Forensics Engineering Conference Feb 8 - 9, 2024 attend in person or online

Feb. 8, 2024 8 a.m. – 5:20 p.m. CT

Feb. 9, 2024 8 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. CT

UT Austin — Pickle Research Campus

David Fowler, Ph.D., Lead Faculty

$550 Online

Faculty, Student and Group Discounts

1.5 CEUs and Digital Badge Credential

For the past 18 years, the Forensics Engineering Conference at UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has brought together the best of academia and industry for an exciting exchange on advances in forensics engineering. This year’s 2024 Conference topics span real-world case studies and lessons from significant structural forensic failures to ethical issues regarding duties and opportunities to warn. Sessions are presented by industry and academic engineering experts.

The 2024 Forensics Engineering Conference is designed for civil and architectural engineers, as well as civil engineering and mechanical engineers. This year UT engineering students can attend online for FREE.

The conference is held online.

Registration closes at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday February 7.

Thurs. and Fri.
Feb. 8 - Feb. 9, 2024
8 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. CT Online $550 Registration is closed

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Conference Sessions

  • 3 Garages, 3 Repairs – How Stakeholders Influence Repair Design
  • Forensic Engineering in the Northeast
  • The Crucial Role of Forensic Engineering in Subrogation Litigation
  • The Minnesota I-35 Bridge Collapse
  • Sampling Methodologies for Forensic Investigations
  • Just Add Water: A Concept & Case Study Exploration of Water in the Built Environment
  • Duty to Warn
  • Predicting the Future: How Fitness for Service Evaluation was Used to Determine the Fate of Damaged Industrial Equipment
  • A Legal Perspective for Forensic Engineers: Case Studies in Contracts and Negligence
  • The Practice of Forensic Engineering in Academia
  • CROSS-US – Opportunities to Warn
  • Hurricane Harvey Flood Damage to Corporate Campus
  • ANO-Slight Change-Big Disaster: Arkansas Nuclear One
  • Evaluation of a Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower


View list of speakers and abstracts.


View the full agenda here.

Participant Profile

  • Design Structural Engineers
  • Forensics Engineers
  • Engineers in materials laboratories
  • Architects interested in technical issues
  • Foundation Engineers
  • Engineers in public service
  • Engineers-in-Training
  • Engineers involved in building envelopes
  • Civil Engineering faculty and students

CEUS/Certificate/Digital Badge

Attendees will earn a digital badge and 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), including one hour of ethics. Attendees must attend the entire conference to earn CEUs and the digital badge.

CEUs are applicable towards the continuing education requirements for PE license renewal in Texas. These hours may also be applicable towards license renewal requirements in other states.

More information on continuing education requirements for PE license renewal:


"Very well-prepared presentations. Interesting historical information highlighted the difference in project development using early engineering concepts compared to technology available today." 

"Dr. Karl Frank was one of the best presentations of the entire conference. Real-world examples we can learn from! Case study presentations like this are the best."

"Great case studies to show use of FRP is more general than just confining columns that need strengthening! The information is useful and educational! These presentations are good exposure to unknown areas of Forensics." 

"Dr. Fowler continues to provide the best continuing education offered." 

"This conference has always been informative. I would recommend it to all levels of engineers and architects because it calls attention to many issues often overlooked which can end up being significant to project success." 

"Knowledgeable presenters speaking about real-word issues in a manner that I can relate to." 

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