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Presenter: James A. D'Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP, BD+C

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Introduction to the Forensic Engineering Process
Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

   Forensic engineering vs. design engineering

   Objective perspective vs. bias

   Documenting the failure

   Conducting investigation and research

   Test protocols and measurements

   Putting background information in perspective

   Determining causation and responsibility

   Proving and disproving failure theories

   Learning from failure


Causes of Failures and the Forensic Engineering Report
Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 PM CDT

   Material deficiencies

   Design errors

   Construction errors

   Excessive loadings

   Deterioration and degradation

   Combination of causes

   Identifying the report’s purpose and its audience

   Examining content

   Organizing the report

   Recommendations, when appropriate, and why

   References and support documentation

   Evaluating sample reports


Forensic Examination of Structures and Use in Litigation
Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

   Investigation of steel structures

   Investigation of wood structures

   Investigation of concrete structures

   Investigation of masonry and building facades

   Foundation failures

   Load testing and instrumentation of existing structures

   Examining the nature of post-failure conflicts and disputes

   Understanding the use of forensic engineering information
      in arbitration, litigation and mediation

   Presenting forensic engineering information as an expert witness

   Expert witness qualifications

   Offering testimony as an expert witness




Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.


Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.


Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.


GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.12 (Sierra)

Web Browser:
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

Internet connection:                   Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps                       2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Architects:
     6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:
     6.0 HSW LUs

Engineers:
     6.0 PDHs



Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885) and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of continuing education hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (1232). Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and HSW LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for available credit approval.

Speakers:

James A. D'Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP, BD+C

Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse
Mr. D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Consulting Engineers Council of New York State (CEC-NYS). Mr. D’Aloisio is chair of the Sustainability Committee of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute. He is a trained infrared thermographer. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Specialties include detailing to minimize structural thermal bridging, the use of alternative structural systems and design approaches that can reduce the CO2-e emissions of structures and foundations. Dr. D’Aloisio has been involved in numerous special inspection projects, including developing statements of special inspections, performing inspections, and facilitating discrepancy resolutions. He has also performed over 100 structural forensic investigations, and he has presented over 100 times.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.