Agenda

Introduction to the Forensic Engineering Process
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Forensic engineering vs. design engineering

   Objective perspective vs. bias

   Documenting the failure

   Conducting investigation and research

   Test protocols and measurements

   Putting background information in perspective

   Determining causation and responsibility

   Proving and disproving failure theories

   Learning from failure


Causes of Failures and the Forensic Engineering Report
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30 PM CDT

   Material deficiencies

   Design errors

   Construction errors

   Excessive loadings

   Deterioration and degradation

   Combination of causes

   Identifying the report’s purpose and its audience

   Examining content

   Organizing the report

   Recommendations, when appropriate, and why

   References and support documentation

   Evaluating sample reports


Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation
Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Investigation of steel structures

   Investigation of wood structures

   Investigation of concrete structures

   Investigation of masonry and building facades

   Foundation Failures

   Load testing and instrumentation of existing structures

   Examining the nature of post-failure conflicts and disputes

   Understanding the use of forensic engineering 
      information in arbitration, litigation and mediation

   Presenting forensic engineering information as an expert witness

   Expert witness qualifications

   Offering testimony as an expert witness

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

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Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)


Web Browser:

Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+


Internet connection:                   Hardware: 

Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more

Credits

Architects: 
     6.0 HSW Contact Hours

AIA: 
     6.0 HSW LUs

Engineers: 
     6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. 

Speakers

James A. D’Aloisio , P.E. LEED AP

Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse

James D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and Massachusetts. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York State (SEAoNY). Mr. D’Aloisio is a member of ASCE/SEI’s Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee, where he currently serves as co-chair of the Thermal Bridging Working Group. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Mr. D’Aloisio has performed structural condition reviews of over 15 million square feet of buildings and has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations. He has presented over 400 times. 

There are 3 Courses in This Seminar

Introduction to the Forensic Engineering Process

Introduction to the Forensic Engineering Process

May 4, 2017 Webinar James A. D’Aloisio
Causes of Failures and the Forensic Engineering Report

Causes of Failures and the Forensic Engineering Report

May 4, 2017 Webinar James A. D’Aloisio
Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation

Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation

May 5, 2017 Webinar James A. D’Aloisio