Forensic Engineering 2012

Forensic Engineering 2012
Author: Anthony M. Dolhon,Michael J. Drerup,Alicia Díazde León,Joshua B. Kardon,Derrick S. Hancock,Shen-en Chen
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 1400
Release: 2012-11-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0784412642

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Proceedings of the Sixth Congress on Forensic Engineering, held in San Francisco, California, October 31-November 3, 2012. Sponsored by the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This collection contains 144 peer-reviewed papers presenting findings intended to help forensic engineers develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, disseminate information on failures, and provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and for ethical conduct. Topics include: bridges; building envelopes; critical infrastructure; design practices; disaster risk management; education; emerging technologies; fires; floods; flooring; geotechnical failures; hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme winds; investigative methodologies; practices to reduce failures; professional practice; research and testing; residential construction; and structural failures. This will be valuable to engineers, researchers, educators, and students involved in forensic engineering.

Learning from Construction Failures

Learning from Construction Failures
Author: Peter Campbell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2001-12-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 047039949X

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Much of the knowledge used to design, build, and operate engineered facilities and products is gained by learning from failures. As catastrophic building failures become ever more costly, this book helps readers understand key issues, from determining the causes of failure and isolating failed parts to lessening personal liability through proper contracting, planning, and management.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Kenneth L. Carper
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1998-01-27
Genre: Law
ISBN: UVA:X004146101

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Forensic Engineering, first published in 1989, comprehensively summarizes forensic activity and failure investigation in engineering, providing illustrative case studies and investigative techniques. Contributors are the foremost authorities in such fields as fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic accidents, civil engineering, transportation disasters, and environmental systems failures - demonstrating the diverse spectrum of forensic experience. The book outlines the nuts-and-bolts aspects of forensic engineering as well as examines specific details for improving investigative procedures and analytical techniques. Forensic Engineering also describes methods in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, and more. Richly illustrated with case studies from various fields, each chapter includes guidelines, techniques, methods, and tools for accident investigation and analysis. The text includes vital information on using forensic photogrammetry, planning and writing reports, serving as an expert witness in traditional litigation, and resolving disputes. Providing proven formulas and thought-provoking concepts, Forensic Engineering enables forensic experts in all engineering fields, design and construction professionals, attorneys, product manufacturers, insurance professionals, and engineering and law students to maximize their investigative skills and litigation abilities.

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
Author: Gary L. Lewis
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0784475407

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Sponsored by the Forensic Engineering Practice Committee of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This report provides the fundamentals of developing a practice that includes forensic engineering. Within the broad field of civil engineering, forensic engineering involves the investigation of performance, difficulties, or failures of buildings, structures, pipelines, foundations, airplanes, manufacturing equipment, vehicles, bridges, flood control facilities, and other engineered products. This report covers five general topics important to the practice of forensic engineering. "Qualifications" addresses commonly accepted education and experience requirements for forensic engineers. Various aspects of federal and state law are cited with an expanded section on admissibility. and disqualifications are discussed. "Investigations" shows the typical aspects of physically carrying out a forensic investigation, such as the handling of evidence for subsequent courtroom presentation. "Ethics" fulfills a professional charge to promulgate guidelines for ethical behavior of the forensic engineer. "Legal" gives a brief overview of the court system as it applies to the construction industry, including the role of the forensic engineer as an expert witness. "Business" describes the nontechnical management side of forensic engineering practices; the marketing of forensic engineering services within an acceptable ethical scheme is encouraged.

Forensic Engineering 2009

Forensic Engineering 2009
Author: Shen-en Chen
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 823
Release: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0784410828

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This proceedings contains 82 papers presented at the 5th ASCE Forensic Engineering Congress, held in Washington, D.C., November 11 14, 2009. The conference was sponsored by the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering whose mission is to develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, to disseminate information on failures, and to provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and for ethical conduct. Forensic Engineering 2009: Pathology of the Built Environment includes papers that examine case studies, investigation approach and methodology, expert witnessing, ethics, standard of care, non-destructive evaluation, and education in forensic engineering. This book will be valuable to engineers, professionals, researchers, educators, and students involved in forensic engineering.

