Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 5:00 pm
Designing and Constructing to Prevent Failures
Importance of standards and codes
Design professional duties and the design process
Understanding the standard of care
Legal and economic impacts of failures
Purpose of forensic engineering
Understanding Causes of Structural Failures
Lessons learned from historic failures
Deterioration and degradation
Understanding the Forensic Engineering Process
Documenting the failure
Conducting investigation and research
Test protocols and tests
Determining causation and responsibility
Learning from failure
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
After the Forensic Investigation: The Dispute and Its Resolution
Your role in the dispute: engineers, architects and contractors as experts
Types of dispute resolution: settlement conferences, mediations,
arbitrations, and court proceedings
Managing your part of the dispute after it’s over
Who Should Attend
7.0 Public Protection PDUs/HSW CE hours
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 Public Protection PDUs/HSW continuing education hours to architects in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Georgia.
This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). 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), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.
This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board for mandatory continuing education.
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.
Frank Davis, EIt
Project Manager with Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Davis graduated from Georgia Technical Institute in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering and serves as a project manager with Haight Davis & Associates, Inc. The majority of his experience, however, comes from over 20 years in the construction industry. Mr. Davis was originally trained as a construction equipment operator in both the US Navy and the US Army, starting in 1990, but was soon promoted to a supervisory position, directing and managing construction projects in various countries. After serving on active duty for over 10 years, Mr. Davis worked as a construction foreman and a superintendent in the Atlanta area, gaining more hands-on skills in the field of construction. His practical knowledge of construction and engineering issues has provided him with a solid foundation as an engineer. Mr. Davis is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Institute of Roofing (RCI), and he is a Level II design professional with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC).
Maureen L. Davis, PE
Principal at Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.
Ms. Davis is a consulting engineer with extensive experience in the field of construction. Her forte is investigative and forensic engineering. More particularly, she specializes in construction defect evaluations, construction management, structural failure analysis, repair specifications for defective buildings, water leakage of buildings, and litigation support in construction disputes, including expert witness testimony. Ms. Davis has testified in more than 100 trials, depositions and arbitrations and is often utilized as a third party engineer in disputes. Ms. Davis received both her bachelor of science and master of science degrees in Civil Engineering (Construction Option) from North Carolina State University located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a veteran of the US Army, having spent 17 years on active and reserve status. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Georgia and is a Level II design professional with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC). Ms. Davis is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Institute of Roofing (RCI). Ms. Davis is also an ASTM International E-58 Committee member and a member of Order of the Engineer and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.
Edward C. Haight, PhD, PE
Consultant with Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Haight has been a consulting engineer for most of his professional life. Although he is now semi-retired, he continues to share his vast knowledge of construction by teaching seminars and serving as a consultant for various organizations. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering and a master of science degree in Engineering Mechanics from Louisiana State University. He obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Mechanics from Georgia Technical Institute. As a result of his experience in owning building and development companies in Louisiana and Georgia for over 17 years, he offers expert witness testimony in a number of areas in those fields, all of which involve construction technology. His specialty is construction defect claims. He has testified in over 250 trials, arbitrations, and depositions, and has served as both a mediator and an arbitrator in construction disputes.
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