Examining Common Construction Defects and Failures
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Collins Ofori-Amanfo, P.E.
Analyzing defects and failures for methodology and causality
• Site selection and engineering
• Building design
• Foundation design and construction
• Design and construction of floors, walls and roofing
• Exploring defects and failures in mechanical and electrical systems
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Collins Ofori-Amanfo P.E.
Owner and principal engineer of Collins Forensics LLP
Mr. Ofori-Amanfo’s broad-based experience includes 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 to roofing materials. 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 and Illinois.
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Course Title: Examining Common Construction Defects and Failures
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines common causes of construction defects and failures, including site selection and engineering, building design, foundation design and construction, design and construction of floors, walls and roofing, and mechanical and electrical systems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe an effective overall methodology for analyzing the causes of construction defects and failures.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to analyze a construction defect and failure, and theorize if it is related to site selection and engineering.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to analyze a construction defect and failure, and theorize if it is related to the design and construction of the foundation, building, or floors, walls or roofing.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to analyze common defects and failures in mechanical and electrical systems.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 01/12/2025
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