Beyond Failure

Beyond Failure
Author: Norbert J. Delatte
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0784409730

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Norbert Delatte presents the circumstances of important failures that have had far-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice, organized around topics in the engineering curriculum.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Stephen E. Petty
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2021-09-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000414479

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Serving as a comprehensive resource that builds a bridge between engineering disciplines and the building sciences and trades, Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures, Second Edition provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering. Focusing on investigations associated with insurance industry claims, the book describes methodologies for performing insurance-related investigations, including the causation and origin of damage to residential and commercial structures and/or unhealthy interior environments and adverse effects on the occupants of these structures. Edited by an industry expert with more than 40 years of experience and contributors with more than 100 years of experience in the field, the book takes the technical aspects of engineering and scientific principles and applies them to real-world issues in a nontechnical manner. The book provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in and derived from thousands of forensic engineering investigations. FEATURES Covers 24 topics in forensic engineering based on thousands of actual field investigations Provides a proven methodology based on engineering and scientific principles, experience, and common sense to determine the causes of forensic failures pertaining to residential and commercial properties Includes references to many codes, standards, technical literature, and industry best practices Illustrates detailed and informative examples utilizing color photographs and figures for industry best practices as well as to identify improper installations Combines information from a multitude of resources into one succinct, easy-to-use guide This book details proven methodologies based on over 10,000 field investigations in which the related strategies can be practically applied and appreciated by both professionals and laymen alike.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Brian S. Neale
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2001
Genre: Design
ISBN: 0727730940

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Forensic engineering encompasses any engineering discipline that has the potential to be used for the technical investigation of failures. This volume presents papers from leading experts on how to learn from failures of constructed environments (from serviceability to catastophic), and on the implications for construction professionals.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Stephen E. Petty
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 806
Release: 2017-12-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781439899748

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A comprehensive resource that builds a bridge between engineering disciplines and the building sciences and trades, Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering. With a focus on investigations associated with insurance industry claims, the book describes methodologies for performing insurance-related investigations including the causation and origin of damage to residential and commercial structures and/or unhealthy interior environments and adverse effects on the occupants of these structures. Edited by an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience, and authors with more than 100 years of experience in the field, the book takes the technical aspects of engineering and scientific principles and applies them to real-world issues in a non-technical manner. It provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in, and derived from completing thousands of forensic engineering investigations. It begins with providing a baseline methodology for completing forensic investigations and closes with advice on testifying as an expert witness. Much of what must be known in this field is not learned in school, but is based upon experience since recognizing the cause of a building system failure requires a blending of skills from the white collar and blue collar worlds. Such knowledge can be vital since failures (e.g., water entry) often result from construction activities completed out of sequence.. This book details proven methodologies based on over 7,000 field investigations, methodologies which can be followed by both professionals and laymen alike.

Construction Failure

Construction Failure
Author: Jacob Feld,Kenneth L. Carper
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1996-12-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0471574775

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First published in 1968, Jacob Feld's Construction Failure has longbeen considered the classic text on the subject. Retaining all ofthe key components of Feld's comprehensive exploration of the rootcauses of failure, this Second Edition addresses a multitude ofimportant industry developments to bring this landmark work up todate for a new generation of engineers, architects, andstudents. In addition to detailed coverage of current design tools,techniques, materials, and construction methods, ConstructionFailure, Second Edition features an entire chapter on theburgeoning area of construction litigation, including a thoroughexamination of alternative dispute resolution techniques. Like theoriginal, this edition discusses technical and procedural failuresof many different types of structures, but is now supplemented withnew case studies to illustrate the dynamics of failure in actiontoday. Jacob Feld knew thirty years ago that in order to learn from ourmistakes, we must first acknowledge and understand them. With thisrevised volume, Kenneth Carper has ensured that Feld'snow-posthumous message will continue to be heard for years tocome. Jacob Feld's comprehensive work on failure analysis has now beenskillfully amended to address current design and constructiontools, materials, and practices. Building on the first edition'speerless examination of the causes and lessons of failure,Construction Failure, Second Edition provides you with expandedcoverage of: * Technical, procedural, structural, and nonstructural failures * Natural hazards, earthworks, soil and foundation problems, andmore * Reinforced, precast and prestressed concrete, steel, timber,masonry, and other materials * Responsibility and litigation concerns, dispute avoidance, andalternative dispute resolution techniques * Construction safety issues * Many different types of structures, including dams andbridges Construction Failure has as much to teach us today as it did thirtyyears ago. This revised volume is an essential resource for designengineers, architects, construction managers, lawyers, and studentsin all of these fields.

Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage

Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage
Author: David B. Peraza,William L. Coulbourne,Morgan Griffith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2014
Genre: Building, Stormproof
ISBN: 0784413711

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This publication provides civil engineers with the background and guidance necessary to conduct engineering damage investigations of structures following hurricanes, focusing particularly on distinguishing between wind damage and water damage.

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
Author: Robert Ratay
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2009-11-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780071633413

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The Most Complete and Up-to-Date Resource on Forensic Structural Engineering Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field. The design and construction process Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations Standard of care and duty to perform First steps and legal concerns after a failure Engineering investigation of failures Origins and causes of failures Loads and hazards Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication Defects, deterioration, and durability Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations Litigation and dispute resolution The expert consultant and witness

Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects

Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects
Author: Donald Charrett
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2021-12-23
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781000505702

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Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects provides unique and invaluable guidance on the role of contracts in construction and engineering projects. The work explores various aspects of the intersection of contracts and construction projects involving the work of engineers and other professionals engaged in construction, whether as project managers, designers, constructors, contract administrators, schedulers, claims consultants, forensic engineers or expert witnesses. Compiling papers written and edited by the author, refined and expanded with additional chapters in this new edition, this book draws together a lifetime of lessons learned in these fields and covers the topics a practising professional might encounter in construction and engineering projects, developed in bite-sized chunks. The chapters are divided into five key parts: 1. The engineer and the contract 2. The project and the contract 3. Avoidance and resolution of disputes 4. Forensic engineers and expert witnesses, and 5. International construction contracts. The inclusion of numerous case studies to illustrate the importance of getting the contract right before it is entered into – and the consequences that may ensue if this is not done – makes this book essential reading for professionals practising in any area of design, construction, contract administration, preparation of claims or expert evidence, as well as construction lawyers who interact with construction professionals.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Colin Gagg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-02-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000038125

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Forensic Engineering: The Art and Craft of a Failure Detective synthesizes the current academic knowledge, with advances in process and techniques developed in the last several years, to bring forensic materials and engineering analysis into the 21st century. The techniques covered in the book are applied to the myriad types of cases the forensic engineer and investigator may face, serving as a working manual for practitioners. Analytical techniques and practical, applied engineering principles are illustrated in such cases as patent and intellectual property disputes, building and product failures, faulty design, air and rail disasters, automobile recalls, and civil and criminal cases. Both private and criminal cases are covered as well as the legal obligation, requirements, and responsibilities under the law, particularly in cases of serious injury or even death. Forensic Engineering will appeal to professionals working in failure analysis, loss adjustment, occupational health and safety as well as professionals working in a legal capacity in cases of produce failure and liability—including criminal cases, fraud investigation, and private consultants in engineering and forensic engineering.

Perspectives in Civil Engineering

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Author: Jeffrey S. Russell
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0784475385

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This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's Sesquicentennial. Written by the leading practitioners, educators, and researchers of civil engineering, each of these peer-reviewed papers explores a particular aspect of civil engineering knowledge and practice. Each paper explores the development of a particular civil engineering specialty, including milestones and future barriers, constraints, and opportunities. The papers celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the profession in all facets of practice, including construction facilities, special structures, engineering mechanics, surveying and mapping, irrigation and water quality, forensics, computing, materials, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, and transportation engineering. While each paper is unique, collectively they provide a snapshot of the profession while offering thoughtful predictions of likely developments in the years to come. Together the papers illuminate the mounting complexity facing civil engineering stemming from rapid growth in scientific knowledge, technological development, and human populations, especially in the last 50 years. An overarching theme is the need for systems-level approaches and consideration from undergraduate education through advanced engineering materials, processes, technologies, and design methods and tools. These papers speak to the need for civil engineers of all specialties to recognize and embrace the growing interconnectedness of the global infrastructure, economy, society, and the need to work for more sustainable, life-cycle-oriented solutions. While embracing the past and the present, the papers collected here clearly have an eye on the future needs of ASCE and the civil engineering profession.