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Presenter: James D'Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Hyatt Place Poughkeepsie
2165 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-632-3100

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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 - 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
   Design errors
   Defective construction
   Material deficiencies
   Excessive loadings
   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


Using Forensic Engineering Information

   Examining the forensic engineering report
   Impact of forensic engineering information on post-failure disputes
   Use of forensic engineering information in mediation, arbitration and litigation
   The forensic engineer as consultant, expert and witness


Ethical Issues in Structural Engineering

   Design responsibilities that are exclusively duties for engineers
   Practicing only in areas of competence
   Adopting new materials/techniques: due diligence
   Duty to disclose potential problems

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours
     Including 1.0 Ethics Hour

Architects
     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 continuing education hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to see complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable 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.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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:

James D'Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse

Mr. D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York State (SEAoNY). Mr. D’Aloisio is a member of ASCE/SEI’s Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee, and he is a member of Committee ACI 318-N. He is a trained infrared thermographer. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Specialties include detailing to minimize structural thermal bridging, the use of alternative structural systems and design approaches that can reduce the CO2 emissions of structures and foundations. Mr. D’Aloisio has been involved in numerous special inspection projects, including developing statements of special inspections, performing inspections, and facilitating discrepancy resolutions. He has also performed over 150 structural forensic investigations, and he has presented over 300 times.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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 seven-hour live lecture presentation examines design and construction practices to prevent construction failures, the causes of structural failures, the forensic engineering process, the forensic examination of structures, using forensic engineering information, and ethical issues in structural engineering.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of building codes and code compliance, and they will be able to explain the legal, economic, and HSW impacts of construction failures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the and describe the common causes of structural failures, including design errors, material deficiencies, defective construction excessive loading, and deterioration and degradation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the forensic examination process of steel, wood, concrete, and masonry structures and the importance of load testing of existing structures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how forensic engineering information and reports can be used to learn from past engineering and design failures.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss ethical issues that are related to the design practice, including practicing only in areas of competence, adopting new materials and techniques, and disclosing potential problems in the design process.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structural design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/20/2022

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.