 7th, 2018 – Mark Your Calendar

Hi SFPE SD Members,

The SFPE SD Chapter is pleased to announce that the speaker for our June meeting will be Kelly Eisenstein the Assistant Deputy Director in the Building Construction and Safety Division of the Development Services in the City of San Diego. She will be talking about changes to the City of San Diego Fire Protection related publications, fees, interpretations, and current issues at our June 7th Chapter meeting.

Also, a reminder that our annual elections will be held during this month’s meeting. If you or someone you know is interested in a position, please nominate them! Also, there can be more than one nomination for a position, so do not be discouraged if there is already someone nominated. You can be nominated the day of the meeting.

Positions that will be voting on at the June 7th meeting:

President

  • Current Nominations: David Philips (currently serving as Administration)

Administration

  • Current Nominations: Michael Koermer (currently serving as Operations)

Programs

  • Current Nominations: Derek Duval (currently serving as Programs)

Operations

  • Current Nominations: William Fletcher (Coffman)

Web chair

  • Current Nominations: Joseph Cervantes (currently serving as web and treasurer)

Social Media

  • Current Nominations: Blake Johnson

Secretary

  • Current Nominations: Ariel Nunez (Currently serving as Secretary)

Membership

  • Current Nominations: Roland Gutierrez (currently serving as Membership)

Speaker:

Kelly Eisenstein, P.E. – Assistant Deputy Director in Building Construction and Safety Division at City of San Diego

Topic:

Changes to the City of San Diego Fire Protection related publications, fees, interpretations, and current issues.

Bio:

Kelly Eisenstein is the Assistant Deputy Director in the Building Construction and Safety Division of Development Services Department in the City of San Diego.  Prior to working at the City, Kelly was the Operations Manager of the San Diego office of Rolf Jensen and Associates, Inc.  She has been a working in the field of fire protection for the past 17 years after graduating University of Maryland’s Fire Protection Engineering program.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988

Date:  Thursday – June 7th, 2018 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule:

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting


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SFPE SD May Meeting Update

The SFPE SD Chapter is pleased to announce that the speaker for our May 10th meeting will be David Phillips from Coffman Engineers Inc to present “Experiences in Design and Special Inspection of Smoke Control Systems”.

Also, a reminder that our annual elections will be held at our next month’s meeting. If you or someone you know is interested in a position, please nominate them!

Board Positions that will be open:

– President

– Administration

– Programs

– Operations

– Web chair

– Social Media

Speaker:

David Phillips, P.E. – Fire Protection Engineer at Coffman Engineers

Topic:

Experiences in design and special inspection of smoke control systems.

Bio:

David Phillips is a Fire Protection Engineer with Coffman Engineers. Davidhas six years of experience working in the fire protection and code consulting arena. His experience includes conceptual design and special inspections of smoke control systems, building and fire code consulting, engineering judgements, alternative materials and methods, and time-based egress analysis. David’s project experience includes residential and commercial high-rises, atriums, existing buildings, special amusement, and airport

Location

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988

Date:  Thursday – May 10th, 2018 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.

 

SFPE San Diego April Meeting Update

Happy Spring SFPE SD Members,

Our Golf Tournament was a success and want to thank all our sponsors and those who participated on the beautiful Friday.

Our next meeting will be on TUESDAY April 10th. We will be holding a joint meeting with the San Diego Fire Protection Association! SFPE San Diego is pleased to announce that our speaker will be Matt Klaus from NFPA and will be presenting on the major updates to next edition of NFPA 13. Additionally, he will talk about some new certifications offered by NFPA for designers and engineers.

It is important that you please RSVP as we need to make sure we have the capacity for all of our attendees, either by visiting our website or sending an email to dduval@tk1sc.com

Speaker:

Matt Klaus – Principal Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA

Topic:

Matt will present on the major changes to the next edition of NFPA 13 and some new designer certificates provided by NFPA.

Bio:

Matt Klaus is a Principal Fire Protection Engineer at the National Fire Protection Association, where he is responsible for NFPA documents addressing commissioning, integrated system testing and automatic sprinkler systems. Mr. Klaus has extensive international fire protection engineering consulting experience where he was a project manager for projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kenya, and Great Britain, as well as projects across the United States.  His experience includes designing and commissioning fire protection systems including smoke control systems, suppression systems and fire alarm systems.

Mr. Klaus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Klaus is a member of the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society.

Location

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988

Date:  Tuesday – April 10th, 2018 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

 

Your Membership Level



Hope you can join us!

All the best,

Derek Duval

SFPE SD President

 

 

 

UPDATED SFPE SD Meeting Update – Thursday Feb 8, 2018

Hi SFPE SD Members,

The SFPE SD Chapter is pleased to announce that the speaker for our February meeting will be Nathan Wittasek from Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc to present “Up in Flames: An Examination of Exterior Façade Fires in High-Rise Buildings” at our February 8th Chapter meeting.

As a reminder, SFPE-SD will be hosting our own Golf Tournament on Friday March 16th, 2018 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.

Speaker:

Nathan Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEEP AP, CASp – Principal- Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc

Topic:

The topic of the presentation will be on Up in Flames: An Examination of Exterior Façade Fires in High-Rise Buildings. This presentation provides an overview of some recent façade fires, U.S. fire testing and code requirements pertaining to combustible facades systems, as well as an overview of resources.  Make sure to   bring any relevant questions that you may have.

Bio:

Nate is a Principal and Vice President at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.  Nate has twenty years of experience working in the fire protection and regulatory arenas.  Nate brings a practical approach to the fire protection engineering field that reflects his diverse training and experiences in academia, codes consulting for both new and existing facilities, performance-based fire protection engineering, accessibility, and the fire service.  His experience includes failure analysis, fire engineering, systems design and building codes consulting for commercial and infrastructure projects in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  Nate has specialized in fire life safety systems and approaches that are used in assembly venues, tall buildings, cultural heritage facilities, and historic structures. Nate is a registered fire protection engineer in California and Nevada. He is a member of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network, the fire safety committee for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and is a regular instructor for the American Institute of Architects, where he focuses on regulatory issues, building, fire and zoning codes as well as accessibility.

 

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – Feb. 8th, 2018 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.