Providence Summer 2021

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Friday, July 30, Board Meeting and Academy Dinner

• 11:00 Board Meeting*

• 6:00 Happy Hour and Academy Dinner to follow

• NOTE: The ASTM E58 Meeting will be held via WebEx on Wednesday, August 11th



Saturday, July 31, Technical Presentations and Member Meeting


7:00 am Welcome and Introductions

8:00 am Forensic Engineering Methodology for Analyzing Complex Mechanical System Failures - David Danaher

9:00 am COVID-19 Engineering Mitigations and Liability - Curt Freedman

10:00 am Evaluation of Two Proximity Warning Devices (PWDs) on a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) - Scott Raszeja

11:00 am Membership Meeting*

12:00 pm Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm Forensic Investigation of Electrical and Electronic Causes of an Industrial Equipment Failure - Robert Peruzzi

2:00 pm Forensic Investigations of Food Truck Incidents - John Schumacher

3:00 pm Forensic Engineering Research and Testing of Building Copper Tube Water Piping System Freeze Failures - Joe Leane

4:00 pm Presenters’ Panel

* Remote access available for all dues-payers. If you are interested in participating in the Board Meeting and/or General Membership Meeting remotely, please contact conference@nafe.org.

Please note NAFE will NOT host a Saturday dinner. This break in our traditional scheduling is an effort to promote more small group interaction and support our host city of Providence. We encourage all participants to plan an evening exploring the area, networking, and enjoying your favorite cuisine in local eateries.

Sunday, August 1, Educational Presentations and Panel Discussion


8:00 am Welcome and Introductions

9:00 am Forensic Engineering Site Observations: Data and Evidence Collection, Reporting, and Admissibility – Edward Fronapfel

10:00 am Effective Virtual Lab Inspections - Steve Pietropaolo

11:00 am Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in Forensic Engineering Cases – Marty Gordon

12:00 pm Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm Avoiding Daubert Challenges: Lessons through Case Studies - Rebecca Bowman

2:00 pm Are You Testifying to an Eighth Grader - Liberty Janson

3:00 pm Panel Discussion on Forensic Engineering
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For a taste of the previous content from past conferences, view our past programs.

We will NOT host a Saturday dinner. This break in our traditional scheduling is an effort to promote more small group interaction and support our host city of Providence. We encourage all participants to plan an evening exploring the area, networking, and enjoying your favorite cuisine in local eateries.

For a NAFE discounted rate at the Renaissance, use this booking link.

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