Looking for the “Why” in Structural Failures
When members of the general public hear the term “structural failure,” their minds typically venture to the most catastrophic type: collapse. It is important to recognize that structural failures come in various shapes and sizes, all of which negatively impact the owners, operators, and users of the failed systems. No matter the severity, investigating structural failures is often necessary to facilitate insurance claims, litigation, or repair. However, beyond identifying likely causes, the importance of learning from these failures cannot be overemphasized. In this webinar, we will define common types and causes of structural failure, then use a series of failure investigation case studies to help increase awareness and decrease the risk of future failures.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define the most common types of structural system failures.
- Identify common causes of structural failures and recognize that more than one often contributes.
- Realize the importance of understanding structural behavior when investigating failures.
- Discuss approaches and tools for conducting a structural failure investigation.
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.