Peckar & Abramson Chairman Steven M. Charney will speak at the Forensic Engineering Workshop held by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) in New York, NY on September 3, 2019 in advance of the 2019 IABSE Congress.
Titled, “Structural Failures – Investigations, Causes, Lessons Learned and Used to Mitigate Failures” the workshop aims to provide an understanding of the origins, causes and consequences of failures, the lessons learned from them, and thereby to improve design practices and elevate the standard‐of‐care – all to mitigate errors that may lead to failures and liabilities of engineers.
Mr. Charney will discuss construction and engineering related dispute resolution in the United States including common causes of such disputes, modes of dispute resolution (trial by jury, trial by judge, arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution), the use of experts and the cost and time involved.
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The IABSE Forensic Engineering Workshop will be held on September 3, 2019 from 8:30am to 6:00pm at the Jacob Javits Center(Room 1E03) located at 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.
About the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers
The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) describes itself as a scientific / technical Association comprising members in 100 countries worldwide. IABSE deals with all aspects of structural engineering: the science and art of planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring and inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and preservation, demolition and dismantling of structures, taking into consideration technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects. The aim of the Association is to exchange knowledge and to advance the practice of structural engineering worldwide in the service of the profession and society.