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Forensic Engineering 8th Congress

ASCE commissioned the Forensic Engineering Division (FED, formerly the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering) several decades ago to enhance the body of knowledge within the civil engineering profession regarding the investigation of failures and performance problems within the built environment. Since its inception, FED has continually sponsored the widely-read Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, published numerous books and guidelines, and presented many workshops and seminars to aid both practitioners and academia. FED continues to develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, to disseminate information on failures and their causes, to provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations, and to provide guidelines for ethical conduct in forensic engineering. Each Forensic Engineering Congress, with this being the 8th, serves as an opportunity for architects, engineers, scientists, lawyers, and insurance professional to enhance their knowledge and understanding of civil engineering works, their performance issues, and state of the art investigative tools/procedures.

Congress Steering Committee

Congress Chair

  • Michael Lester, P.E., M.ASCE

Technical Program Committee Chair

  • Rui Liu, P.E., M.ASCE

Technical Program Committee

  • Alicia Diaz de Leon, P.E., S.E., R.A., M.ASCE
  • Ron Anthony, Aff.M.ASCE
  • Ben Cornelius, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Anthony Dolhon, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Mike Drerup, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Josh Kardon, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
  • Paul Bosela, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
  • Kim Beasley, P.E., F.ASCE
  • Leonard Morse-Fortier, P.E., M.ASCE
  • David Peraza, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Tara Cavalline, C. Eng, M.ASCE
  • Glenn Thater, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Ashwani Dhalwala, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
  • Carmen Mulea, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Kevin McCoy, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Navid Nastar, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
  • Dale Nelson, P.E., F.ASCE
  • Kevin Parfitt, P.E., F.AEI, M.ASCE
  • Juan Carlos Araiza, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Sumanth Cheruku, EIT, A.M.ASCE
  • John Wylie, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Clemens J. Rossell, P.E., M.ASCE

Sponsorship Committee Chair

  • Ziad Salameh, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Forensic Engineering Division of ASCE

Authorized by ASCE in July 1985, the purpose of the Forensic Engineering Division is to:

  • Develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of such failures.
  • Disseminate information on failures and their causes.
  • Provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations.
  • Provide guidelines for ethical conduct in forensic engineering
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