Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
Author: Joshua B. Kardon
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780784412466
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

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.

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
Author: Gary L. Lewis
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780784475409
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

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: Colin Gagg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 1000038025
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

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.

Forensic Engineering Fundamentals

Forensic Engineering Fundamentals
Author: Harold Franck,Darren Franck
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN: 1439878390
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Fundamentals Book Excerpt:

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 Halliburton in the BP oil spill, Forensic Engineering Fundamentals is a comprehensive introduction to the many diverse facets of the field that forensic engineers must be familiar with in their practice. Topics include The role of the forensic engineer Structures, structural distress, and the importance of standards and codes The failure of appliances—the cause of many water- or fire-related losses Slips, trips, and falls of pedestrians and the accessibility of walking surfaces Industrial incidents involving loss of equipment, injury and loss of life, as well as OSHA and MSHA regulations Standard accident reconstruction involving vehicles Electrical incidents and lightning and the effect of electrical energy on the human body Analysis of fires with an emphasis on thermodynamics, testing, and simulation Carbon monoxide incidents and common fire suppression and warning systems, as well as the various NFPA codes Probability and uncertainty, with some basic calculations available to the forensic engineer Applicable standards and protocols that have developed over the years to protect life and property Offering readers real-world experience drawn from the authors’ 25 years of experience, this volume assists newcomers to the field in understanding the engineering basics underlying the cases they will encounter in their practice. It also serves as a reliable reference for those confronted with issues outside their area of expertise.

Forensic Engineering Second Edition

Forensic Engineering  Second Edition
Author: Kenneth L. Carper
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN: 1420037021
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Second Edition Book Excerpt:

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.

Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction

Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9814476323
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction Book Excerpt:

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Brian S. Neale
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780727730947
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

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 Science and Law

Forensic Science and Law
Author: Cyril H. Wecht,John T. Rago
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2005-12-22
ISBN: 0849319706
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science and Law Book Excerpt:

Forensic science has undergone dramatic progress in recent years, including in the areas of DNA collection and analysis and the reconstruction of crime scenes. However, too few professionals are equipped with the knowledge necessary to fully apply the potential of science in civil, criminal, and family legal matters. Featuring contributions from renowned experts in the forensic, scientific, and legal professions, Forensic Science and Law: Investigative Applications in Criminal, Civil, and Family Justice communicates the wide range of methods and approaches used for achieving justice in these circumstances. A solid grounding in the underlying principles of our legal system provides a context for understanding how these methods are applied. The book brings together the words and thoughts of diverse professionals whose common goal is to uncover the truth. About the editors... Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer. Currently coroner of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, he is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology and is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Wecht is a Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Graduate School of Public Health, an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University Schools of Law, Pharmacy and Health Services, and a Distinguished Professor at Carlow University. He is a past president of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Wecht is the author of more than 500 professional publications and has appeared as a guest on numerous national television and radio talk shows. John T. Rago, J.D., is Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law and the Director of both The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and the Law School’s Post-conviction DNA Project. He teaches criminal law and procedure to law students and graduate courses on wrongful convictions, foundations in American law and constitutional criminal procedure to students in the university’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. Professor Rago also serves as an appointed member to the Innocence Project’s Policy Group of the Cardozo School of Law in New York. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions
Author: Anjan Patel
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2019-01-28
ISBN: 0128170492
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Investigation and Improvement of Ground Conditions covers practical information on ground improvement and site investigation, considering rock properties and engineering geology and its relation to construction. The book covers geotechnical investigation for construction projects, including classic case studies with geotechnical significance. Additional sections cover soil compaction, soil stabilization, drainage and dewatering, grouting methods, the stone column method, geotextiles, fabrics and earth reinforcement, miscellaneous methods and tools for ground improvement, geotechnical investigation for construction projects, and forensic geotechnical engineering. Final sections present a series of site-specific case studies. Dedicated to ground improvement techniques and geotechnical site investigation Provides practical guidance on site-specific geotechnical investigation and the subsequent interpretation of data Presents site-specific case studies with geotechnical significance Includes site investigation of soils and rocks Gives field-oriented information and guidance

Green Building and Sustainable Civil Engineering

Green Building and Sustainable Civil Engineering
Author: Zhen Yu Du,Bin Liu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2012-10-08
ISBN: 3038136549
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building and Sustainable Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

These proceedings of the 2012 International Conference of Green Building Materials and Energy-Saving Construction (GBMEC 2012), held on August 18th 2012 in Harbin (China) comprise 30 peer- reviewed papers.

