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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT
Presented by: Collins Ofori-Amanfo, P.E.
- Overview of Structural Failures
- Construction Defects and Failures
- Facade Problems
- Collapse of Brick Facades
- Bending and Buckling Failures
- Soils and Foundations
- Forensic Investigation Of Structural Failures
- Examining the Role of Forensic Engineering in Construction Disputes
- Collapse Case Histories
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This is approved for 6.0 HSW learning unites. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
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The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:
6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)
Collins Ofori-Amanfo, P.E.Owner and Principal Engineer at Collins Forensics LLC
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.
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HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
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AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Course Title: Causes of Structural Failures in Buildings
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This six-hour course will investigate four different categories of structural failures in buildings: compressive and tensile failures, bending and buckling failures, shear failures, and foundation failures caused by soils.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the components at risk of compressive and tensile failure, discuss the causes and related testing and inspections, analyze designs that reduce these types of failures, and evaluate repair, retrofit, and replacement options.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the components at risk of bending and buckling failure, discuss the causes and related testing and inspections, analyze designs that reduce these types of failures, and evaluate repair, retrofit, and replacement options.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify the components at risk of shear failure, discuss the causes and related testing and inspections, analyze designs that reduce these types of failures, and evaluate repair, retrofit, and replacement options.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to evaluate soil conditions, identify improper drainage and plumbing leaks, and assist in site preparation.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with structural design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/28/2026
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