Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
  • Author : Kenneth L. Carper
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 394
  • Relase : 1998-01-27
  • ISBN : UVA:X004146101

Forensic Engineering Book Review:

Forensic Engineering, first published in 1989, comprehensively summarizes forensic activity and failure investigation in engineering, providing illustrative case studies and investigative techniques. Contributors are the foremost authorities in such fields as fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic accidents, civil engineering, transportation disasters, and environmental systems failures - demonstrating the diverse spectrum of forensic experience. The book outlines the nuts-and-bolts aspects of forensic engineering as well as examines specific details for improving investigative procedures and analytical techniques. Forensic Engineering also describes methods in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, and more. Richly illustrated with case studies from various fields, each chapter includes guidelines, techniques, methods, and tools for accident investigation and analysis. The text includes vital information on using forensic photogrammetry, planning and writing reports, serving as an expert witness in traditional litigation, and resolving disputes. Providing proven formulas and thought-provoking concepts, Forensic Engineering enables forensic experts in all engineering fields, design and construction professionals, attorneys, product manufacturers, insurance professionals, and engineering and law students to maximize their investigative skills and litigation abilities.

Forensic Engineering 2012

Forensic Engineering 2012
  • Author : Anthony M. Dolhon,Michael J. Drerup,Alicia Díazde León,Joshua B. Kardon,Derrick S. Hancock,Shen-en Chen
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 1400
  • Relase : 2012-11-01
  • ISBN : 0784412642

Forensic Engineering 2012 Book Review:

Proceedings of the Sixth Congress on Forensic Engineering, held in San Francisco, California, October 31-November 3, 2012. Sponsored by the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This collection contains 144 peer-reviewed papers presenting findings intended to help forensic engineers develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, disseminate information on failures, and provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and for ethical conduct. Topics include: bridges; building envelopes; critical infrastructure; design practices; disaster risk management; education; emerging technologies; fires; floods; flooring; geotechnical failures; hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme winds; investigative methodologies; practices to reduce failures; professional practice; research and testing; residential construction; and structural failures. This will be valuable to engineers, researchers, educators, and students involved in forensic engineering.

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Robert Ratay
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 688
  • Relase : 2009-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780071633413

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook Book Review:

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

Forensic Engineering
  • Author : Brian S. Neale
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0727730940

Forensic Engineering Book Review:

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.

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
  • Author : Gary L. Lewis
  • Publisher : ASCE Publications
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 0784475407

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice Book Review:

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

Forensic Engineering
  • Author : Stephen E. Petty
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 789
  • Relase : 2021-09-23
  • ISBN : 9781000414479

Forensic Engineering Book Review:

Serving as a comprehensive resource that builds a bridge between engineering disciplines and the building sciences and trades, Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures, Second Edition provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering. Focusing on investigations associated with insurance industry claims, the book describes methodologies for performing insurance-related investigations, including the causation and origin of damage to residential and commercial structures and/or unhealthy interior environments and adverse effects on the occupants of these structures. Edited by an industry expert with more than 40 years of experience and contributors with more than 100 years of experience in the field, the book takes the technical aspects of engineering and scientific principles and applies them to real-world issues in a nontechnical manner. The book provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in and derived from thousands of forensic engineering investigations. FEATURES Covers 24 topics in forensic engineering based on thousands of actual field investigations Provides a proven methodology based on engineering and scientific principles, experience, and common sense to determine the causes of forensic failures pertaining to residential and commercial properties Includes references to many codes, standards, technical literature, and industry best practices Illustrates detailed and informative examples utilizing color photographs and figures for industry best practices as well as to identify improper installations Combines information from a multitude of resources into one succinct, easy-to-use guide This book details proven methodologies based on over 10,000 field investigations in which the related strategies can be practically applied and appreciated by both professionals and laymen alike.

Forensic Engineering 2009

Forensic Engineering 2009
  • Author : Shen-en Chen
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 823
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0784410828

Forensic Engineering 2009 Book Review:

This proceedings contains 82 papers presented at the 5th ASCE Forensic Engineering Congress, held in Washington, D.C., November 11 14, 2009. The conference was sponsored by the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering whose mission is to develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, to disseminate information on failures, and to provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and for ethical conduct. Forensic Engineering 2009: Pathology of the Built Environment includes papers that examine case studies, investigation approach and methodology, expert witnessing, ethics, standard of care, non-destructive evaluation, and education in forensic engineering. This book will be valuable to engineers, professionals, researchers, educators, and students involved in forensic engineering.

Learning from Construction Failures

Learning from Construction Failures
  • Author : Peter Campbell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2001-12-28
  • ISBN : 047039949X

Learning from Construction Failures Book Review:

Much of the knowledge used to design, build, and operate engineered facilities and products is gained by learning from failures. As catastrophic building failures become ever more costly, this book helps readers understand key issues, from determining the causes of failure and isolating failed parts to lessening personal liability through proper contracting, planning, and management.

