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Presenter: Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Livonia, MI

Livonia Marriott
17100 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: 734-462-3100

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 - 5:00 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

   Conducting investigation and research
   Determining causation and responsibility
   Learning from failure
   Applying effective QA/QC to avoid failures


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

   Wind and weather
   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
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Architects
     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Provider No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA/CES 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 seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a 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:

Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC

Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer and roof consultant. His over 20 years of experience includes civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, field investigation, and project management, and 13 years of experience specific to forensic engineering and the investigation and analysis of building damage and failures. Mr. Fratinardo has designed numerous new buildings, building additions, building renovations, and mechanical platforms and supports. He has designed and analyzed roof, wall and floor framing systems utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction. Mr. Fratinardo has vast expertise in commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, educational and residential building damage investigations, including on-site investigations after 25 different tornado events, and Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence. He has legal experience in depositions, arbitration hearings and trials. He has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations, including on an array of topics in forensic engineering, structural engineering and building codes for HalfMoon Education Inc., in multiple states since 2014. Mr. Fratinardo graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, and he also holds a master of engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.

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 course 7.0 hour live lecture presentation covers the role of forensic engineering, the forensic engineering process, forensic engineering reports, causes of structural failures, and how forensic engineering is used in litigation.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the forensic engineering process, how causation and responsibility are determined, and how to learn from failures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the forensic investigation processes for steel, wood, concrete, and masonry structures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the causes and economic consequences of structural failures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify causes of structural failures, which are material deficiencies, design errors, construction errors, excessive loading, and deterioration/degradation.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of structural design.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/25/2022

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.