Structural Forensic Engineering
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Introduction to the Forensic Engineering Process
August 3, 2016, 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
August 3, 2016, 1:30 – 3:30 PM CDT
Deterioration and degradation
Combination of causes
Identifying the report’s purpose and its audience
Organizing the report
Recommendations, when appropriate, and why
References and support documentation
Evaluating sample reports
Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation
August 4, 2016, 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
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
6.0 HSW Contact Hours
(AIA: 6.0 HSW LUs)
HalfMoon Education is an AIA-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885). Architects please note that the Proposal and Technical Writing series will not be offering HSW credits and may be for information purposes only in states that require all HSW coursework. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. All of the courses in these series offer PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Check each listing for the specific number of PDHs offered. 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. 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.
James A. D’Aloisio , P.E. LEED APPrincipal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse
Mr. 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 and 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. 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 he has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations. He has presented over 300 times.