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xv, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction.- Case Examples of mechanical failures.- Case Examples of Product Liability.- Case Examples of Human Injury.- Case Examples of Fraud and Crime.- Case Examples Intellectual Property Litigation.- Concluding Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781846280962 20160528
Engineering litigation is rarely about who is right or who has been wronged. It is mostly about which side develops and secures a winning line of argument that will, at worst, persuade a ruling body to settle the litigation in their favour or, at best, dissuade the other side from proceeding with the litigation. It rarely proceeds without some doubt in the case evidence. The settlement of this doubt requires the judgment of a ruling body. Expert witnesses can add substance and credibility to the formalised litigation drama.This book provides a unique sourcebook for expert witness and underwriters in engineering litigation of a range of case examples that can be used to plan their future litigation work and to help them develop their own winning lines of arguments. These examples are based on the author's 30-year experience in engineering litigation. Students in forensic engineering and risk engineering will find the book's cross-disciplinary approach an ideal introduction to the subject.
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xxi, 457 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Structural Distress Substandard Design and Construction Some Structural Basics Structures: Mechanics and Force Systems Newton's Laws and Equilibrium Work and Energy: Conservation Principles Properties of Areas Structures Mechanics or Strength of Materials Allowable Stress and Strength Design Methods Chimney Damage Truss Analysis Example: Truss Failure Dynamic Loading Wind Damage Snow, Hail, and Rain Stresses on Cylindrical Pressure Vessels Load Analysis on Pilings Strain Foundations Blasting and Earth Movement Introduction to Soil Behavior Techniques of Subsurface Investigations Landslides Identification of Rocks Supporting Capacity of Earth Formations Stability of Natural Slopes Atterberg Limits Subsidence Earthquakes Foundations Blasting Damage Heavy Equipment Vibrations Wave Pressure Mold and Environmental Problems Airborne Particles Mold Radon Gases Ventilation Building Materials Asbestos Electromagnetics Vibrations and Sound Temperature Ergonomics and Illumination Water-Related Losses Fluid Statics and Dynamics Open Channel Flow Hydrology and Water Runoff Groundwater Plumbing and Fittings Water Hammer Soils and the Water Table Appliances and Equipment Failures Kitchen and Household Appliances HVAC Systems Pumps, Generators, and Motors Boilers Dissolution of Aluminum Welding Failures Cars Interpreting Electrical Activity Component Fracture Mechanics Gouge Spacing Broken Pole Analysis Slips and Falls Walkway Safety Standard of Care American Disabilities Act Testing of Slip Resistance of Walking Surfaces Force Required to Pull a Dolly Biomechanics of Falls Sight Distance for Pedestrians Pedestrians and Trains Departure Sight Distance Calculations Moving Vehicle Sight Distance Calculations Calculation of Train Speed Human Injuries and the Strength of Human Tissue Bone Fractures Transverse Fracture of Long Bones Head Injury Head Injury Criterion Compilation of Studies Involving Occupant Kinematics and Vehicle Impacts Biomechanics of Injury Vehicular Collisions with Pedestrians or Bicyclists Internal Organ Injuries Knee Injuries Injuries of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Teeth Injuries Lower Leg Injuries Shoulder Injuries Hip Injuries Industrial and Construction Accidents Equipment Losses Injuries and Death Accident Reconstruction Introduction Basic Principles of Physics Introduction to Energy Methods Momentum Methods Electrical Incidents and Lightning Electrical Distribution Systems Some Basic Equations Switch Failure Current in a Bus Bar Current in a Solid Wire Conductor Testing of Transistors and Electrical Components Lightning Impulse Voltages Electrocutions Low-Voltage Electrocutions Swimming Pool Electrocutions Animal Testing Medium-Voltage Electrocutions High-Voltage Electrocutions Human Conductivity Response of Human Tissue to Electrical Stimulation Electrical Modeling of the Human Body Fires Thermodynamic Principles Systems and Processes Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics Enthalpy Combustion Hydrocarbons Explosive Limits Flash Points Transfer of Heat First Law of Thermodynamics Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy Heat Flow Explosive Characteristics Flow of Gas through a Pipe Thermal Conductivity, Convectivity, and Radiation Gas Can Burn Live Burns House Fires Car Fires Miscellaneous Losses Carbon Monoxide Chains and Hooks Examination of Vehicle Lightbulbs and Filaments Defeating Locks Vehicle Computer Interrogation Engine Wear Fire Suppression Systems Probability, Sensitivity, and Uncertainty Sensitivity and Uncertainty Probability and Statistics Standards Protocol for Forensic Investigations Standard Guide for Forensic Engineering Inspections and Investigations ASTM Standards FMV Standards SAE Standards Relevant Construction Standards NFPA Standards International Standards Appendix A: Values of Fundamental Constants (MKS Units) Appendix B: Acronyms Appendix C: Conversion Factors Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439878392 20160615
Forensic engineers often specialize in a particular area such as structures, fires, or accident reconstruction. However, the nature of the work often requires broad knowledge in the interrelated areas of physics, chemistry, biomechanics, and engineering. Covering cases as varied as assessment of workplace accidents to the investigation of Halliburton in the BP oil spill, Forensic Engineering Fundamentals is a comprehensive introduction to the many diverse facets of the field that forensic engineers must be familiar with in their practice. Topics include * The role of the forensic engineer * Structures, structural distress, and the importance of standards and codes * The failure of appliances-the cause of many water- or fire-related losses * Slips, trips, and falls of pedestrians and the accessibility of walking surfaces * Industrial incidents involving loss of equipment, injury and loss of life, as well as OSHA and MSHA regulations * Standard accident reconstruction involving vehicles * Electrical incidents and lightning and the effect of electrical energy on the human body * Analysis of fires with an emphasis on thermodynamics, testing, and simulation * Carbon monoxide incidents and common fire suppression and warning systems, as well as the various NFPA codes * Probability and uncertainty, with some basic calculations available to the forensic engineer * Applicable standards and protocols that have developed over the years to protect life and property Offering readers real-world experience drawn from the authors' 25 years of experience, this volume assists newcomers to the field in understanding the engineering basics underlying the cases they will encounter in their practice. It also serves as a reliable reference for those confronted with issues outside their area of expertise.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439878392 20160615
