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

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
  • Author : Joshua B. Kardon
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 127
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0784412464

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice Book Review:

This book serves as an introductory text to the forensic civil engineering discipline and provides guidelines for carrying out the practice in an effective (and ethical) manner.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
  • Author : Max M. Houck
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2017-04-27
  • ISBN : 9780128027400

Forensic Engineering Book Review:

Forensic Engineering, the latest edition in the Advanced Forensic Science series that grew out of recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward, serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching digital forensic engineering, as well as an excellent reference for a forensic scientist’s library or for their use in casework. Coverage includes investigations, transportation investigations, fire investigations, other methods and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, this series is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community. Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of forensic engineering Contains sections on investigations, transportation investigations, fire investigations and other methods Includes a section on professional issues, such as: from crime scene to court, forensic laboratory reports and health and safety Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions and additional reading suggestions

Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition

Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition
  • Author : Robert Ratay
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 816
  • Relase : 2012-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780071753081

Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition Book Review:

The most complete and current guide to temporary structures in design and construction With significant revisions, updates, and new chapters, Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition presents authoritative information on professional practice, codes, standards, design, erection, maintenance, and failures of temporary support and access structures used in construction. New developments and advancingtechnologies are discussed throughout the book, and new chapters on construction and environmental loads, cranes, and lessons learned from temporary structure failures have been added. Improve the quality, safety, speed, and financial success of construction projects with help from this practical resource. Inside, 26 expert contributors cover: Professional and business practices Standards, codes, and regulations Construction and environmental loads Construction site safety Legal aspects Cofferdams Earth-retaining structures Diaphragm/slurry walls Construction dewatering Underground/tunneling supports Underpinning Roadway decking Construction ramps, runways, and platforms Scaffolding Shoring/falsework Concrete formwork Bracing and guying for stability Bridge falsework Temporary structures in repair and restoration Cranes Protection of site, adjacent areas, and utilities Failure of temporary structures in construction

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.

Structural Condition Assessment

Structural Condition Assessment
  • Author : Robert T. Ratay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2005-01-17
  • ISBN : UOM:39015059232044

Structural Condition Assessment Book Review:

In Structural Condition Assessment, editor-in-chief Robert T. Ratay gathers together the leading people in the field to produce the first unified resource on all aspects of structural condition assessment for strength, serviceability, restoration, adaptive reuse, code compliance, and vulnerability. Organized by the four main stages of a structural evaluation, this book provides an introduction to structural deterioration and its consequences, the business and legal aspects of conducting an evaluation, initial survey and evaluation techniques for various structures, and specific tests for five of the most common structural materials (concrete, steel, masonry, timber and fabric.)

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 2250
  • Relase : 2012-12-28
  • ISBN : 9780123821669

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences Book Review:

Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics Includes an international collection of contributors The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association

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.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
  • Author : Stephen E. Petty
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 790
  • Relase : 2017-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781439899748

Forensic Engineering Book Review:

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 provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering. With a focus 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 30 years of experience, and authors 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 non-technical manner. It provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in, and derived from completing thousands of forensic engineering investigations. It begins with providing a baseline methodology for completing forensic investigations and closes with advice on testifying as an expert witness. Much of what must be known in this field is not learned in school, but is based upon experience since recognizing the cause of a building system failure requires a blending of skills from the white collar and blue collar worlds. Such knowledge can be vital since failures (e.g., water entry) often result from construction activities completed out of sequence.. This book details proven methodologies based on over 7,000 field investigations, methodologies which can be followed by both professionals and laymen alike.

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.

A Guide to Forensic Testimony

A Guide to Forensic Testimony
  • Author : Fred Chris Smith,Rebecca Gurley Bace
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0201752794

A Guide to Forensic Testimony Book Review:

A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Robert W. Day
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 852
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0071341382

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Designed to give engineers a crash course in all aspects of modern geotechnical and foundation engineering Takes readers step-by-step through the typical process of a design project--from proposal-writing to the final preparation of the "as built" report Includes numerous visual aids: photographs, charts, tables, and more than 350 illustrations

Forensic Materials Engineering

Forensic Materials Engineering
  • Author : Peter Rhys Lewis,Ken Reynolds,Colin Gagg
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2003-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780203484531

Forensic Materials Engineering Book Review:

Most books on forensic engineering focus on civil engineering failures rather than consumer or general mechanical products. Unique both in scope and style, this treatment is built upon case studies of real accidents, broadly focused on consumer products, and dedicated to problem solving through scientific principles. Each well-illustrated case stud

Forensic Engineering Fundamentals

Forensic Engineering Fundamentals
  • Author : Harold Franck,Darren Franck
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 487
  • Relase : 2012-12-12
  • ISBN : 9781439878408

