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Presenter: Collins O.Y. Ofori-Amanfo, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Break:                                 12:00 - 1:00 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm 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


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

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.


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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW CE Hours 
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers:

Collins O.Y. Ofori-Amanfo, PE

Mr. Collins O.Y. Ofori-Amanfo, P.E., is a board certified diplomate forensic engineer and is the owner and principal engineer of Collins Forensics LLP. Prior to establishing Collins Forensics LLC, Mr. Ofori-Amanfo previously worked for many years at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), the Illinois Department of Transportation and Twin City Testing Corporation. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana and his M.S. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Mr. Ofori-Amanfo is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska and Illinois. His broad-based experience includes investigation of collapsed structures, investigation of construction defects and damage, investigation of condensation in building envelopes, evaluation of roof and wall leakage, field water spray testing of windows, and assessment of wind and hail damage to buildings. His work also involves giving expert testimony and assisting attorneys in resolving disputes over construction and materialsrelated problems. Mr. Ofori-Amanfo has been an instructor at HalfMoon Education, Inc.’s Structural Forensic Engineering Continuing Education Seminars in Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, Iowa and Nebraska.

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 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers the role of forensic engineering in design and construction, the forensic engineering process, understanding forensic engineering reports, causes of structural failure, the forensic examination of structures, and the use of forensic engineering information in arbitration, litigation and mediation.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the importance of good design and code compliance in the design of structures and be able to describe the legal and economic impacts of failures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the forensic engineering process and how forensic engineering reports are prepared, including documenting the failure, conducting investigations, testing protocols and testd, determining causation and responsibility, organizing the report, and learning from failures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify common causes of structural failures, including material deficiencies, design errors, construction errors, excessive loading, and deterioration and degradation.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the forensic engineering examination of steel, wood, concrete, masonry, building facades, and the load testing and instrumentation of existing buildings.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/03/2022

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.