Forensic Engineering

by Kevin L. Rens, (editor), P.E., Asst. Prof.; Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Colorado,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0277-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0277-9 (ISBN-10), 1997, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 342
22 cm.
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Conference information: First Congress | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | October 5-8, 1997

Document Type: Book - Proceedings

Abstract: This proceedings contains the papers resented at the First Forensic Engineering Congress, a special part of the American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Convention held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., October 5-8, 1997. These papers cover forensic engineering subjects relating to research, practice, and education. Within these broad categories, a number of topics are explored including: 1) The engineer as the expert witness; 2) the Oklahoma City bombing; 3) near misses and narrow escapes; 4) forensic engineering practice; 5) failures during construction; 6) natural disasters; 7) lift-slab construction; 8) education; 9) steel moment frames; and 10) computer misuse. 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.

Subject Headings: Forensic engineering | Engineering education | Steel construction | Concrete construction | Steel frames | Explosions | Expert witness | Urban areas | Oklahoma City


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