Ivey Engineering, Inc., (IEI), a forensic analysis and expert witness firm, announced the addition of Dr. Daniel N. Bak, a fire and life safety expert witness, to its team of consultants. Bak is also a fire protection consultant.
As a senior consultant, Bak’s responsibilities include fire protection forensic investigation, analysis and expert witness testimony. He also performs site inspections, testing, research and cost analysis. Additional skills Daniel will utilize include performing fire modeling of various fires in different occupancies. Bak is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Bak started his career as a fire protection designer over 35 years ago. He has experience in design and specification of fire and life safety systems, code consultation and fire modeling. Additionally, Bak has experience as an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), working as an AHJ for the Orange County Fire Authority in Orange County, California.
Bak has over five years of international fire engineering experience, having worked for companies in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Japan. He also taught graduate courses and served as a research assistant, lecturer and associate assistant professor while attending university.