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Day One: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
11:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Day Two: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
11:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Casey K. Hemmatyar
Structural Forensic Engineering Day One
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Examining the Role of Forensic Engineering
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
Understanding the Forensic Engineering Process
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
Organizing the report
Evaluating sample reports
Structural Forensic Engineering Day Two
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Understanding Causes of Structural Failures
Lessons learned from historic failures
Deterioration and degradation
Forensic Examination of Structures
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
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 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
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of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).
President, Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Global (PSFEG)
As a forensic, structural and civil engineer and expert consultant with over three decades of experience, Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive services for defendants and plaintiff attorneys on construction litigation matters in single and class-action lawsuits at both the state and federal levels. His understanding of core legal concepts has enabled him to effectively assist his attorney clients. Mr. Hemmatyar brings diversified experience in structural and civil engineering design and in forensic engineering, investigation and evaluation. He also conducts research and has assisted in development of building codes and standards, and has supervised construction of domestic and international projects. Mr. Hemmatyar’ s experience includes specialized structures and new buildings as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits and upgrades to existing structures. He has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation and damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance-related matters. Mr. Hemmatyar actively presents continuing education lectures to audiences of engineers, architects and contractors on topics of structural and forensic engineering throughout the United States. He has been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high-profile agencies. Currently, Mr. Hemmatyar directs PSFEG, and has served as director for SEAOSC in 2011-2013. He has been interviewed by public media including H2 History Channel (episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse).
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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: 07/13/2023
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