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213-Practical Forensic Engineering-Property-Part 1

By: Dana F. Shave, P. E.

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

213-Practical Forensic Engineering-Property-Part 1

This course provides a basic familiarity with the essentials of forensic engineering for property losses, as applied to basic principles and to the investigation, assessment, and reporting of property damage claims for insurance industry and attorney clients. Practical guidance is provided such that the practicing forensic engineer may be better able to assess and understand the environment in which he is operating, and to be aware of the expectations and of the challenges placed on him in this role. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of a scientific and thorough process for investigation, reporting and forming opinions that minimize opportunities for later challenge, either by another party or during litigation. The elements of the litigation process, including testimony, are reviewed as they may apply to the engineering expert witness.

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John Dickert
01/11/2019
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This was not my favorite course.
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Rick
12/20/2018
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Fantastic overview of the legal aspects of forensic investigations, and some good advice and tips.
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Andrew Cox
12/19/2018
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Overall the course was a good introductory to the forensics process which included trivial examples. I agree with other reviewers in regards to the test questions as they seemed to be on the fine line of ambiguous vs. misleading for example #19, "...a CLOSE photo of a chimney..."
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Peter Marshall
12/10/2018
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Good overview of the characteristics and governing principles involved with forensic engineering efforts
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Dan
12/05/2018
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Well-written and well-organized course that will benefit me in my work.
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Mel Kogan
11/08/2018
Excellent presentation of a lot of interesting information
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Todd Woods
11/07/2018
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Very informative
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Michael
10/30/2018
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provided a good introduction to Forensic Engineering and the detailed work that is required.
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A. D. Bailey
10/05/2018
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A good introduction to the basic concept and practice of forensic engineering.
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Carl Peters
09/13/2018
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I found the information provided to be clear, accurate and informative.
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Tom Linus
08/25/2018
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It was a great summary of the aspects of Forensic engineering
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Evgeny
08/13/2018
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Great course! Covers all aspects of property damage cases.
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Richard Job
07/19/2018
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I have issues with your answers for the following questions: #14 . . . #18 . . . #19 . . .
Some of the review comments have been removed because they disclosed answer to test questions.
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Ronald J Pica
07/14/2018
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Good course with much information. Easy to read and well presented
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Thomas Lyden
06/11/2018
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Several good practical techniques for performing investigations. I will keep the course document in my library for future reference.
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Walid Alaywan
06/01/2018
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Questions are confusing. few printed questions are not what you see on screen when one takes the test.
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Harvey Kagan
05/31/2018
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Interesting course. It won't make you a Forensic Engineer but will allow you to consider what you will need if you are considering working as an Expert. I have been practicing FE and find this to be a good refresher as to what I should be considering.
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John R Thorington
05/25/2018
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Tougher than I expected! Glad I chose engineering over law!
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Curt Wasko
05/23/2018
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Good course as an overview of what the job requires. Might want to rethink why I wanted to be an engineer. A couple of questions are very tricky in wording.
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Gary Gartenberg
05/21/2018
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Excellent presentation of the core parts of providing a forensic analysis for a claim.
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Stephen Vadas, Ph.D., P.E.
02/04/2018
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I perform forensic engineering for medical devices and wanted to learn more and improve my skills, so I took this course. It is excellent and covers the issues including some of the problems encountered along the way. I highly recommend it.
3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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Danny Smith
12/03/2017
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Very good course!
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Barbara Murrish
08/29/2017
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This course was very interesting. I learned a lot. The questions were a little tricky.
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David M. Cressler
07/02/2017
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To me, there were more than one right on several questions. These questions were ambiguous, and whereas the test is geared for one specific answer, it was cumbersome and frustrating. Overall, it is a good course however I believe the question could be fined tuned.
4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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William Gallimore
05/30/2017
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The course was interesting and informative. Overall, I learned a lot from it. However, there were too many typographical errors in the text and in several areas, there needs to be additional information provided for the student to develop a more complete understand of a particular subtopic.
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Andrew White
04/01/2017
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Worthwhile- learned some things I didn't already know. Very relevant for engineers serving the insurance industry.
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William Pippine
03/14/2017
Through course for both new and experienced forensic engineers. A refresher as well as an introduction for new forensic engineers. The handout is a great reference for periodic review during inspections.
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Paul Hansen
03/11/2017
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Very enjoyable and informative. I learned quite a bit.
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JERRY AUSTIN
02/14/2017
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GOOD - I LEARNED A LOT
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Don Haumann
02/13/2017
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Very good intro. Makes you think before considering yourself a forensics engineer, even after 25+ years
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John B. Martin
02/06/2017
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The course is very comprehensive.
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Michael Hoffman
01/29/2017
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A good course. 5 stars
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LM Cherwa
12/30/2016
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Found the coarse interesting and informative. But, found the test questions to be somewhat deceptive.
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Kathleen Liley
12/30/2016
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Very informative
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Adam
12/28/2016
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Course was good and informative.
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Joseph Martines
12/28/2016
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Very interesting and informative.
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Dale
12/18/2016
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Very good course. I found it interesting and a good introduction into what goes into conducting a forensic investigation of a property loss.
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Ed
12/10/2016
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Good course. I wish they would include the Case Study within the material. Otherwise, a good class for anyone working in a regulated industry.
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Mark Crawford
11/27/2016
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The course provided a clear overview of the forensic process. Useful checklists could be developed from the presented material.
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John Gabriel
11/21/2016
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I have been doing forensic engineering for 9 years and this was very helpful to me in verifying what I had been doing correctly and also in showing some areas that need improvement. Thank you for an excellent course.
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Paul Aronian
11/17/2016
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Tough but good questions. I had take the course test several times before passing.
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Robert Power
11/12/2016
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Good course and interesting. Sometimes too tricky in questions.
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Kenneth Colonel
11/03/2016
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Great overview
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Franklin Chandler jr
10/23/2016
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Excellent -- reference to laws was good and full coverage of subject - recommend to others
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William Fulcher
10/15/2016
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Excellent Course which addressed using a plethura of considerations to make before undertaking a Forensic Engineering assignment.
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OLLIE FRAZIER
10/14/2016
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well written and enjoyable
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Ben Carr
10/13/2016
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The course is well written and a good introduction to forensic engineering, band as much would be a very good introductory guide for a beginning forensic engineer.
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Joseph Hetzel
10/07/2016
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Excellently written.
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Christopher Jones
10/06/2016
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Solid usable instruction and opinions about practice and processes for research and record-keeping, formulating reports, and the deposition process.
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Warren M. Childress, PE
10/05/2016
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Good course. It is a great way to be introduced to Forensic Engineering and it identifies some pitfalls to be aware of.
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Ronald
10/03/2016
Good course for general information and refresher.
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Kevin Smith
09/27/2016
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I found the course thorough and and excellent refresher in the area of forensics and interface with the legal side of engineering.
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John Karlsruher
05/23/2016
Excellent course. Great brush-up to referesh one's memory on what we should be aware of prior to beginning a forensic engineering assignment!
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Gordon
05/05/2016
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Generally a good course. A few questions were based upon a choice of word meanings; semantics. Very good explanation of Daubert. Is Part 2 available, yet? Hope it has more about interaction with legal.
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anonymous
07/30/2015
Very well presented.
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anonymous
06/19/2015
good course CONTENT some of the questions are not written to measure knowledge but semantics ie impose vs adopted almost trick questions --- others have complained about these issues before. make the questions hard to make certain the materiAL IS MASTERED.
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Excellent Overview
anonymous
05/12/2015
This presents an excellent overview of what is involved in forensic engineering - it is a complex field and this course does a good job in driving that point home.
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anonymous
03/13/2015
Excellent material, challenging, good for the beginner or a great refresher.....
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anonymous
03/10/2015
I thought the course material was excellent and would have rated five stars. However, I didn't think that many of the test questions were well enough thought out. I'm an attorney as well as a professional engineer and I had difficulty determining what the author was driving at, so I missed more questions than I normally do.
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Don
03/09/2015
Very well written course and valuable insights if or when you are called to provide expert testimony. Read the cautions provided. Test requires some study and thought/digging. I think this a must.
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