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Forensics Engineering Conference

February 11 - 12, 2016

Topics covered in this conference will focus on lessons learned from hurricanes, building envelopes, structural failures, foundation issues, and other case studies.

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Course # EN16012
Date(s) February 11 - 12, 2016
Time(s) Thursday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Instructor(s) David Fowler

Registration Fee: $650.00

Senior, Group, Government & Student Discounts Available. Contact Conference Coordinator.

CEUs 1.5
Location West Pickle Research Building
Auditorium, Room 1.118
3925 West Braker Lane
Austin, TX 78759
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This annual conference brings together the best of academia and industry for an exciting exchange on forensics engineering. This year's conference features new topics including: Revisiting Katrina, Ike and Dolly; Sudden Damage; Failures Related to Details; Performance of Repaired Structures Subjected to Fire; Shallow Foundation Repairs; Thermally Induced Cracking's and Performance; Capturing Evidence Using 3-D Video and Structural Issues in Wood Structures.

Other hot topics include lessons learned from hurricanes, building envelopes, as well as structural and foundation failures. Studying failures is one of the best ways for professionals to learn and to prevent from making the same mistakes. A powerhouse of case studies and best practices from a full spectrum of industries, organizations, and reference points will also be showcased.

New Topics & Instructors:

  • What Can We Learn from Failures? - David Fowler
  • Corrosion Prevention by Protective Coatings - Stephen Foster
  • Use of Computer Modelling for Fire Forensic Analysis - Ofodike Ezekoye
  • Building Failures: Root Causes vs. Symptoms - Pat Sullivan
  • Our New Building Isn't All it was Cracked up to Be(or is it?) - Mark Walsh
  • A Case Study: Investigation and Remediation of a Municipal Government Facility that was indeed All Cracked Up - Ryan Chancey
  • Being An Effective Expert Witness - Stewart Whitehead
  • Condition Assessment of St. Louis Arch - Aaron Sterns
  • Case Studies of Problems and Failures - Randall Poston
  • Does Evidence of ASR Today Equal ASR? - Ramon Carrasquillo
  • Several Topics in Forensic Engineering - Jim Wiethorn
  • Case Studies in Geotechnical Engineering - Dean Read
  • A Sludge Tank, Marquee Sign, Light Pole and Crane Support Frame that Couldn’t: Forensic Study - Narendra Gosain
  • Stopping the Freight Train: Preventing Future Failures During Design and Construction - David Nicastro
  • Engineering Ethics - C. W. Clark

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

Earn 1.5 CEUs – including ETHICS. This is an ideal opportunity for PEs to satisfy ALL the Texas license renewal requirements for the year.

“As an entry-level engineer, I found all presentations eye-opening & educational. The presentations really introduced me to the different aspects of forensics engineering. I believe the conference had enough varied content for both seasoned & new engineers..”
– past participant

"All the presentations were good and had value as either a refresher or new information"
-Robert Grury

Past attendees of our Forensics Engineering Conference praise “the diversity of the course material in addition to top notch professionals” and “the incredible amount of experience and information shared by both the instructors and participants.”

"Great conference! The best I've attended! Very well executed and interesting. Will attend again."
-Jenny Palady

“The case studies were extremely interesting, but they were interspersed with good real-world application presentations.”
– past participant

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