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application
Author: Richard W. Mclay,Robert N. Anderson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 0128132418
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application Book Excerpt:

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application presents the technologies and law precedents for the application of engineering standards to forensic opinions, discussing Fundamentals, Disciplines, Engineering Standards, The Basics and the Future of Forensics. The book explores the engineering standard and how it is used by experts to give opinions that are introduced into evidence, and how they are assumed to be the best evidence known on the topic at hand. Final sections include coverage of NFL Brain Injuries and the Flint Water Crisis. Examples of the use of engineering standards are shown and discussed throughout the work. Addresses a wide variety of forensic engineering areas, including relevant law Provides a new approach of study that includes the work of both engineers and litigators Contains contributions from over 40 experts, offering the reader examples of general forensic methods that are based on reliable engineering practice

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
Author: V.V.S. Rao,G.L. Sivakumar Babu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 8132223772
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

In this edited volume on advances in forensic geotechnical engineering, a number of technical contributions by experts and professionals in this area are included. The work is the outcome of deliberations at various conferences in the area conducted by Prof. G.L. Sivakumar Babu and Dr. V.V.S. Rao as secretary and Chairman of Technical Committee on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE). This volume contains papers on topics such as guidelines, evidence/data collection, distress characterization, use of diagnostic tests (laboratory and field tests), back analysis, failure hypothesis formulation, role of instrumentation and sensor-based technologies, risk analysis, technical shortcomings. This volume will prove useful to researchers and practitioners alike.

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2250
Release: 2012-12-28
ISBN: 0123821665
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences Book Excerpt:

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

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Kenneth McIntosh
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN: 1422297330
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Fall Apart Book Excerpt:

Maeve Murphy has always been . . . different. Could it be the amusement park tragedy that she witnessed as a little girl? Now her childhood trauma is haunting Maeve, or is it a real ghost visiting her at night? Worse, someone is trying to kill her. She'll need to use all her skills, and descend into her worst nightmares, to solve a cold-case mystery and save her own life. Crime Scene Club book number ten explores forensic engineering and sends readers on a non-stop roller-coaster thrill-ride.

Forensic Engineering Investigation

Forensic Engineering Investigation
Author: Randall K. Noon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2000-10-25
ISBN: 142004141X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Investigation Book Excerpt:

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.

Rock Characterisation Modelling and Engineering Design Methods

Rock Characterisation  Modelling and Engineering Design Methods
Author: Xia-Ting Feng,John A. Hudson,Fei Tan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN: 1315884925
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Characterisation Modelling and Engineering Design Methods Book Excerpt:

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods contains the contributions presented at the 3rd ISRM SINOROCK Symposium (Shanghai, China, 1820 June 2013). The papers contribute to the further development of the overall rock engineering design process through the sequential linkage of the three themes of rock characterisation, model

Architectural Forensics

Architectural Forensics
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-03-04
ISBN: 0071596127
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Forensics Book Excerpt:

Successfully Conduct and Report on Any Architectural Forensic Investigation Architectural Forensics clearly defines the role, responsibilities, and essential work of forensic architects. This unique resource offers comprehensive coverage of building defects and failures, types of failure mechanisms, and job-critical tasks such as fieldwork, lab testing, formulating opinions, and providing expert testimony. Packed with 300 illustrations, in-depth case studies, and numerous sample documents, this vital reference takes you step-by-step through every phase of conducting investigations...diagnosing building failures... preventing and curing building defects...and reporting on findings. The book also includes strategies for avoiding liability and resolving disputes-potentially saving vast amounts of time and money. Authoritative and up-to-date, Architectural Forensics Features: • Full details on conducting investigations and reporting on architectural forensics • Clear guidance on preventing and curing building defects and failures • In-depth coverage of field work, photogrammetry, and lab testing • Practical insights into litigation, dispute resolution, and expert testimony • Solid business advice on presentation methods, marketing, and setting up an office and website

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
Author: Robert Ratay
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2009-11-05
ISBN: 0071633413
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

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

What Every Engineer Should Know about Ethics

What Every Engineer Should Know about Ethics
Author: Kenneth K. Humphreys
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1999-07-07
ISBN: 1000065359
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Engineer Should Know about Ethics Book Excerpt:

This compact reference succinctly explains the engineering profession's codes of ethics using case studies drawn from decisions of the National Society of Professional Engineers' (NSPE) Board of Ethical Review, examining ethical challenges in engineering, construction, and project management. It includes study questions to supplement general engine

Construction Failure

Construction Failure
Author: Jacob Feld,Kenneth L. Carper
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1996-12-26
ISBN: 9780471574774
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Failure Book Excerpt:

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.