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Forensics Engineering Conference

February 23 - 24, 2017

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

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Course # EN17018
Date(s) February 23 - 24, 2017
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: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Matthew; The New London, TX Explosion and How it Changed Everything; Structural Health Monitoring; How Forensics Engineering is Still Influencing New Design; Utilizing Drones in Structural Evaluations; and Concrete under the Microscope – Petrographic Methods in Forensics Investigations.

Other interesting topics include case studies of problems and failures, construction issues that lead to failures, case histories in geotechnical forensics engineering, and engineering ethics. A powerhouse of case studies and best practices from a full spectrum of industries, organizations, and reference points will also be showcased. Click here to view the detailed conference agenda.

Topics & Instructor information

  • New London, TX Explosion: It Changed Everything - David Fowler
  • Wind and Wave: Recent Lessons from Matthew - Terry Taylor
  • Case Studies of Problems and Failures - Randall Poston
  • How to Prepare for an Aggressive Cross - Rudy Robinson
  • Structural Health Monitoring - Narendra Gosain
  • Fire and Explosions Investigations - John Wlascinski
  • Utilizing Drones in Structural Evaluations - Wesley Oliphant
  • Construction Issues that Lead to Failures - Richard Ballou
  • How Forensics Engineering is Still Influencing New Design - Zachary Kates
  • Concrete Case Studies - Ramon Carrasquillo
  • Case Histories in Geotechnical Forensics Engineering - Patrick Kinsella
  • Recent Studies in Building Failures - Ryan Chancey
  • Tower Cranes and Air Rights: Whose Air is It? Anyway? - Jim Wiethorn
  • Concrete under the Microscope—Petrographic Methods in Forensics Investigations - David Rothstein
  • Engineering Ethics - Lance Kinney

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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

Hotel Information

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