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Presenter: Michael J. Drerup, P.E., FASCE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-665-6666

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:45 pm


Examining the Role of Forensic Engineering

   Causes and consequences of structural failures
   Importance of good design
   Impact of codes and standards
   Legal and economic impacts of failures
   Results and consequences of forensic engineering


Understanding the Forensic Engineering Process

   Documenting the failure
   Conducting investigation and research
   Test protocols and tests
   Determining causation and responsibility
   Learning from failure


Preparing the Forensic Engineering Report

   Identifying the report’s purpose and its audience
   Examining content
   Organizing the report
   Evaluating sample reports


Understanding Causes of Structural Failures

   Material deficiencies
   Design errors
   Construction errors
   Excessive loadings
   Deterioration and degradation


Forensic Examination of Structures

   Investigation of steel structures
   Investigation of wood structures
   Investigation of concrete structures
   Investigation of masonry and building facades
   Load testing and instrumentation of existing structures


Using Forensic Engineering Information in Litigation

   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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CPC Credits/PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 CPC credits/PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors; it has not been approved in any state that has a contractor continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Michael J. Drerup, P.E., FASCE

Michael J. Drerup, P.E., F.ASCE, has nearly 20 years of structural engineering and building technology experience, with an emphasis on the performance, maintenance, repair, and retrofit of existing buildings and structures. He has planned and directed field and laboratory studies to evaluate the performance and durability of a variety of building systems, components, and materials, including structural systems, facades, and flooring. Mr. Drerup often works closely with specialists in other disciplines to assemble and manage teams tailored for larger and more complex assignments. He has also investigated numerous damage claims resulting from a variety of natural and man-made causes, including earthquakes, weather events, explosions, fire, impact, construction activities, and defective design or construction. Mr. Drerup has served as an expert witness in numerous cases, and he has testified at deposition, trial, and mediation.

Mr. Drerup has served on ASCE’s Technical Council on Forensic Engineering for 13 years, and recently completed his term as council chair. During that time, he has led the development of continuing education seminars for engineers and architects, chaired ASCE’s Fifth Congress on Forensic Engineering in Washington, DC, and served on the steering committee for the Sixth Congress in San Francisco. Mr. Drerup has also represented ASCE internationally, including two sponsored trips to forensic engineering conferences in India, and collaboration with the Institution of Forensic Engineers in the United Kingdom. He has served as a reviewer for ASCE’s Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities for more than 10 years, and he was guest editor for a special topic issue on non-destructive evaluation of existing buildings and infrastructure. Mr. Drerup regularly publishes and presents on a range of topics including technical issues, professional practice, and architectural and engineering history.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

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