March 2, 2012
ASCE March Technical Presentation:
“Lessons From Failures For Structural Engineers"
This seminar highlights the possible consequences of an inadequate structural design. The seminar uses landmark cases that resulted in a dramatic failure, and that were caused partially or wholly by an error or omission by the structural engineer of record. The consequences of the failure are presented, the failure itself is described, and the technical causes are discussed. For each case, the course attempts to place the audience members “in the shoes” of the engineer.
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Domenico’s Restaurant Pizzeria
3270 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, New York 11756
Cost: ASCE Long Island Branch Members – No Charge (See Reservations)
Non-Members - $30.00 (See Reservations)
For more information and to register, please visit the ASCE website.
David B. Peraza, P.E., has over 30 years of broad structural engineering experience including design, investigations of major collapses, and evaluation of distressed buildings. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Mr. Peraza led the emergency engineering response for the City of New York.
- Building Components (Windows, Roofing, Siding, Sealants)
- Building Envelope (Roof, Cladding, Decks, etc.)
- Catastrophe Response
- Concrete & Cement-Based Materials
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Materials (Wood, Concrete, Steel)
- Damage from Adjacent Construction
- Emergency Response
- External Hazard & Risk Assessment: Earthquakes, Floods, Explosions & Earth Movement
- Green Building / Sustainable Services
- Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment
- Performance-Based Structural Design
- Structural Failures
- Structures Affected by Fires & Explosions