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Presenter: Michael Drerup, P.E., F.ASCE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Part 1, Wednesday August 12, 2020
10:00 am – 1:45 pm CDT (incl. two 15-min. breaks)

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



Part 2, Thursday, August 13, 2020
10:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (incl. two 15-min. breaks)

Understanding Causes of Structural Failures

   Material deficiencies
   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



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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     7.0 PDHs

Architects:
     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
     .7 CEUs (Building)



Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
      New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

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)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).

Speakers:

Michael Drerup, P.E., F.ASCE

Michael Drerup, P.E., F.ASCE, has 25 years of structural engineering and building technology experience, with an emphasis on the performance, maintenance, repair and retrofit of existing buildings and structures. He has planned and directed field and laboratory studies to evaluate the performance and durability of a variety of building systems, components, and materials, including structural systems, facades, and flooring. Mr. Drerup often works closely with specialists in other disciplines to assemble and manage teams tailored for larger and more complex assignments. He has also investigated numerous damage claims resulting from a variety of natural and man-made causes, including earthquakes, weather events, explosions, fire, impact, construction activities, and defective design or construction. Mr. Drerup has served as an expert witness in numerous cases, and has testified at deposition, trial, and mediation. He has served on ASCE’s Forensic Engineering Division since 2001, and recently completed his term as Division Chair. During that time, he has led the development of continuing education seminars for engineers and architects, chaired ASCE’s Fifth Congress on Forensic Engineering in Washington, DC. Mr. Drerup has also represented ASCE internationally, including sponsored trips to forensic engineering conferences in India and Guatemala, and collaboration with the Institution of Forensic Engineers in the United Kingdom. He has served as a reviewer for ASCE’s Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities for more than 15 years, and he was guest editor for a special topic issue on non-destructive evaluation of existing buildings and infrastructure. Mr. Drerup regularly publishes and presents on a range of topics including technical issues, professional practice, and architectural and engineering history.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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 Online

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines the role of forensic engineering, the forensic engineering process, preparing and reviewing forensic engineering reports, causes of structural failures, forensic examination of structures, and forensic engineering in determining fault.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe common causes of structural failures, including design errors, defective construction, material deficiencies, excessive loading, and deterioration and degradation.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the forensic engineering process for failures and explain how this information is used.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the forensic engineering examination of of failures in steel, wood, concrete, and masonry structures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss how steel, wood, concrete, and masonry structures are examined and what the forensic expert is looking for, so the learner can increase her/her understanding of causation in each type of material.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/09/2022

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.