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February 2017

Forensic Engineering and Failure Analysis

Status: The event is open
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Forensic Engineering and Failure Analysis - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Forensic Engineering and Failure Analysis - Day 2
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Cypress Room), 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Doug Perovic
University of Toronto
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price APEGBC Member: Forensic Engineering and Failure Analysis: $795.00 + GST = $834.75 until Feb 7, 2017

APEGBC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Forensic Engineering and Failure Analysis: $995.00 + GST = $1044.75

Non-Member Price: Forensic Engineering and Failure Analysis: $995.00 + GST = $1044.75

APEGBC Student Member Price: Forensic Engineering and Failure Analysis: $497.50 + GST = $522.38
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 07, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
APEGBC Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4886
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4886
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: gphungura@apeg.bc.ca
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The course provides participants with an understanding of scientific and engineering investigation methods and tools to assess potential sources, causes, and solutions for prevention of failure due to natural accidents, fire, high, and low speed impacts, design defects, improper selection of materials, manufacturing defects, improper service conditions, inadequate maintenance, and human error.

The fundamentals of accident investigation principles and procedures for product failure investigations are demonstrated through a wide range of real world case studies including: medical devices, sports equipment, electronic devices, vehicular collisions, structural collapse, corrosion failures, weld failures, fire investigations and patent infringements. Compliance with industry norms and standards, product liability, sources of liability, proving liability, defense against liability, and other legal issues will be demonstrated with a wide range of case studies.

Seminar Objectives

As engineered products age, they fail. Such failures need to be explored and explained. This seminar gives participants the benchmark for assessing the damage endured by existing structures and how to identify potential failures.
 
Participants will learn the fundamentals necessary to understand and appreciate methods of investigating engineering failures. The seminar will provide an overview of potential sources and causes of engineering failures and the basis for prevention of failure. A wide range of procedures for investigating engineering failures will be described with a view to understanding product liability. Fundamental principles will be demonstrated through real world case studies.

Prerequisites

General knowledge of science and/or engineering fundamentals. The course provides participants with an understanding of scientific and engineering investigation methods and tools to assess potential sources, causes and solutions for prevention of failure due to natural accidents, fire, high- and low-speed impacts, design defects, improper selection of materials, manufacturing defects, improper service conditions, inadequate maintenance, and human error.
 
The fundamentals of accident investigation principles and procedures for product failure investigations are demonstrated through a wide range of real world case studies including: medical devices, sports equipment, electronic devices, vehicular collisions, structural collapse, corrosion failures, weld failures, fire investigations, and patent infringements. Compliance with industry norms and standards, product liability, sources of liability, proving liability, defense against liability, and other legal issues will be demonstrated with a wide range of case studies.

Target Audience

This course is directed towards engineers of all disciplines including practitioners in the legal profession and in the insurance industry who are concerned with product performance, product liability, and engineering claims.

Speaker

Dr. Doug D. Perovic is Professor and Past Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has given undergraduate, graduate, and professional development courses covering a wide range of topics including mechanical behaviour, materials engineering and design, materials characterization, forensic engineering, failure analysis, and materials in manufacturing. He developed and teaches the only university level course on Forensic Engineering in Canada. He has led many forensic engineering investigations and provided expert witness testimony in Canadian and U.S. Courts concerning topics such as mechanical and electronic equipment failures, biomedical device failures, environmental degradation, improper materials selection and design, vehicular collisions, and fire investigations. Dr. Perovic often serves as a voice of the profession in the media on high profile cases. Dr. Perovic is a licensed professional engineer, the Celestica Chair in Materials for Microelectronics, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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