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xxiv, 438 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 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 study includes legal background, reports the case results, and highlights the lessons learned from the case. New materials and applications appear constantly, and with them, new failure modes. This book provides an outstanding opportunity to gain virtual experience through facts and feedback from forensic engineering practitioners.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849311826 20160528
A catheter used to transfer vital fluids splits during surgery.A wheel detaches from a moving car on the highway.A small gear tooth breaks from a chisel and flies into a mechanic's eye.How did these accidents occur and were they preventable? Peter Lewis, Ken Reynolds, and Colin Gagg are seasoned forensic engineers who have been commissioned by insurance companies, lawyers, and private clients to investigate a variety of mechanical accidents that allegedly involved faulty equipment. The causes of these failures have varied - from manufacturing defects to user negligence to a combination of both - but their outcomes are often the same: huge financial loss, and sometimes even the immeasurable loss of life.Case studies are the most valuable source of information for manufacturers striving to improve their products. In Forensic Materials Engineering: Case Studies, the authors offer stories of real accidents and thorough assessments of what went wrong. Unlike other case study presentations, they focus on not just the technical details, but also other vital aspects, including human error, turning points in the investigations, and the litigation involved. Presented in chronological order, each well-illustrated case study includes legal background, reports the case results, and highlights the lessons learned from the case. New materials and applications appear constantly, and with them, new failure modes. Examining various materials in a range of situations, Forensic Materials Engineering: Case Studies provides an outstanding opportunity to gain virtual experience through up-to-date facts and feedback from forensic engineering practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849311826 20160528
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xi, 140 p. ; 22 cm.
Within the broad field of civil engineering, the practice of 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. "Guideline for Forensic Engineering Practice" is organized into five general topics 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 in this chapter; Investigations intended to show the typical aspects of physically carrying out a forensic investigation, such as the handling of evidence for subsequent courtroom presentation. The topics also include: Ethics the promulgation of guidelines for ethical behavior of the forensic engineer is a primary objective of ASCE and the Forensic Practice Committee, as well as the ASCE Code of Ethics and codes from other engineering associations are applied to 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 is defined; and Business intended to relate the non-technical management side of forensic engineering practices and the marketing of forensic engineering services within an acceptable ethical scheme is encouraged.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780784406885 20160528
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xxiii, 401 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • What is Forensic Engineering? Learning from Failures Fire Investigation Industrial Accidents Product Liability Engineering Traffic Accident Reconstruction Transportation Disaster Investigation Civil Engineering Investigation Environmental Systems Failures The Report Forensic Photogrammetry The Engineer as an Expert Witness Conclusion Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849374845 20160528
This edition of Forensic Engineering updates the original work with new case studies and investigative techniques. Contributors to the book are the foremost authorities in each area of specialization. These specialty areas include fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic accidents, civil engineering and transportation disasters, and environmental systems failures. Each chapter includes discussions of guidelines, techniques, methods, and tools employed in accident investigation and analysis. In addition, the book contains vital information on forensic photogrammetry, the planning and writing of reports, and the presentation of evidence as an expert witness in traditional litigation. The book also analyzes the role of the forensic engineer in the evolving methods of alternate dispute resolution. Overall, Forensic Engineering is a tremendously valuable reference for forensic experts practicing in all engineering fields, as well as design and construction professionals, attorneys, product manufacturers, and insurance professionals. It is also as an excellent supplemental text for engineering and law students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849374845 20160528
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xvii, 463 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Wind damage to residential structures Lightning damage to well pumps Evaluating blasting damage to structures Building collapse due to roof leakage Putting machines and people together Determining the point of origin of fire Electrical shorting Explosions Determining the point of origin of an explosion Arson and incendiary fires Simple skids Simple and vehicular falls Vehicle performance Momentum methods Energy methods Curves and turns Visual perception and motorcycle accidents Interpreting light filament damage Automotive fires Hail damage Blaming brick freeze-thaw deterioration on hail Management's role in accidents.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849309113 20160528