Forensic Engineering Fundamentals Book Review:

Forensic engineers often specialize in a particular area such as structures, fires, or accident reconstruction. However, the nature of the work often requires broad knowledge in the interrelated areas of physics, chemistry, biomechanics, and engineering. Covering cases as varied as assessment of workplace accidents to the investigation of Halliburt

Forensic Science

Forensic Science
  • Author : Stuart H. James,Jon J. Nordby Ph.D.,Suzanne Bell,Lana J Williams
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 602
  • Relase : 2014-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781439853863

Forensic Science Book Review:

Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fourth edition of the landmark text Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques presents contributions from experts in the field who discuss case studies from their own personal files. This edition has been thoroughly updated to r

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures
  • Author : George Deodatis,Bruce R. Ellingwood,Dan M. Frangopol
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1112
  • Relase : 2014-02-10
  • ISBN : 9781315884882

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures Book Review:

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision
  • Author : Robby Caspeele,Luc Taerwe,Dan M. Frangopol
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 564
  • Relase : 2018-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781351857567

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision Book Review:

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world. Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.

Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E

Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E
  • Author : Robert Day
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 1008
  • Relase : 2010-09-13
  • ISBN : 9780071740104

Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E Book Review:

A fully up-to-date, practical guide to foundation engineering Revised to cover the 2009 International Building Code, Foundation Engineering Handbook, Second Edition presents basic geotechnical field and laboratory studies, such as subsurface exploration and laboratory testing of soil, rock, and groundwater samples. The book then discusses the geotechnical aspects of foundation engineering, including conditions commonly encountered by design engineers--settlement, expansive soil, and slope stability. Details on the performance or engineering evaluation of foundation construction and the application of the 2009 International Building Code are included in this valuable resource. FOUNDATION ENGINEERING HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION COVERS: Subsurface exploration Laboratory testing Soil mechanics Shallow and deep foundations Bearing capacity and settlement of foundations Foundations on expansive soil Slope stability Retaining walls Foundation deterioration and cracking Geotechnical earthquake engineering for soils, foundations, and retaining walls Grading and other soil improvement methods Foundation excavation, underpinning, and field load tests Geosynthetics and instrumentation 2009 International Building Code regulations for soils and foundations

Forensic Engineering Investigation

Forensic Engineering Investigation
  • Author : Randall K. Noon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2000-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781420041415

Forensic Engineering Investigation Book Review:

Forensic Engineering Investigation is a compendium of the investigative methodologies used by engineers and scientific investigators to evaluate some of the more common types of failures and catastrophic events. In essence, the book provides analyses and methods for determining how an entity was damaged and when that damage may have legal consequences. The material covers 21 common types of failures, catastrophic events, and losses that forensic engineers routinely assess. The range of topics include wind and blasting damage to structures, vehicular accidents, fires, explosions, hail damage to roofs and exteriors, lighting damage, and industrial guarding accidents. Additionally, the book offers an extensive discussion of the scientific method as it applies to forensic science and provides tips on organizing and writing an investigative report. The book also supplies the applicable codes and standards that regulate the profession, discusses the role of the forensic engineer in court proceedings, and addresses the role management plays in industrial safety. Each chapter is self-contained, highly specific, and succinct. Even more important, the analysis in each chapter is tailored to the answering of questions usually posed in the particular circumstances under discussion. The author does not skimp on the mathematical and scientific underpinnings of the subject matter. In that sense, Forensic Engineering Investigation contains the "good stuff" that is typically omitted in less challenging texts.

The Forensic Casebook

The Forensic Casebook
  • Author : Ngaire E. Genge
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2002-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780345452030

The Forensic Casebook Book Review:

THE ULTIMATE READERS’ GUIDE TO THE ART OF FORENSICS! An intrepid investigator crawls through miles of air conditioning ducts to capture the implicating fibers of a suspect’s wool jacket . . . A forensic entomologist discovers insects in the grill of a car and nails down a drug dealer’s precise geographical path . . . A gluttonous criminal’s fingerprints are lifted from a chocolate truffle. . . . Filled with these and many other intriguing true stories, and packed with black and white illustrations and photographs, The Forensic Casebook draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists—including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autoposists—to uncover the vast and detailed underworkings of criminal investigation. Encyclopedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as: • Securing a crime scene • Identifying blood splatter patterns • Collecting fingerprints—and feet, lip, and ear prints • Interpreting the stages of a body’s decay • Examining hair and fiber evidence • Trace evidence from firearms and explosives • “Lifting” DNA prints • Computer crime and forensic photography • Career paths in criminal science Lucidly written and spiked with real crime stories, The Forensic Casebook exposes the nitty gritty that other books only touch upon. Here is a reference book as addictive as a page-turning novel of suspense.