Presentation: "Lessons Learned from Investigating Unique Failures"

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:00 PM - Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 06:00 PM

This presentation will explore a series of real-world case studies featuring unique structural failures. The discussion is intended to help professionals practicing investigative engineering by relaying specific project experiences and methods implemented to navigate each unique circumstance with multiple unknown elements, while maintaining professional engineering ethics.

Presented by the ASCE Southeastern Michigan Branch Technical Activities Committee

One (1.0) PDH Provided


Ross J. Smith, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CDT
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Ross Smith, Principal with WJE’s Detroit Office is experienced in structural evaluation, building enclosure commissioning, unique failure investigations, repair design, and construction quality control. His work also includes structural and architectural failures related to water infiltration, fire, wind, snow, condensation and material failures. He is also experienced in new building design, sustainable construction, peer reviews, and litigation assistance.


Free to ASCE Members!  Please RSVP by e-mail to Paul Wakefield at [email protected] to receive the Zoom link and your certificate of attendance.