"Forensic Engineering Investigation" is a compendium of the investigative methodologies used by engineers and scientific investigators to evaluate some of the more common types of failures and catastrophic events. In essence, the book provides analyses and methods for determining how an entity was damaged and when that damage may have legal consequences. The material covers 21 common types of failures, catastrophic events, and losses that forensic engineers routinely assess. The range of topics include wind and blasting damage to structures, vehicular accidents, fires, explosions, hail damage to roofs and exteriors, lighting damage, and industrial guarding accidents.Additionally, the book offers an extensive discussion of the scientific method as it applies to forensic science and provides tips on organizing and writing an investigative report. The book also supplies the applicable codes and standards that regulate the profession, discusses the role of the forensic engineer in court proceedings, and addresses the role management plays in industrial safety. Each chapter is self-contained, highly specific, and succinct. Even more important, the analysis in each chapter is tailored to the answering of questions usually posed in the particular circumstances under discussion. The author does not skimp on the mathematical and scientific underpinnings of the subject matter. In that sense, "Forensic Engineering Investigation" contains the 'good stuff' that is typically omitted in less challenging texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849309113 20160528
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x, 342 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
This proceedings contains the papers presented at the First Forensic Engineering Congress, a special part of the American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Convention held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., October 5-8, 1997. These papers cover forensic engineering subjects relating to research, practice, and education. Within these broad categories, a number of topics are explored including: the engineer as the expert witness; the Oklahoma City bombing; near misses and narrow escapes; forensic engineering practice; failures during construction; natural disasters; lift-slab construction; education; steel moment frames; and computer misuse. This collection provides design professionals, researchers, educators, and students with a wealth of technical information regarding the status and progress of forensic engineering. A good balance between theoretical concepts and practical applications is presented.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780784402771 20160528
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xix, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Forensic Investigations: A Growth Industry. Introduction to Case Histories. Malibu Landslide: Massive Litigation. Utah Landslide: Rural Slides Can Be Devastating, Too. Abalone Cove Landslide: Mitigation Instead of Litigation. Flooding within a Flood Plain while the Sun Was Shining. Flooding Outside a Flood Plain: Was It Really a Flood? Fire-Flood Sequence: A Deadly Combination. Land Subsidence on a Large Scale: Dire Consequences. River Morphology: Mining versus Agriculture. An Overview. Glossary. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780126407402 20160528
This book explores these and many other related subjects. This book will be of great value to expert witnesses in liability suits resulting from flood, erosion, landslide, mudslide, or other types of natural hazard-related damage. It clearly explains the needs of an expert, the relationship of the expert to the client and the attorney, the challenges to face, and the proper orientation as an expert. Through a variety of case studies, the book illustrates investigative techniques, case and data presentation to prove "reasonableness" or "unreasonableness" of conduct and "causation." The key features are: adequacy of emergency procedures for evacuation and street closures in an area designed for and designated as a retention basin; necessity of the purchase or condemnation of flood-threatened properties due to partial blockage of a canyon by a previous landslide; and, wisdom of providing qualified and objective engineering and geologic input to the land use planning in environmentally hazardous areas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780126407402 20160528
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1 online resource (xvi, 940 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • ACI 562 The Concrete Repair Code
  • Using ACI 562 as the Standard to Assess Damages in Existing Concrete Structures
  • Structural Repair of a Concrete Parking Garage Structure Using ACI 562
  • Load Testing Techniques for the Strength Evaluation of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Air Leakage, Moisture Migration, and Condensation in a Building Enclosure
  • Balcony View
  • Adhered Masonry Veneer Failures
  • Investigation and Repair of a Curtain Wall Damaged by a Blast
  • Forensic Façade Restoration of the Lost Gems of NYC
  • The Tale of Two Stones
  • Weeping Stucco Buckets
  • Interpreting Damage to Existing Structures Adjacent to Construction Sites
  • Determining Damage Contributions from the Loss or Instability of Soil within a Foundation's Influence Zone
  • A Case Study of Ground Vibrations Due to Pile Driving in Mobile, Alabama
  • Site Characterization and Evaluation of a Deep-Seated Slope Movement
  • Forensic Investigation of Concrete Masonry Wall Cracking
  • Lessons Learnt from the Partial Collapse of a Historical Masonry Building
  • Benefits of Helical Bar Reinforcing in Preserving Historic Masonry Facades
  • Failure of a Thin Limestone Facade
  • Thickness Swell in Particle Board : A Forensic Tool for the Duration of Loss
  • Wood Swelling : Pressures Exerted from Saturated Wood Materials
  • Needle in a Haystack : Identifying Failure Origin Pieces in Heat-Treated Glass
  • Electrical Resistivity Measurement to Study Alkali-Silica-Reaction Cracking in Mortar.
  • Hail Impact Testing of Masonite Shingles
  • Hail Evaluation of Bituminous Roofing Membranes : Understanding Interply Mopping Voids
  • Assessing Wind-Damaged Masonite Shingles
  • The Anatomy of the Failure of a Wood Panelized Roof Sub-Purlin Hanger
  • Richmond Hill Subdivision Explosion Case Study
  • Performance of Structures Subjected to the West Fertilizer Company Explosion
  • Investigation of the Fragment Impact and Blast Shock Wave on Window Breakage
  • Column-Reinforcing Cage Stability and Construction Safety
  • A Case Study on the Partial Collapse of a Building with a Light Gage Steel Framing System
  • Issues Facing Design Professionals through the Lens of Two Rain-Induced Roof Collapses
  • Prevention of Construction Failures : A Systematic Approach
  • Hurricane Wind-Generated Debris Impact Damage to the Glazing of a High-Rise Building
  • Hurricane Andrew : Whatever Happened to My Argument to Abolish Prescriptive Building Codes?
  • Building Code Changes Resulting from FEMA's Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Assessment Team Report
  • Evaluation and Repair of Tornado Damage to a Historic Church
  • The Benefit of Using Bayesian Structural Reliability Language and Theory in a Forensic Investigation of an Existing Building
  • Case Studies of Finite Element Analysis in Structural Investigations
  • 3D Documentation and Printing in Forensics
  • Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of Crack Dating Methods in the U.S. Legal System
  • Structural Damage Allocation from Sequential Earthquakes.
  • Residential 3D Model Wind Tunnel Pressure Testing
  • Numerical Investigation of the Failures Observed in Eccentrically-Braced Frames in the Aftermath of the Christchurch Earthquake Series (2010-2011)
  • Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Resistance and Failure Behavior of Ductile Concrete-Filled Double-Skin Tube Columns Subjected to Post-Earthquake Fires
  • Walkway Collapse at the Botanical Gardens : A Study in Movement
  • Defining Where Progressive Collapse Protection Is Needed
  • Uncertainties in Structural Collapse Mitigation
  • Disproportionate Collapse How to Check the Computer Analysis
  • Investigation of a Tall Ordinary Reinforced Concrete Frame Building Utilizing Uncertainty in Limit State Capacity and Demand
  • A Case Study on the Construction Defects of Reinforced Concrete Walls with Insulated Concrete Forms
  • Performance of Industrial Concrete Floors for Wheeled Traffic
  • Evaluation and Repair of Insufficiently-Reinforced Precast Concrete Double Tee Members
  • Systems for Structural Failure Investigations in the United States
  • Survey of the Means of Egress Provisions in the Construction Codes of the City of New York
  • Incident Site Management Managing and Documenting an Incident Scene
  • Developing the RIght Protocol for Investigations.
  • Can a Single Flood Event Result in Fungal Growth beneath Tile?
  • Cross-Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety
  • Challenges with a Roof Collapse : Causation, Subrogation, and Structural Rehabilitation
  • Failure Histories of Three Masonry Structures : Liability of the Professional Figures Involved during the Design and Construction Phases
  • Forensic Engineering Analysis of the Standard of Care in Construction Claims
  • The Standard of Care and Ethics of Forensic Engineering Testimony
  • Forensic Engineering Issues of Transition
  • The Peer Review Process in Forensic Engineering
  • Evaluation of a Damaged Steel Commercial Structure, Long Island, NY
  • Metal Corrosion : A Qualitative Analysis
  • Coupon Testing : An Essential Tool for Understanding Historic Steel
  • Seismic Restoration Cost Curve of Curved Steel Bridges
  • Collapses of Single Column Pier Bridges in China
  • Finite Element Analysis of Cable-Stayed Strands' Failure Due to Fire
  • Early Age Cracking in a SHCC Bridge Deck Link Slab
  • Analysis of Design Standards and Recommended Practices for Agricultural Storage Bins
  • Partial Failure of a Bulk Storage Facility : Construction Defect vs. Design Error
  • Steel Bin Failure and Partial Collapse of a Coal Processing Plant
  • Load Testing as Part of the Evaluation of a Recently Constructed Precast Concrete Parking Structure
  • The Progressive Collapse of Single-Layer Dome Roof Structures.
  • Environmental Loading on Temporary Structures Based on the 2014 NYC Building Code
  • Buckling Analysis of Arched Structures Using Finite Element Analysis
  • Field Investigation of a Failed Concrete Cone Spreader inside of a Cement Mixing Silo
  • Establishing In-Place Structural Drying Goals : A Scientific Approach
  • Review of the Codes and Standards for Noise and Vibration Investigations in Buildings
  • Consideration of Wet Service Conditions on the Performance of Bowstring Trusses
  • Investigation of the Different Types of Seismic Base Isolators for a Continuous Box Girder Bridge
  • Ceiling Failures
  • Investigation of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material and In Situ Bond Failure
  • Jacking Columns of Existing Structures under Existing Loads
  • Numerical Simulation of Cement-Treated Soil Reinforced with Coir Fiber Subjected to Flexural Loading.
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1 online resource (ix, 478 pages) : illustrations
  • Sponsors Preface * Forensic Investigation Case Studies - Bridges * Building Failures and Investigation * Case Studies - Ground and below Ground Works * Temporary Structures * Education and Continuing Professional Development in Forensic Engineering * Legal, Contract and Learning * Materials Failures and Investigation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780727758224 20161010
Forensic Engineering: Informing the Future with Lessons from the Past is the published proceedings from the Institution of Civil Engineers Fifth International Conference on Forensic Engineering, held in London on 16-17 April 2013. The conference maintained a 150 year tradition pioneered by Telford, Brunel and Stephenson, where lessons learned from failures lead to the development of improved design, construction and management practice. Managing assets is particularly important in a difficult economic climate and so understanding where things have gone wrong in the past is vital. The papers in this book focus on the investigation of the fundamental causes of failure during the life of buildings, tunnels, bridges and foundations, which is crucial for optimising the construction and management of the built environment to deliver a better and more sustainable infrastructure.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780727758224 20161010
Discusses the fact that, while collapses are the most spectacular type of failures covered in the field of forensic engineering, the discipline also includes, for example, the investigation of failures in serviceability as well as performance during construction and over the lifespan of the structures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780727739179 20161010
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1 online resource (xv, 339 p.) : ill.
PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES! Computer crimes call for forensics specialists, people who know how to find and follow the evidence. System Forensics, Investigation, and Response begins by examining the fundamentals of system forensics, such as what forensics is, the role of computer forensics specialists, computer forensic evidence, and application of forensic analysis skills. It also gives an overview of computer crimes, forensic methods, and laboratories. It then addresses the tools, techniques, and methods used to perform computer forensics and investigation. Finally, it explores emerging technologies as well as future directions of this interesting and cutting-edge field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780763791346 20160605
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1 electronic text (1 v. (various pagings)) : ill.
  • Contributor List--Preface--Suggestions to the Instructor--Part 1: Design and Construction Practices-- Chapter 1. Design-Construction Process--Chapter 2. Design Codes and Standards--Chapter 3. Construction Safety Codes, Standards and Regulations--Chapter 4. Standard of Care--Part 2: Engineering Response to Failures--Chapter 5. The First Steps after a Failure--Chapter 6. The Engineering Investigation Process--Part 3: Causes of Failures--Chapter 7. Loads and Hazards: Their Nature, Magnitude, and Consequences--Chapter 8. Design Errors, Construction Defects, and Project Miscommunication--Chapter 9. Defects, Deterioration, and Durability--Chapter 10. Temporary Structures in Construction--Part 4: Material-Specific Forensic Analyses--Chapter 11. Steel Structures--Chapter 12. Concrete Structures--Chapter 13. Masonry Structures--Chapter 14. Timber Structures--Chapter 15. Building Facades--Chapter 16. Foundations--Part 5: Professional Practice and Legal Aspects--Chapter 17. Legal Concerns after a Failure--Chapter 18. Litigation and Dispute Resolution--Chapter 19. The Expert Consultant and Witness--Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071498845 20160614
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071498845 20160614
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ix, 465 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Forensic Computing Understanding Information IT Systems Concepts PC Hardware and Inside The Box Disk Geometry The New Technology File System The Treatment of PCs The Treatment of Electronic Organisers Looking Ahead (Just a little bit more) Appendices: Common Character Codes-- Some Common File Format Signatures-- A Typical Set of POST codes-- Typical BIOS Beep Codes and Error Messages-- Disk Partition Table Types-- Ezxtended Partitions-- Registers and Order Code for the INtel 8086-- NFTS Boot Sector and BIOS Parameter Block-- MFT Header and Attribute Maps-- The Relationship Between CHS and LBA Addressing-- Alternate Data Streams - a Brief Explanation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781846283970 20160528
Forensic computing is becoming of primary importance as computers increasingly figure prominently as sources of evidence in all sorts of criminal investigations. However, in order for such evidence to be legally useful, it is vital that it be collected and processed according to rigorous principles. In the second edition of this very successful book, Tony Sammes and Brian Jenkinson show how information held in computer systems can be recovered when it has been hidden or subverted by criminals, and how to ensure that it is accepted as admissible evidence in court. Updated to fall in line with ACPO 2003 guidelines, "Forensic Computing: A Practitioner's Guide" is illustrated with plenty of case studies and worked examples, and will help practitioners and students gain a clear understanding in: recovering information from computer systems that will acceptable as evidence; the principles involved in password protection and data encryption; the evaluation procedures used in circumventing a system's internal security safeguards; and full search and seizure protocols for experts and police officers. The new volume not only discusses the new file system technologies brought in by Windows XP and 2000 but now also considers modern fast drives, new encryption technologies, the practicalities of 'live' analysis, and the problems inherent in examining personal organisers. Professor A. J. Sammes is Professor of Computing Science, in the Faculty of Military Science, Technology and Management at the Defense Academy, Shrivenham. His department has been more or less solely responsible for training senior police officers in the UK in the art of forensic computing. His testimony as an expert witness has been called in countless cases, some of great national importance. Brian Jenkinson is a retired Detective Inspector, formally Head of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Fraud Squad. He is now an independent Forensic Computer Consultant and is also closely involved in teaching to both law enforcement and commercial practitioners. He was appointed Visiting Professor for Forensic Computing in 2002 at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781846283970 20160528
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1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I - Design and Construction Practices. Chapter 1. The Design and Construction Process. Chapter 2. Design Codes, Standards, and Manuals. Chapter 3. Construction Safety Codes, Standards, and Regulations. Part II - Investigation of Failures and Resolution of Claims. Chapter 4. The First Steps After a Failure. Chapter 5. Legal Concerns After a Failure. Chapter 6. Engineering Investigation of Failures. Chapter 7. Standard of Care. Chapter 8. Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Chapter 9. The Expert Consultant and Witness. Part III - Engineering Analysis of Structural Defects and Failures. Chapter 10. Loads and Hazards. Chapter 11. Steel Structures. Chapter 12. Concrete Structures. Chapter 13. Masonry Structures. Chapter 14. The Building Envelope. Chapter 15. Timber Structures. Chapter 16. Structural Foundations. Chapter 17. Temporary Structures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780070526679 20160527
This is the first-and best-comprehensive guide to forensic structural engineering "Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook". The investigation of structural/construction failures is a segment of engineering that has come into its own. Yet no book has delivered day-to-day, practical guidance on how to practice forensic structural engineering ...until now. Contributed by leading experts in the field, and edited by Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., noted structural engineering educator and consultant, this definitive handbook is a comprehensive treatment of the subject of forensic structural engineering and expert witnessing. Page after page, it supplies all the information you need to launch, expand, and enhance a career in forensic structural engineering. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, the "Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook" thoroughly covers every important topic in the field. Look inside for expert guidance on: The design-construction process; Entering the forensic structural engineering profession; Conducting failure investigations; Design and construction codes, standards, regulations, and practices; Standard of care; Nature and consequences of loads and hazards; Critical characteristics of, and common faults and failures in, steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures, building cladding, foundations and retaining walls, and more; Working with attorneys, rendering opinions, and giving testimony in judicial proceedings; Assisting in resolution of claims; and, Client relations and professional development. Whether you're a structural, geotechnical, civil, or construction engineer, contractor, attorney, insurance, or other professional, this sourcebook is where a successful career in forensic structural engineering begins.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780070526679 20160527
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221 p. ; 22 cm.
Developed by the Task Committee on Guidelines for Failure Investigation of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering. The guide presents an overview of the functions and responsibilities of the forensic engineer recommends methods that can be used to identify causes of failure or performance problems in constructed facilities describes the forensic engineerAs role as an expert witness during the legal process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780872627369 20160527
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  • Digital Still and Video CamerasDigital CamerasPixelsSingle-Chip CamerasSpectral ResponseBeyond the VisualSpectrophotometersSpatial ResolutionTonal ResolutionCamera ChoicesFile Formats and CompressionJPEG CompressionVideoMPEG CompressionMicroscope ImagesLocard's PrincipleOther Sources of Digital ImagesFile StorageReferencesBasic Image Processing and EnhancementCalibrating DimensionColor SpacesColor CorrectionImage RectificationInterpolationAdjusting Contrast and BrightnessHistogram EqualizationHigh-Bit-Depth ImagesReducing Image NoiseNeighborhood ConvolutionsMedian FiltersNonuniform IlluminationComplex BackgroundsGenerating a BackgroundMorphological FiltersSharpening ContrastSecond DerivativesModificationsReferencesAdvanced Processing TechniquesReducing Random NoiseBilateral and Anisotropic Diffusion FiltersNonlocal Means FilterModified Median FiltersMorphological FiltersIncreasing Edge ContrastThe Kuwahara FilterOutlining EdgesMultiple ImagesPrincipal Components AnalysisFourier TransformsFrequency FiltersHomomorphic FilterPeriodic Noise RemovalDeconvolution of Focus and Motion Blur3D ImagingCorrelationThe Wavelet TransformSpecialized Processing MethodsReferencesComparison and MeasurementSide-by-Side ComparisonMatching Features or DimensionsFacial RecognitionBiometric MeasuresFoot- and Tire PrintsReverse ProjectionDimensional MeasurementsPhotogrammetryStereo PairsEstimating CrowdsObject MeasurementsThresholdingProcessing Thresholded ImagesCombining ImagesMeasuring Position and ColorMeasuring Size and ShapeIdentificationDetecting Image ManipulationReferencesInterpreting and Presenting EvidenceImage DisplaysExplaining and Showing ProceduresComparisonsComputer Graphics and AnimationsDynamic ModelsExplaining Processing and MeasurementThe Photoshop IssueCredibilityStandardsProbability and Bayes' RuleEvaluating ProbabilitiesDistinguishing GroupsDaubert CriteriaError and VariabilityIdentifying IndividualsExplaining UncertaintyReferences.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498733083 20171218
The ability to work with, and retrieve images, is vital to forensic and criminal case work. During a five-decade-long career, author John C. Russ has taught methods for image processing and measurement to thousands of students. Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging, Second Edition distills his classroom and workshop material to present the information most relevant to forensic science. Since the publication of the first edition, there have been many significant changes in technology that have revolutionized the ways digital images are used in forensic investigations. Fully updated, the second edition: Covers the widespread advancements of digital imaging photography and processingDiscusses the increased power, storage capacity, and use of digital cameras, laptop computers, tablets, and cell phones in forensic scienceGives real-world examples to illustrate comparisons between different processing optionsIncludes hundreds of full-color images that demonstrate technologies and techniquesAddresses issues of admissibility of forensic investigation results under Frye and Daubert rulesProvides guidelines and suggestions for effectively presenting and explaining results Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging, Second Edition explains concepts with minimal jargon, and the methods and tools described in this book can be implemented in a broad spectrum of available computer programs. By demonstrating how these methods can be applied to a variety of images, this book helps readers develop the ability to understand when and how specific techniques should be used. It will be of particular use in casework for practicing photography and imaging police and forensic professionals who need to verify and explain both interpretations and processes to legal professionals, judges, and juries.
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1 online resource (xvi, 940 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • ACI 562 The Concrete Repair Code
  • Using ACI 562 as the Standard to Assess Damages in Existing Concrete Structures
  • Structural Repair of a Concrete Parking Garage Structure Using ACI 562
  • Load Testing Techniques for the Strength Evaluation of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Air Leakage, Moisture Migration, and Condensation in a Building Enclosure
  • Balcony View
  • Adhered Masonry Veneer Failures
  • Investigation and Repair of a Curtain Wall Damaged by a Blast
  • Forensic Façade Restoration of the Lost Gems of NYC
  • The Tale of Two Stones
  • Weeping Stucco Buckets
  • Interpreting Damage to Existing Structures Adjacent to Construction Sites
  • Determining Damage Contributions from the Loss or Instability of Soil within a Foundation's Influence Zone
  • A Case Study of Ground Vibrations Due to Pile Driving in Mobile, Alabama
  • Site Characterization and Evaluation of a Deep-Seated Slope Movement
  • Forensic Investigation of Concrete Masonry Wall Cracking
  • Lessons Learnt from the Partial Collapse of a Historical Masonry Building
  • Benefits of Helical Bar Reinforcing in Preserving Historic Masonry Facades
  • Failure of a Thin Limestone Facade
  • Thickness Swell in Particle Board : A Forensic Tool for the Duration of Loss
  • Wood Swelling : Pressures Exerted from Saturated Wood Materials
  • Needle in a Haystack : Identifying Failure Origin Pieces in Heat-Treated Glass
  • Electrical Resistivity Measurement to Study Alkali-Silica-Reaction Cracking in Mortar.
  • Hail Impact Testing of Masonite Shingles
  • Hail Evaluation of Bituminous Roofing Membranes : Understanding Interply Mopping Voids
  • Assessing Wind-Damaged Masonite Shingles
  • The Anatomy of the Failure of a Wood Panelized Roof Sub-Purlin Hanger
  • Richmond Hill Subdivision Explosion Case Study
  • Performance of Structures Subjected to the West Fertilizer Company Explosion
  • Investigation of the Fragment Impact and Blast Shock Wave on Window Breakage
  • Column-Reinforcing Cage Stability and Construction Safety
  • A Case Study on the Partial Collapse of a Building with a Light Gage Steel Framing System
  • Issues Facing Design Professionals through the Lens of Two Rain-Induced Roof Collapses
  • Prevention of Construction Failures : A Systematic Approach
  • Hurricane Wind-Generated Debris Impact Damage to the Glazing of a High-Rise Building
  • Hurricane Andrew : Whatever Happened to My Argument to Abolish Prescriptive Building Codes?
  • Building Code Changes Resulting from FEMA's Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Assessment Team Report
  • Evaluation and Repair of Tornado Damage to a Historic Church
  • The Benefit of Using Bayesian Structural Reliability Language and Theory in a Forensic Investigation of an Existing Building
  • Case Studies of Finite Element Analysis in Structural Investigations
  • 3D Documentation and Printing in Forensics
  • Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of Crack Dating Methods in the U.S. Legal System
  • Structural Damage Allocation from Sequential Earthquakes.
  • Residential 3D Model Wind Tunnel Pressure Testing
  • Numerical Investigation of the Failures Observed in Eccentrically-Braced Frames in the Aftermath of the Christchurch Earthquake Series (2010-2011)
  • Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Resistance and Failure Behavior of Ductile Concrete-Filled Double-Skin Tube Columns Subjected to Post-Earthquake Fires
  • Walkway Collapse at the Botanical Gardens : A Study in Movement
  • Defining Where Progressive Collapse Protection Is Needed
  • Uncertainties in Structural Collapse Mitigation
  • Disproportionate Collapse How to Check the Computer Analysis
  • Investigation of a Tall Ordinary Reinforced Concrete Frame Building Utilizing Uncertainty in Limit State Capacity and Demand
  • A Case Study on the Construction Defects of Reinforced Concrete Walls with Insulated Concrete Forms
  • Performance of Industrial Concrete Floors for Wheeled Traffic
  • Evaluation and Repair of Insufficiently-Reinforced Precast Concrete Double Tee Members
  • Systems for Structural Failure Investigations in the United States
  • Survey of the Means of Egress Provisions in the Construction Codes of the City of New York
  • Incident Site Management Managing and Documenting an Incident Scene
  • Developing the RIght Protocol for Investigations.
  • Can a Single Flood Event Result in Fungal Growth beneath Tile?
  • Cross-Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety
  • Challenges with a Roof Collapse : Causation, Subrogation, and Structural Rehabilitation
  • Failure Histories of Three Masonry Structures : Liability of the Professional Figures Involved during the Design and Construction Phases
  • Forensic Engineering Analysis of the Standard of Care in Construction Claims
  • The Standard of Care and Ethics of Forensic Engineering Testimony
  • Forensic Engineering Issues of Transition
  • The Peer Review Process in Forensic Engineering
  • Evaluation of a Damaged Steel Commercial Structure, Long Island, NY
  • Metal Corrosion : A Qualitative Analysis
  • Coupon Testing : An Essential Tool for Understanding Historic Steel
  • Seismic Restoration Cost Curve of Curved Steel Bridges
  • Collapses of Single Column Pier Bridges in China
  • Finite Element Analysis of Cable-Stayed Strands' Failure Due to Fire
  • Early Age Cracking in a SHCC Bridge Deck Link Slab
  • Analysis of Design Standards and Recommended Practices for Agricultural Storage Bins
  • Partial Failure of a Bulk Storage Facility : Construction Defect vs. Design Error
  • Steel Bin Failure and Partial Collapse of a Coal Processing Plant
  • Load Testing as Part of the Evaluation of a Recently Constructed Precast Concrete Parking Structure
  • The Progressive Collapse of Single-Layer Dome Roof Structures.
  • Environmental Loading on Temporary Structures Based on the 2014 NYC Building Code
  • Buckling Analysis of Arched Structures Using Finite Element Analysis
  • Field Investigation of a Failed Concrete Cone Spreader inside of a Cement Mixing Silo
  • Establishing In-Place Structural Drying Goals : A Scientific Approach
  • Review of the Codes and Standards for Noise and Vibration Investigations in Buildings
  • Consideration of Wet Service Conditions on the Performance of Bowstring Trusses
  • Investigation of the Different Types of Seismic Base Isolators for a Continuous Box Girder Bridge
  • Ceiling Failures
  • Investigation of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material and In Situ Bond Failure
  • Jacking Columns of Existing Structures under Existing Loads
  • Numerical Simulation of Cement-Treated Soil Reinforced with Coir Fiber Subjected to Flexural Loading.
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1 online resource (957 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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1 online resource (1347 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Proceedings of the Sixth Congress on Forensic Engineering, held in San Francisco, California, October 31-November 3, 2012. Sponsored by the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This collection contains 144 peer-reviewed papers presenting findings intended to help forensic engineers develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, disseminate information on failures, and provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and for ethical conduct. Topics include: bridges; building envelopes; critical infrastructure; design practices; disaster risk management; education; emerging technologies; fires; floods; flooring; geotechnical failures; hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme winds; investigative methodologies; practices to reduce failures; professional practice; research and testing; residential construction; and structural failures. This will be valuable to engineers, researchers, educators, and students involved in forensic engineering.
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