Causes of Failures and the Forensic Engineering Report
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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
2.0 HSW Contact Hours
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James A. D’Aloisio , P.E. LEED APPrincipal 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.