Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Second Congress, May 21-23, 2000, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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These proceeding contain the papers presented at the Second Forensic Congress held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-23, 2000. These papers cover forensic engineering subjects related to research, practice, and education. Within these broad categories, a number of topics are explored including: 1) Becoming an effective expert; 2) Kansas City Hyatt Collapse, a retrospective; 3) Unusual failures; 4) Insurance and Risk; 5) Non-Destructive Testing; 6) Natural Disasters; 7) Forensic Engineering Practice; 8) Bridge Performance; 9) Temporary Structures; 10) Facade Failures; 11) Education Issues; 12) Foundation Failures; and 13) Sick Buildings. This collection provides design professionals, researchers, educators, and students with a wealth of technical information regarding the status and progress of forensic engineering. A good balance between theoretical concepts and practical applications is presented.

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