IPBSA-SF May Chapter Meeting: Passive Survivability

IPBSA-SF May Chapter Meeting: Passive Survivability

IBPSA USA - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Event - Passive Survivability and Thermal Resilience

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Location: Integral Group, 427 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Fee: Professionals: $10. Students: free


WEBINAR LINK: Webinar attendees do not need to RSVP:


Webinar ID and audio information will be sent via email once you have registered above. 


6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Networking 

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm - Presentation and Roundtable Discussion

Drinks & light snacks provided. 


Nikola Kravik, Project Management Lead, Integral Group

Nikola is Project Management Lead with Integral Group’s Oakland HQ. He brings over 10 years of experience in the buildings AEC sector. He has excellent communication skills and carries the attitude of a team player to all his projects and diversified clients ranging from Architects, Developers, Building owners and State and local Government officials. Nikola has worked on over 150 LEED certified projects, including twelve Platinum certified projects. He has also been a key member on the design team of dozen and completed four Zero Net Energy projects including: Packard Foundation in Palo Alto, Pier 15 Exploratorium and IDEAS Office building in San Jose.

Nikola has expertise in sustainable and resilient building design for high profile projects, ranging in type from the two billion dollar new Stanford Hospital to Disney Hawaii, a 1.2 million square foot resort and spa. He is proficient in multiple software programs, including: IESve; Equest; Epro; Trace 700; Revit-Auto CAD; Design Builder; Energy+; gbXML and Open Studio/Sketch Up. Recently he has managed the development of the SFO’s first of a kind ZNE Ready building for the Consolidated Administration Campus as part of Airports ZNE Campus 2020 goal. Key climate change and resilience factors alike flood level plains near the Airport, temperature rise, noise and light pollution in the growing city and infrastructure and environmental consequences of climate change are most discussed topics within our AEC local industry that’s looking forward 50-100 yrs!

Nikola is incoming ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter President and on the IBPSA USA Bay Area committee for the past 5 years. He is also part of the Sponsorship Committee for the World Simulation conference 2017, coming in San Francisco, August 7-9th at the Hyatt Embarcadero. http://www.buildingsimulation2017.org/

The hardest, but most fulfilling model role that Nikola has is being a father of three children that enjoy the outdoors to the fullest-hoping to ski all summer at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe-ironically a debate: Did Lake Tahoe got most snow on record 2016-2017 because of Climate change or it was random nonstop snow fall in December and January and somewhat February? You draw your own conclusions on how we as intellectuals are going to impact our Climate and show resiliency to natural and human-made extreme situations.

Zahraa Saiyed, Mar Structural Design / Scyma Design

Zahraa Saiyed is a research associate with MIT’s Urban Risk Lab, a structural designer at Mar Structural Design and co-founder of Scyma Design + Consulting for climate-ready, resilient and sustainable built environments and communities. Zahraa’s work in disaster risk reduction includes projects with the Urban Risk Lab and the World Bank in Peru, Haiti and San Francisco. In addition, she is a research fellow with the City of San Francisco’s Earthquake Safety Implementation Program on shelter-in-place and building safety for post-disaster scenarios in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Her research interests include projective analysis of operations and resource management in city-wide disaster response and recovery, including aspects of disaster debris management and sheltering provisions. Zahraa has taught architecture and building technology at several universities, and has most recently lectured at Stanford University in the Geophysics department for a multi-disciplinary course, Disasters, Decisions and Development, focused on tsunami risk reduction in Indonesia. 

Her work in building science includes daylighting and thermal envelope analysis for both domestic and international projects, with the intention to bridge structural and energy performance through single-site and regional building simulation. Driven by interdisciplinary collaboration towards awareness of risk reduction and sustainable design, Zahraa sits on the board of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute of Northern California, the IBPSA-San Francisco Bay Area board, and is a member of AIA's Resilience Education Working Group. Zahraa holds a B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in Building Technology and an M.Eng in Structural Engineering from M.I.T. with coursework from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Design. 

DESCRIPTION:  Learn about resilient, sustainable building design with an open forum on thermal resilience and passive survivability. Speakers will review LEED Pilot Credits for Resilient Design intended to encourage designers, planners and owners to proactively plan for potential impacts of natural disasters or other building stressors for improved, long-term building performance. Additionally, case studies will be presented along with technical overview of modeling for thermal resilience. Join in on this relevant discussion, and share your experience at the IBPSA-SF Roundtable!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017