5th Forensics Congress

Posted On November 20, 2009

 Mike Lester and Rob McGraw both attended the 5th Congress on Forensic Engineering (http://content.asce.org/conferences/forensics2009/)in Washington DC, where Mike presented Failure of a Church Fresco: The Engineering of Art vs. The Art of Engineering.

Both Mike and Rob attended an advanced workshops and technical sessions focussed around the state-of-the-art in forensic engineering and investigations.  Topics discussed included ethics, soil failures, wind damage, water damages, structures failure and reapair, immiediate response to disasters, vibrations and blasting, wood trusses, hurricanes, and tornadoes to name a few.  

The Congress activities and program schedule aid professional engineers in developing “practices and procedures to reduce the number of such failures, to disseminate information on failures and their causes, to provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations, and to provide guidelines for ethical conduct in forensic engineering” as described by the website of the ASCE Technical Council of Fore sic Engineering (http://www.ascetcfe.org/)  


Written by Rob McGraw

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