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Day One: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
10:00 am – 1:45 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Thursday, January 14, 2021
10:00 am – 1:45 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)
(please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time)
Presented by James D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP
Structural Forensic Engineering Day One
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:45 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)
Designing and Constructing to Prevent Failures
Building codes – history and relevance
Contemporary, archaic, and uncommon structural systems
Hierarchy of authority
Design engineering vs. forensic engineering
Understanding Causes of Structural Failures
Lessons learned from historic failures
Improper usage or modification
Deterioration and degradation
Combination of causes
Understanding the Forensic Engineering Process
Definition of forensic engineering
Documenting the failure
Conducting investigation and research
Test protocols and measurements
Determining causation and responsibility
Learning from failure
Structural Forensic Engineering Day Two
Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:45 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)
Understanding the Forensic Engineering Process, Continued
Forensic Examination of Structures
Investigation of steel structures
Investigation of wood structures
Investigation of concrete structures
Investigation of masonry and building facades
Investigation of foundation failures
Load testing and instrumentation
Using Forensic Engineering Information
Examining the forensic engineering report
Impact of forensic engineering information on post-failure disputes
Use of forensic engineering information in mediation, arbitration and litigation
The forensic engineer as consultant, expert and witness
Ethical Issues in Structural Engineering
NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey
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This course is approved by the International Code Council for .7 CEUs in the specialty
area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).
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, and he is a member of Committee ACI 318-N. He is a trained infrared thermographer. 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. Specialties include detailing to minimize structural thermal bridging, the use of alternative structural systems and design approaches that can reduce the CO2 emissions of structures and foundations. Mr. D’Aloisio has been involved in numerous special inspection projects, including developing statements of special inspections, performing inspections, and facilitating discrepancy resolutions. He has also performed over 150 structural forensic investigations, and he has presented over 300 times.
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Course Title: Structural Forensic Engineering
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines Strategies to design and construct buildings to prevent failures, understanding the causes of structural failures, the forensic engineering process, the forensic examination of structures, and how to use forensic engineering information.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the causes of structural failures, including design errors, defective construction, material deficiencies, excessive loading, improper usage or modification, deterioration and degradation, or a combination of causes.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the forensic engineering process, including the conducting of an investigation and research, test protocols and measurements, determining causation and responsibility, and learning from failure.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the basics of investigations structures made of steel, wood, concrete, masonry and building facades.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss how to exam a forensic engineering report and how the information contained in it is used
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with structural design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/01/2023
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