American Society of Civil Engineers

Forensic Engineering

by Kevin L. Rens, P.E., (editor), A.M.ASCE, (Asst. Prof., Univ. of Colorado, Denver, CO 80217-3364), Oswald Rendon-Herrero, (editor), and Paul A. Bosela, (editor)
Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0482-9 / 0-7844-0482-8 (print), 2000, x, 688 pp., (doi:, 21 cm., Includes references and indexes.     (Barcode: RMI MK31588)

Conference information: Second Forensic Engineering Congress; May 21-23, 2000, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

ASCE sponsor: Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of the Second Forensic Congress, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-23, 2000. Sponsored by the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This collection contains 71 papers covering a wide variety of forensic engineering subjects related to research, practice, and education. Topics include: becoming an effective expert, Kansas City Hyatt collapse, unusual failures, insurance and risk, non-destructive testing, natural disasters, forensic engineering practice, bridge performance, temporary structures, facade failures, education issues, foundation failures, and sick buildings. Theoretical concepts are nicely balanced by practical applications. This collection provides design professionals, researchers, educators, and students with a wealth of technical information regarding the status and progress of forensic engineering.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Failure investigations
Forensic engineering
Structural failures

Library of Congress Call Number:  TA656.F675 2000
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Structural failures--Investigation--Congresses.
Forensic engineering--Congresses.