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Exponent Presents at ASCE’s 5th Congress on Forensic Engineering


November 23, 2009

Exponent professionals recently presented several papers at the 5th Congress on Forensic Engineering, sponsored by ASCE’s Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE). The event brought together more than 200 engineering professionals from leading firms around the world. Exponent was a proud sponsor of this event, and played a central role in its development. The Congress Chair, Michael Drerup, hails from our Bowie, MD office while David Peraza, from our New York City office, is Chair of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering.

Papers and presentations by Exponent staff included:

K. Medji Sama, Debanik Chaudhuri, Michele Cyr and Joanna Meldrum presented a paper titled:
Floor Level Surveys and Their Use in Forensic Investigations: Case Studies

Dennis McCann, D.J. Corr and Brian McDonald presented a paper titled:
Lessons Learned from Marcy Bridge Collapse

David Peraza presented a paper titled:
Special Problems with Composite Multiwythe Masonry Walls

David Peraza and Jeffrey Travis presented a paper titled:
Crane Safety – an Industry in Flux

Michael Drerup moderated and Michele Cyr was a panelist for the session titled:
LEED Panel Discussion

Michael Drerup and David B. Peraza presented at:
Workshop—Façade Forensics

Michael Drerup co-authored:
To Seal or not to Seal? A Practical Study of Masonry Surface Treatments

Dave Sykora moderated a session titled:
Subsurface Soil Conditions

These were among 82 papers included in the Congress proceedings: “Forensic Engineering 2009 – Pathology of the Built Environment,” published by ASCE Press.