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 ...
Author: Robert Ratay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Technology & Engineering
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
Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers. ASCE, Reston, VA. National Transportation Safety Board, ... In: Ratay, R.T. (Ed.), Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, second ed. McGraw- Hill, New York, NY (Chapter 5).
Author: Max M. Houck
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
In: Ratay RT (ed) Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, ch. 6, 2nd edn. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Delatte NJ (2008) Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers. Reston, VA: ASCE. National Transportation Safety Board ...
Publisher: Academic Press
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
The Investigation of Failures : Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Forensic Engineering ... Standards and Regulations , " by J.F. Duntemann Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook , R.T. Ratay , Mc Graw - Hill ...
Author: Brian S. Neale
Publisher: Thomas Telford
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.
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.
the Associated Soil and Foundation Engineers ( ASFE ) , is endorsed by a number of professional organizations . Robert Ratay lists recommended practices ... Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook . New York : McGraw - Hill , 2000 .
Author: Fred Chris Smith
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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.
Ratay, R.T., Ed., Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000. Lewis, P.R. and Reynolds, K., Forensic engineering: a reappraisal of the Tay bridge disaster, Interdisciplinary Sci. Rev., 27(4), 287–298, 2002.
Author: Peter Rhys Lewis
Publisher: CRC Press
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
Ratay , R.T. 2000b . Editor - in - Chief , Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook , McGraw - Hill , New York . CHAPTER 4 - ETHICS IN FORENSIC ENGINEERING A truthful witness GUIDELINES FOR FORENSIC ENGINEERING PRACTICE 35.
Author: Gary L. Lewis
Publisher: ASCE Publications
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
Ratay, R. T. Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, 2nd ed. Columbus, OH: McGrawHill, 2009. 18.7.2 Journal Articles Alderson, J., W. Allsop, G. Cuomo, Y. Duchene, and V. D. de Goyet. “Forensic Study of Wave Loads on a Pier in Belgium ...
Author: Stuart H. James
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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
at: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2010. ASCE Standard ASCE/SEI 7–10: ... Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 22: 315–345. Feld, J. 1968. ... Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Author: George Deodatis
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
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