The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the SEAOI 2021 Virtual Forensic Forum! The event provides an opportunity for structural engineers to share best practices, lessons learned, and new techniques related to the investigation of failures or other performance problems. Failures are not all catastrophic, such as when a building or bridge collapses, but include facilities or parts of facilities that do not perform as intended by the owner, design professional, or contractor. Forensic design and construction topics will be presented by a diverse group of engineers from Chicagoland and beyond. The Forum is designed for all structural engineering professionals interested in forensic engineering.


June 3, 2021

12:00pm- 1:00pm    Residences at Water Tower - Marble Facade Restoration
William D. Bast and Lee Fink, LPI, Inc.
1:00pm - 2:00pm           T2D2: Computer Vision for Detection, Classification, and Monitoring of Facade Damage Conditions
Rachel Michelin and Badri Hiriyur, Thornton Tomasetti

June 10, 2021

12:00pm - 12:30pm Failure stress of glass made easy. Or is it?
Terrence McDonnell, Klein and Hoffman, Inc.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Large Scale Parking Structure Vehicle Fire Damage Evaluation and Restoration
Alex Katz, Walker Consultants
1:30pm - 2:00pm Preserving the Beauty of Cast Iron During a Forensic Analysis
Allison Toonen-Talamo, Klein and Hoffman, Inc.

June 17, 2021

12:00pm - 12:30pm       Case Study in Service Life Prediction of a Post-Tensioned Concrete Parking Structure
Joseluis Alvarez, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Understanding Wood Moisture Movement in Diagnosing Problems with Wood-Frame Structures
Leonard J. Morse-Fortier, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
1:30pm - 2:00pm Forensic Analysis of Failures in Plumbing Pipe
Alan Humphreys, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

June 24, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm Precast, Prestressed, and Well Done
Thomas Frankie, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates


  • Member - $360
  • Non-Member - $450


  • 2021 Virtual Forensic Forum Webinar Member Registration - $130.00
  • 2021 Virtual Forensic Forum Webinar Non-Member Registration - $260.00

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