Construction Failure

Construction Failure
  • Author : Jacob Feld,Kenneth L. Carper
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 1996-12-26
  • ISBN : 0471574775

Construction Failure Book Review:

First published in 1968, Jacob Feld's Construction Failure has longbeen considered the classic text on the subject. Retaining all ofthe key components of Feld's comprehensive exploration of the rootcauses of failure, this Second Edition addresses a multitude ofimportant industry developments to bring this landmark work up todate for a new generation of engineers, architects, andstudents. In addition to detailed coverage of current design tools,techniques, materials, and construction methods, ConstructionFailure, Second Edition features an entire chapter on theburgeoning area of construction litigation, including a thoroughexamination of alternative dispute resolution techniques. Like theoriginal, this edition discusses technical and procedural failuresof many different types of structures, but is now supplemented withnew case studies to illustrate the dynamics of failure in actiontoday. Jacob Feld knew thirty years ago that in order to learn from ourmistakes, we must first acknowledge and understand them. With thisrevised volume, Kenneth Carper has ensured that Feld'snow-posthumous message will continue to be heard for years tocome. Jacob Feld's comprehensive work on failure analysis has now beenskillfully amended to address current design and constructiontools, materials, and practices. Building on the first edition'speerless examination of the causes and lessons of failure,Construction Failure, Second Edition provides you with expandedcoverage of: * Technical, procedural, structural, and nonstructural failures * Natural hazards, earthworks, soil and foundation problems, andmore * Reinforced, precast and prestressed concrete, steel, timber,masonry, and other materials * Responsibility and litigation concerns, dispute avoidance, andalternative dispute resolution techniques * Construction safety issues * Many different types of structures, including dams andbridges Construction Failure has as much to teach us today as it did thirtyyears ago. This revised volume is an essential resource for designengineers, architects, construction managers, lawyers, and studentsin all of these fields.

The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects

The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects
  • Author : Donald Charrett
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 479
  • Relase : 2018-07-04
  • ISBN : 9781351006323

The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects Book Review:

Written by an engineer and construction lawyer with many years of experience, The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects provides unique and invaluable guidance on the role of contracts in construction and engineering projects. Compiling papers written and edited by the author, it draws together a lifetime of lessons learned in these fields and covers the topics a practicing professional might encounter in such a project, developed in bite-sized chunks. Key topics included are: the engineer and the contract; the project and the contract; avoidance and resolution of disputes; forensic engineers and expert witnesses; and international construction contracts. The inclusion of numerous case studies to illustrate the importance of getting the contract right before it is entered into, and the consequences that may ensue if this is not done, makes The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects essential reading for construction professionals, lawyers and students of construction law.

Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects

Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects
  • Author : Donald Charrett
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 578
  • Relase : 2021-12-23
  • ISBN : 9781000505702

Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects Book Review:

Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects provides unique and invaluable guidance on the role of contracts in construction and engineering projects. The work explores various aspects of the intersection of contracts and construction projects involving the work of engineers and other professionals engaged in construction, whether as project managers, designers, constructors, contract administrators, schedulers, claims consultants, forensic engineers or expert witnesses. Compiling papers written and edited by the author, refined and expanded with additional chapters in this new edition, this book draws together a lifetime of lessons learned in these fields and covers the topics a practising professional might encounter in construction and engineering projects, developed in bite-sized chunks. The chapters are divided into five key parts: 1. The engineer and the contract 2. The project and the contract 3. Avoidance and resolution of disputes 4. Forensic engineers and expert witnesses, and 5. International construction contracts. The inclusion of numerous case studies to illustrate the importance of getting the contract right before it is entered into – and the consequences that may ensue if this is not done – makes this book essential reading for professionals practising in any area of design, construction, contract administration, preparation of claims or expert evidence, as well as construction lawyers who interact with construction professionals.

Forensic Engineering:

Forensic Engineering:
  • Author : Colin Gagg
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2020-02-21
  • ISBN : 9781000038125

Forensic Engineering: Book Review:

Forensic Engineering: The Art and Craft of a Failure Detective synthesizes the current academic knowledge, with advances in process and techniques developed in the last several years, to bring forensic materials and engineering analysis into the 21st century. The techniques covered in the book are applied to the myriad types of cases the forensic engineer and investigator may face, serving as a working manual for practitioners. Analytical techniques and practical, applied engineering principles are illustrated in such cases as patent and intellectual property disputes, building and product failures, faulty design, air and rail disasters, automobile recalls, and civil and criminal cases. Both private and criminal cases are covered as well as the legal obligation, requirements, and responsibilities under the law, particularly in cases of serious injury or even death. Forensic Engineering will appeal to professionals working in failure analysis, loss adjustment, occupational health and safety as well as professionals working in a legal capacity in cases of produce failure and liability—including criminal cases, fraud investigation, and private consultants in engineering and forensic engineering.

Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction

Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction
  • Author : C. F. Leung,Yingxin Zhou
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 530
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9789812772411

Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction Book Review:

This proceedings volume contains over 300 papers on rock mechanics and engineering with contributors from all over Asia and many other parts of the world. Seven keynote papers summarize the state-of-the-art in rock engineering including topics such as underground rock caverns. The technical papers cover a wide range of rock mechanics and engineering topics: rock tunnels, caverns, mining, rock slopes and dams, rock blasting, rock burst and failure, rock properties, rock mass, rock joints, and block theory. Numerous valuable rock engineering case studies are also reported. This volume should serve as a useful reference for the engineers and researchers in rock mechanics and rock engineering. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Forensic Engineering for Underground Construction (244 KB). Contents: Tunnelling; Rock Caverns; Mining; Blasting and Dynamics; Support and Reinforcement; Rock Mass; Rock Properties; Discontinuities; Block Theory and DDA; Failure, Fracture and Burst; Dams and Slopes; Other Applications. Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in civil engineering and engineering mechanics.

Forensic Engineering, Second Edition

Forensic Engineering, Second Edition
  • Author : Kenneth L. Carper
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 430
  • Relase : 2000-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781420037029

Forensic Engineering, Second Edition Book Review:

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.

Global Engineering and Construction

Global Engineering and Construction
  • Author : J. K. Yates
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 401
  • Relase : 2006-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780471743828

Global Engineering and Construction Book Review:

The essential manual for managing global engineering and construction projects and working with multinational project teams The first book written for operations-level engineers, constructors, and students, Global Engineering and Construction is an essential manual for navigating the confusing world of engineering and construction in the global arena and for working on multinational teams. From project management to finance, global construction to alliances, international standards to competitiveness, this book contains country- and region-specific information on cultural issues, legal systems, bid estimates, scheduling, business practices, productivity improvement, and tips for successfully working on and managing global projects. This book also provides a useful glossary and numerous case studies illustrating practices in the real world. Global Engineering and Construction features the latest coverage on such topics as: Project management Engineering design Designing for terrorism Kidnapping protection Construction failures Preparing to work globally Safety Issues Legal Issues Technical and quality standards Environmental issues Productivity improvement Planning and engineering delays and mitigation strategies Concepts of culture and global issues Global competitiveness Global engineering and construction alliances Global financing techniques Country-specific information

Structural & Construction Conference

Structural & Construction Conference
  • Author : Conference Editor
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 936
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058096017

Structural & Construction Conference Book Review:

Objective of conference is to define knowledge and technologies needed to design and develop project processes and to produce high-quality, competitive, environment- and consumer-friendly structures and constructed facilities. This goal is clearly related to the development and (re)-use of quality materials, to excellence in construction management and to reliable measurement and testing methods.

Civil Engineering: Design, Construction and Maintenance of Buildings

Civil Engineering: Design, Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
  • Author : Amanda Wang
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2020-09-22
  • ISBN : 1641723955

Civil Engineering: Design, Construction and Maintenance of Buildings Book Review:

Civil engineering focuses on the design, maintenance and construction of the physical and naturally built environment. It is a branch of engineering that deals with public works such as roads, bridges, dams, canals, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, airports, structural components of buildings and railways. Some of the sub-disciplines of civil engineering are coastal engineering, earthquake engineering, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, construction engineering and environmental engineering. Coastal engineering deals with the specific demands which arise during the construction at or near the coast, along with the development of the coast itself. Earthquake engineering is concerned with the designing of structures which are expected to withstand hazardous earthquake exposures. This book outlines the processes and applications of civil engineering in detail. Some of the diverse topics covered herein address the varied branches that fall under this category. For someone with an interest and eye for detail, this book covers the most significant topics in this field.

Perspectives in Civil Engineering

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
  • Author : Jeffrey S. Russell
  • Publisher : ASCE Publications
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 0784475385

Perspectives in Civil Engineering Book Review:

This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's Sesquicentennial. Written by the leading practitioners, educators, and researchers of civil engineering, each of these peer-reviewed papers explores a particular aspect of civil engineering knowledge and practice. Each paper explores the development of a particular civil engineering specialty, including milestones and future barriers, constraints, and opportunities. The papers celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the profession in all facets of practice, including construction facilities, special structures, engineering mechanics, surveying and mapping, irrigation and water quality, forensics, computing, materials, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, and transportation engineering. While each paper is unique, collectively they provide a snapshot of the profession while offering thoughtful predictions of likely developments in the years to come. Together the papers illuminate the mounting complexity facing civil engineering stemming from rapid growth in scientific knowledge, technological development, and human populations, especially in the last 50 years. An overarching theme is the need for systems-level approaches and consideration from undergraduate education through advanced engineering materials, processes, technologies, and design methods and tools. These papers speak to the need for civil engineers of all specialties to recognize and embrace the growing interconnectedness of the global infrastructure, economy, society, and the need to work for more sustainable, life-cycle-oriented solutions. While embracing the past and the present, the papers collected here clearly have an eye on the future needs of ASCE and the civil engineering profession.

Beyond Failure

Beyond Failure
  • Author : Norbert J. Delatte
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 407
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 0784409730

Beyond Failure Book Review:

Norbert Delatte presents the circumstances of important failures that have had far-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice, organized around topics in the engineering curriculum.

Sustainable Concrete Construction

Sustainable Concrete Construction
  • Author : Ravindra K. Dhir,Thomas D. Dyer,Judith E. Halliday
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 888
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0727731777

Sustainable Concrete Construction Book Review: