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New Publication Assists Engineers In Forensic Investigations
October 9, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new book, Guidelines for Failure Investigation, Second Edition, outlines five fundamental steps in a failure investigation and will assist forensic engineers in tailoring their investigations to their particular failure scenarios. This book emphasizes failures and investigations related to structural and geotechnical systems, building envelopes, and construction practices; however, the investigative process outlined may also be appropriate for conducting other types of failure investigations.

Applying engineering principles to the investigation of failures or other performance problems is the job of forensic engineers. Forensic engineering involves both the investigation of failures but also participation in the legal proceedings that often follow. Forensic engineer and an interdisciplinary investigation team use interrelated tasks and steps to aid them in planning and implementation of a successful investigation.

Valuable to practicing engineers and students needing an introduction to the investigative process, this publication also serves as a reference guide for veteran investigators.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.

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