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Presenter: Casey Hemmatyar

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Reno, NV

Courtyard by Marriott Reno
6855 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775-851-8300

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

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 - 4:00 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

   Lessons learned from historic failures 
   Design errors 
   Defective construction 
   Material deficiencies 
   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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Architects
     6.0 HSW CEUs
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.0 HSW continuing education units/continuing education hours architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Nevada.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 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 state 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.

Speakers:

Casey Hemmatyar

Forensic Structural, Civil Engineer and Expert Consultant with Pacific Structural and Forensic Engineers Group (PSFEG Inc)

Mr. Hemmatyar has over three decades of experience and has provided extensive services for defendants’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys on construction litigation matters in single and class-action lawsuits at both the state and federal levels. His understanding of core legal concepts has enabled him to effectively assist his attorney clients. Mr. Hemmatyar brings diversified experience in structural and civil engineering design, forensic engineering, investigation and evaluation. He also conducts research and he has assisted in development of building codes and standards and has supervised construction of domestic and international projects. Mr. Hemmatyar’s experience includes specialized structures and new buildings as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits and upgrades to existing structures. He has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation and damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance related matters. Mr. Hemmatyar has been invited to lecture and present engineering seminars for structural engineers throughout the United States. He has been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high-profile agencies. Currently he directs PSFEG and has served as director for SEAOSC in 2011-2013. Mr. Hemmatyar’s assignments include facilities including schools/higher education, telecommunication, hospitals/healthcare, government, recreational, laboratories, commercial, industrial and residential structures. He is versed in the structural design of concrete, steel, timber/wood, masonry, aluminum, glass, light-gage steel and other construction materials. Mr. Hemmatyar’s work experience covers performance-based design, seismic hazard evaluation and mitigation methods as well as preparation of reports evaluating essential structures such as hospitals and health care facilities. He has been interviewed by public media including H2 History Channel (episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and KFI AM 640 Los Angeles (2016 Berkeley CA balcony collapse). Mr. Hemmatyar has provided many technical lectures, presentations and webinars to the structural, architectural and building official communities.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Structural Forensic Engineering

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This six hour live lecture presentation covers the role of forensic engineering, the forensic engineering process, forensic engineering report preparation, causes of structural failures, and forensic examination of structures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the forensic engineering process and reporting, including investigation, research, documentation, and learning from failures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to provide an overview of the investigation processes for steel, wood, concrete, and masonry structures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the causes and legal and economic consequences of structural failures, the importance of good design, and the impact of codes and standards.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the most common causes of structural failures, including design errors, defective construction, material deficiencies, excessive loading, and deterioration.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structural design and construction.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/15/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.