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Thursday, November 1, 2012: The Forensic Congress is currently running as scheduled. If you are unable to make any part of this event, please contact registrations@asce.org. Thank you!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012: The Bay Bridge Tour has been CANCELLED, due to inclement weather. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.



The Technical Grid is NOW AVAILABLE!

The Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, the Steering Committee, and Cooperating Organizations, are pleased to present the 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering to be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California on October 31, 2012 - November 3, 2012.

Forensic engineering is the application of engineering principles to the investigation of failures or other performance problems. Forensic engineering may also involve testimony on the findings of these investigations before a court of law or other judicial forum, when required. Failures are not all catastrophic, such as when a building or bridge collapses, but include facilities or parts of facilities that do not perform as intended by the owner, design professional or constructor.


The objectives of the Congress are to provide a forum for the exchange of:

1) practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures,

2) information on failures, their cause, and repair,

3) the state of practice and the process for conducting a forensic investigation, and

4) the state of practice for ethical conduct.

Who Should Attend:
Those who should attend include forensic engineers, civil engineers, architectural engineers, building owners, property managers, adjusters, attorneys, educators, students and invited guests. Registrants will benefit from an exchange of practices and procedures, educational opportunities, dissemination of information, opportunities for publishing, networking and will earn professional development credit.

The 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering will open with pre-Congress workshops held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, to provide educational opportunities and refresher workshops to examine issues in depth in forensic engineering. This will be followed by a three-day technical program on Thursday through Saturday, November 1-3, 2012, with seven concurrent technical tracks, committee meetings, panel discussions, demonstrations, exhibits, icebreaker reception, keynote address, awards luncheon, spouse and technical tours and networking opportunities. Networking and social events are planned to encourage networking opportunities among colleagues and other experts, adjusters, attorneys, educators, students and friends.

Click here to view the Technical Program

Click here for more information on the Panel Discussion


Technical Tours include: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project, City Hall seismic upgrade project, and a half-day tour of California's Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery.

To exhibit or sponsor the Icebreaker Reception, Awards Luncheon, Themed Technical Session, please contact Sean Scully at sscully@asce.org or (703) 295-6154.  

To become an Cooperating Organization, contact Barbara Whitten at bwhitten@asce.org or (703) 295-6083.

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We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Anthony M. Dolhon, P.E., M.ASCE
Congress Chair
Exponent, Inc.

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