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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

   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
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

   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

Credits

Architects:
     6.0 HSW Contact Hours
     (AIA: 6.0 HSW LUs)

Engineers:
     6.0 PDHs

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Speakers

James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP

James D’Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP Principal 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, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. 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 has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations. He has presented over 300 times.

There are 3 Courses in This Seminar

Introduction to the Forensic Engineering Process

Introduction to the Forensic Engineering Process

August 3, 2016 Webinar James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP
Causes of Failures and the Forensic Engineering Report

Causes of Failures and the Forensic Engineering Report

August 3, 2016 Webinar James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP
Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation

Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation

August 4, 2016 Webinar James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP