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 - 4:30 pm
Introductions & Backgrounds
Examining the Role of Forensic Engineering
Definition of forensics and structural failure
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 and Reviewing Forensic Engineering Reports
Identifying the report’s purpose and its audience
Organizing the report
Evaluating sample reports
Understanding Causes of Structural Failures
Material deficiencies, deterioration, and degradation
Testing for material Issues
Forensic Examination of Structures
Investigation of steel structures
Investigation of wood structures
Investigation of concrete structures
Investigation of masonry and building facades
Using Forensic Engineering Information in Litigation
Presenting forensic engineering information as an expert witness
Offering testimony as an expert witness
Who Should Attend
6.0 Continuing Ed. Hours
6.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
6.0 AIA LU|HSW
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Continuing education is not mandatory in Connecticut.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.
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 engineers and architects.
This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for required continuing education credit.
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.
Victor Popp, PE, MS, CSL
Principal, VPopp Inc.
Mr. Popp is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Colorado. He also holds an unrestricted construction supervisor and home inspector license (in Massachusetts). Mr. Popp provides expert technical consulting services based on over three decades of broad-based mechanical and structural engineering experience. He has developed state-of-the-art custom machinery, structures and systems, and he has performed engineering management and consulting services for a wide variety of clients, applications, and industries. These include the consumer, aerospace, materials, testing, biomedical, automotive, and construction markets. Mr. Popp has experience in state-of-the-art design and manufacturing, in production and research and development environments. He has also performed forensic and failure analysis investigations of material and product failures as well as structural engineering analysis. Mr. Popp holds a master’s of science degree in Administrative Studies from Boston College, a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a certificate in Engineering Management Development from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has also completed other PhD and master’s level engineering course work including bio-mechanical engineering, CAD, thermodynamics, and numerical analysis at UMASS and at Northeastern University. As a result of his extensive professional experience and education, Mr. Popp has been an invited presenter at the University of Fair Haven’s Graduate School of Forensic Engineering and at the National Academy of Forensic Engineers Annual Convention.
|Online Tuition (pre-registration):
|3 or more People:
Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 examines the role of forensic engineering, the forensic engineering process and report preparation, causes of structural failures, the forensic examination of structures, and the use of forensic engineering information in litigation.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review the impact of codes and standards for structures, and will be able to determine the legal and economic consequences of structural failures.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the forensic engineering process, including the investigation, research, and determination of causality.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify the appropriate procedures for investigating the condition of steel, wood, concrete, and masonry structures.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe 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.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/23/2022
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to email@example.com 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.