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Presenter: Casey Hemmatyar

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

A two-day webinar series!

 
Day One Agenda - June 15, 2020, 11:00 am - 2:30pm CDT

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




Day Two Agenda - June 16, 2020, 11:00 am - 2:30pm CDT

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 structure



Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.


Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.


Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)


Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more


For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Architects
     Non-Credit for CA Architects
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs*

International Code Council
     .6 CEUs (Building)

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

* Continuing education not
mandatory in California


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to California architects and engineers. This course will qualify for architect and professional engineer continuing education in all states with CE requirements.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this activity for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information.

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.

The International Code Council has approved this activity for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. Credit approval is not being sought in any state with a contractor 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:

Casey Hemmatyar

President, Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Global (PSFEG)

As a forensic, structural and civil engineer and expert consultant with over three decades of experience, Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive services for defendants and plaintiff 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 and in forensic engineering, investigation and evaluation. He also conducts research and 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 actively presents continuing education lectures to audiences of engineers, architects and contractors on topics of structural and forensic engineering 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, Mr. Hemmatyar directs PSFEG, and has served as Director for SEAOSC in 2011-2013. He has been interviewed by public media including H2 History Channel (episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse).

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 six-hour live lecture presentation examines the role of forensic engineering, the forensic engineering process, forensic engineering reports, the causes of structural failures, and the forensic examination of structures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review the impact of codes and standards on 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 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 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: 07/19/2022

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.