Forensic Engineering Second Edition

Author: Kenneth L. Carper
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420037021
Format: PDF, ePub
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This edition of Forensic Engineering updates the original work with new case studies and investigative techniques. Contributors to the book are the foremost authorities in each area of specialization. These specialty areas include fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic accidents, civil engineering and transportation disasters, and environmental systems failures. Each chapter includes discussions of guidelines, techniques, methods, and tools employed in accident investigation and analysis. In addition, the book contains vital information on forensic photogrammetry, the planning and writing of reports, and the presentation of evidence as an expert witness in traditional litigation. The book also analyzes the role of the forensic engineer in the evolving methods of alternate dispute resolution. Overall, Forensic Engineering is a tremendously valuable reference for forensic experts practicing in all engineering fields, as well as design and construction professionals, attorneys, product manufacturers, and insurance professionals. It is also as an excellent supplemental text for engineering and law students.

Construction Schedules Analysis Evaluation and Interpretation of Schedules in Litigation and Dispute Resolution 4th Edition

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1578233208
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Fourth Edition of Construction Schedules examines the use of construction schedules in resolving disputes over contract time extensions and the economic consequences of such, and takes an in-depth look at the only lasting opinions that count in this litigious arena. These opinions are the ones expressed by the United States court system and other third party neutrals across the world. Construction schedules are now globally used and analyzed to establish and prove opposing positions when projects are completed later than promised, occurrences that are attributable to a multitude of causes during the construction process. Entitlement to equitable adjustments due to changed conditions is now argued across the globe and American court opinions are the linchpin landmarks for neutral decision makers. The current edition of Construction Schedules reflects the current thinking of the courts and suggests how parties and their attorneys should prepare and proceed in litigation, arbitration, or mediation. For anyone involved or potentially involved in construction schedule litigation and/or dispute resolution, this work is the required starting point and reference.

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Author: Robert Ratay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071633413
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Most Complete and Up-to-Date Resource on Forensic Structural Engineering Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field. The design and construction process Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations Standard of care and duty to perform First steps and legal concerns after a failure Engineering investigation of failures Origins and causes of failures Loads and hazards Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication Defects, deterioration, and durability Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations Litigation and dispute resolution The expert consultant and witness

Forensic Engineering

Author: Brian S. Neale
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727730947
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Forensic engineering encompasses any engineering discipline that has the potential to be used for the technical investigation of failures. This volume presents papers from leading experts on how to learn from failures of constructed environments (from serviceability to catastophic), and on the implications for construction professionals.

Civil Engineer s Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: Karen Hansen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470901649
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A well-written, hands-on, single-source guide to the professional practice of civil engineering There is a growing understanding that to be competitive at an international level, civil engineers not only must build on their traditional strengths in technology and science but also must acquire greater mastery of the business of civil engineering. Project management, teamwork, ethics, leadership, and communication have been defined as essential to the successful practice of civil engineering by the ASCE in the 2008 landmark publication, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century (BOK2). This single-source guide is the first to take the practical skills defined by the ASCE BOK2 and provide illuminating techniques, quotes, case examples, problems, and information to assist the reader in addressing the many challenges facing civil engineers in the real world. Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice: Focuses on the business and management aspects of a civil engineer's job, providing students and practitioners with sound business management principles Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting, globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies Offers proven methods for balancing speed, quality, and price with contracting and legal issues in a client-oriented profession Includes guidance on juggling career goals, life outside work, compensation, and growth From the challenge of sustainability to the rigors of problem recognition and solving, this book is an essential tool for those practicing civil engineering.

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice

Author: Gary L. Lewis
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784475409
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sponsored by the Forensic Engineering Practice Committee of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This report provides the fundamentals of developing a practice that includes forensic engineering. Within the broad field of civil engineering, forensic engineering involves the investigation of performance, difficulties, or failures of buildings, structures, pipelines, foundations, airplanes, manufacturing equipment, vehicles, bridges, flood control facilities, and other engineered products. This report covers five general topics important to the practice of forensic engineering. "Qualifications" addresses commonly accepted education and experience requirements for forensic engineers. Various aspects of federal and state law are cited with an expanded section on admissibility. and disqualifications are discussed. "Investigations" shows the typical aspects of physically carrying out a forensic investigation, such as the handling of evidence for subsequent courtroom presentation. "Ethics" fulfills a professional charge to promulgate guidelines for ethical behavior of the forensic engineer. "Legal" gives a brief overview of the court system as it applies to the construction industry, including the role of the forensic engineer as an expert witness. "Business" describes the nontechnical management side of forensic engineering practices; the marketing of forensic engineering services within an acceptable ethical scheme is encouraged.

Forensic Engineering

Author: Kevin L. Rens
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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These proceeding contain the papers presented at the Second Forensic Congress held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-23, 2000. These papers cover forensic engineering subjects related to research, practice, and education. Within these broad categories, a number of topics are explored including: 1) Becoming an effective expert; 2) Kansas City Hyatt Collapse, a retrospective; 3) Unusual failures; 4) Insurance and Risk; 5) Non-Destructive Testing; 6) Natural Disasters; 7) Forensic Engineering Practice; 8) Bridge Performance; 9) Temporary Structures; 10) Facade Failures; 11) Education Issues; 12) Foundation Failures; and 13) Sick Buildings. This collection provides design professionals, researchers, educators, and students with a wealth of technical information regarding the status and progress of forensic engineering. A good balance between theoretical concepts and practical applications is presented.

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

Author: Alessio Pipinato
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128004878
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As known, each bridge presents a unique set of design, construction, and maintenance challenges. The designer must determine the appropriate methods and level of refinement necessary to design and analyze each bridge on a case-by-case basis. The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance encompasses the state of the art in bridge design, construction, maintenance, and safety assessment. Written by an international group of experts, this book provides innovative design approaches used in various parts of the world and explores concepts in design, construction, and maintenance that will reduce project costs and increase structural safety and durability. Furthermore, research and innovative solutions are described throughout chapters. The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance brings together the specific knowledge of a bevy of experts and academics in bridge engineering in the areas of design, assessment, research, and construction. The handbook begins with an analysis of the history and development of bridge aesthetics and design; various types of loads including seismic and wind loads are then described, together with fatigue and fracture. Bridge design based on material such as reinforced concrete, prestressed reinforced concrete, steel and composite, timber, masonry bridges is analyzed and detailed according to international codes and standards. Then bridge design based on geometry, such as arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridges, is illustrated. This is followed by a discussion of a number of special topics, including integral, movable, highway and railway bridges, together with seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundations, and case studies. Finally, bridge construction equipment, bridge assessment retrofit and management, bridge monitoring, fiber-reinforced polymers to reinforce bridges, bridge collapse issues are covered. Loads including seismic and wind loads, fatigue and fracture, local effects Structural analysis including numerical methods (FEM), dynamics, risk and reliability, innovative structural typologies Bridge design based on material type: RC and PRC, steel and composite, timber and masonry bridges Bridge design based on geometry: arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridges Special topics: integral, movable, highway, railway bridges, seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundations Construction including construction case studies, construction equipment, bridge assessment, bridge management, retrofit and strengthening, monitoring procedures

Geotechnical Applications

Author: Anirudhan I.V.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811303681
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical applications and case histories, covering topics such as (i) shallow and deep foundations; (ii) stability of earth and earth retaining structures; (iii) rock engineering, tunneling, and underground constructions; (iv) forensic investigations and case histories; (v) reliability in geotechnical engineering; and (vi) special topics such as offshore geotechnics, remote sensing and GIS, geotechnical education, codes, and standards. The contents of this book will be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers alike.