Agenda

Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 4:00 pm

Examining the Role of Forensic Engineering

   Causes and consequences of structural failures

   Importance of good design

   Impact of codes and standards

   Legal and economic impacts of failures

   Results and consequences of forensic engineering

Understanding the Forensic Engineering Process

   Documenting the failure

   Conducting investigation and research

   Test protocols and tests

   Determining causation and responsibility

   Learning from failure

Preparing the Forensic Engineering Report

   Identifying the report’s purpose and its audience

   Examining content

   Organizing the report

   Evaluating sample reports

Understanding Causes of Structural Failures

   Lessons learned from historic failures

   Design errors

   Defective construction

   Material deficiencies

   Excessive loadings

   Deterioration and degradation


Forensic Examination of Structures

   Investigation of steel structures

   Investigation of wood structures

   Investigation of concrete structures

   Investigation of masonry and building facades

   Load testing and instrumentation of existing structures

Credits

Architects
     6.0 HSW Contact Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

International Code Council
     6.0 Contact Hours

Contractors
     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Mexico.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsorfor architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor forarchitects and landscape architects in New York. HalfMoon Education isan approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.0 contact hours (.7 CEUs) in the specialty area of Building.

This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers

Casey K. Hemmatyar, SE

President, PSFEG Inc

As an arbitrator, structural/civil engineer, and expert forensic consultant with nearly four decades of experience, Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive expert services for defendants’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys on numerous construction litigation matters throughout the United States and Canada.

He has been retained as an expert engineer in over one hundred and fifty litigation matters on single and class-action legal cases by the U.S. government, law firms, and insurance carriers at the State and Federal levels, working with both plaintiff and defendant sides.

As an arbitrator, structural/civil engineer, and expert forensic consultant with nearly four decades of experience, Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive expert services for defendants’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys on numerous construction litigation matters throughout the United States and Canada.

He has been retained as an expert engineer in over one hundred litigation matters on single and class-action legal cases by the U.S. government, law firms, and insurance carriers at the State and Federal levels, working with both plaintiff and defendant sides.

Mr. Hemmatyar’s understanding of core engineering and legal concepts has enabled him to effectively assist a wide range of clientele. He brings diversified experience in structural and civil engineering design, and in forensic engineering, investigation, and evaluation. Mr. Hemmatyar also conducts research, has assisted in the development of building codes and standards, and has supervised the construction of domestic and international projects. His experience includes special structures and new buildings as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits, and upgrades to existing structures. Mr. Hemmatyar has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, and damage assessment services for numerous litigation and insurance-related matters.

As an arbitrator, structural/civil engineer, and expert forensic consultant with nearly four decades of experience, Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive expert services for defendants’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys on numerous construction litigation matters throughout the United States and Canada.

He has been retained as an expert engineer in over one hundred litigation matters on single and class-action legal cases by the U.S. government, law firms, and insurance carriers at the State and Federal levels, working with both plaintiff and defendant sides.

Mr. Hemmatyar’s understanding of core engineering and legal concepts has enabled him to effectively assist a wide range of clientele. He brings diversified experience in structural and civil engineering design, and in forensic engineering, investigation, and evaluation. Mr. Hemmatyar also conducts research, has assisted in the development of building codes and standards, and has supervised the construction of domestic and international projects. His experience includes special structures and new buildings as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits, and upgrades to existing structures. Mr. Hemmatyar has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, and damage assessment services for numerous litigation and insurance-related matters.

He actively presents continuing education lectures to audiences of licensed engineers, architects, and general contractors on topics of structural and forensic engineering throughout North America. Mr. Hemmatyar has been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high-profile agencies. Currently, he directs PSFEG and has served as Director for SEAOSC from 2011 to 2013. He has been interviewed by public media, including the History Channel (documentary episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse).

Actively presents continuing education lectures to audiences of licensed engineers, architects, and general contractors on topics of structural and forensic engineering throughout North America. Mr. Hemmatyar has been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high-profile agencies. Currently, he directs PSFEG and has served as Director for SEAOSC from 2011 to 2013. He has been interviewed by public media, including the History Channel (documentary episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse).

Understanding of core engineering and legal concepts has enabled him to effectively assist a wide range of clientele. Mr. Hemmatyar brings diversified experience in structural and civil engineering design, and in forensic engineering, investigation, and evaluation. He also conducts research, has assisted in the development of building codes and standards, and has supervised the construction of domestic and international projects. Mr. Hemmatyar’s experience includes special structures and new buildings as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits, and upgrades to existing structures. He has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, and damage assessment services for numerous litigation and insurance-related matters.

Mr. Hemmatyar actively presents continuing education lectures to audiences of licensed engineers, architects, and general contractors on topics of structural and forensic engineering throughout North America. He has been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high-profile agencies. Currently, he directs PSFEG and has served as Director for SEAOSC from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Hemmatyar has been interviewed by public media, including the History Channel (documentary episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse).