Agenda

Overview of the Role of Forensic Engineering
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PMCDT

   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

Forensic Engineering Process and Forensic Engineering Report
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 PM CDT

   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

Causes of Structural Failures
Friday, April 17, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Material deficiencies

   Design errors

   Construction errors

   Excessive loadings

   Deterioration and degradation

Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation
Friday, April 17, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 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

   Forensic engineering information in litigation

      • 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

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Credits

Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Architects
     7.0 HSW CE Hours

ICC
     .7 CEUs (Building)

AIA
     7.0 LU|HSW

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Speakers

Collins O. Y. Ofori-Amanfo, P.E.

Owner and Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer, Principal Engineer

Mr. Ofori-Amanfo’s broad-based experience includes investigation of collapsed structures, investigation of construction defects and damage, investigation of condensation in building envelopes, evaluation of roof and wall leakage, field water spray testing of windows, and assessment of wind and hail damage. His work also involves giving expert testimony and assisting attorneys in resolving disputes over construction and materials-related problems. Prior to establishing Collins Forensics LLC, Mr. Ofori-Amanfo previously worked for many years at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), the Illinois Department of Transportation, and Twin City Testing Corporation. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana and his M.S. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Mr. Ofori-Amanfo is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Overview of the Role of Forensic Engineering

Overview of the Role of Forensic Engineering

April 16, 2020 Webinar Collins O. Y. Ofori-Amanfo
Forensic Engineering Process and Forensic Engineering Report

Forensic Engineering Process and Forensic Engineering Report

April 16, 2020 Webinar Collins O. Y. Ofori-Amanfo
Causes of Structural Failures

Causes of Structural Failures

April 17, 2020 Webinar Collins O. Y. Ofori-Amanfo
Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation

Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation

April 17, 2020 Webinar Collins O. Y. Ofori-Amanfo