NYSSPE has partnered with Sem-Train, LLC - New York State Approved Sponsor
Cost: $325 Members / $350 Non-Members
This course covers the fundamentals and principles of forensic engineering in regard to structural failures of buildings, bridges, underground structures, towers and tunnels. It discusses a whole range of issues:
• Inspection of the failed site
• Integrity and ethics
• Recording of observations
• Identification and storage of critical failed segments
• Review of contract documents including specifications
• Review of documents produced during construction
• Review of shop drawings, RFIs, QC and QA reports
• Review of design documents including computations
• Contracts between parties
• Lab reports
• Hypothesis and conclusion
• Report writing
• Preparation for deposition
• Assisting attorney to depose others
• Appearing as expert witness
• Publishing the report
In the second part, the course will deal with actual failure cases:
• March 15, 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University, Miami
• October 30, 2003 Tropicana Garage collapse, NJ
• November 13, 2014 pedestrian bridge collapse, Raleigh, NC
• May 4, 2014 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey event in RI
• November 19, 1990 collapse of open excavation, Washington DC
• October 10, 2012 parking garage collapse in Doral, FL
Mr. Ayub is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland. Mr. Ayub serves as the Director of Engineering in the Directorate of Construction, OSHA National Office, Washington DC. He manages a program for investigating and inspecting catastrophic construction incident sites involving fatalities which receive national attention. Conducts structural analyses for causal determination of the incidents as per generally recognized industry practices. Recommends measures to stabilize failed structures. Determines areas for safe entrance for first responders. Develops program to preserve evidence for laboratory tests and examination. Mr. Ayub provides technical support to OSHA regional and area offices, and to various directorates on matters relating to civil and structural engineering. Furthermore, Mr. Ayub, interacts with national engineering and safety organizations and associations to enhance safety in construction. Acts as lead coordinator for OSHA’s structural emergency response team. Leads OSHA’s group for prevention through design.
Mr. Ayub has co-authored “Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook”. Two editions published by McGraw Hill in 2000 and 2004, and multiple incident investigation reports.
He received OSHA’s highest recognition award in 2015 for having performed over 75 major construction incident investigations in the last 25 years.
Received Engineer of the Year award in 1991 from the National Society of Professional Engineers.