2023 Winter Conference

Submitted by mikes on Sat, 10/15/2022 - 16:12


Join us for our next conference!


January 6-8, 2023


San Antonio


Hotel Contessa


Register for the NAFE 2023 In-Person Winter Conference at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas


Hotel WiFi

WiFi connection instructions forthcoming.


The Conference will include:

  • Friday, January 6, Board Meeting 
  • Friday, January 6, Reception at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm
  • Saturday, January 7, Technical Presentations and Member Meeting
  • Sunday, January 8, Educational Presentations

The Journal Committee has finalized the Technical Saturday program through our standard Journal submission and review process. The single-track Saturday will include technical presentations covering a variety of Forensic Engineering disciplines.

Saturday Technical Program:

8:00-9:00 am            Forensic Examination of Post-Fire Damaged Electrical Conductors by Quantitative Measurement to Increase Electrical Fault Evaluation Reliability
Mark Svare, PE, Neal W. Hanke, PE, and Niamh Nic Daied, PhD

9:00-10:00                Forensic Engineering Investigation of a Machine-Related Injury
Jason McPherson, PE

10:00-11:00              Forensic Engineering Investigation of Design and Quality Control Issues of Metal-On-Metal Hip Implant Failures
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, Matthew Mills, PE, and Olin Parker

11:00-12:00              Application of Matchmoving for Forensic Video Analysis of a Pedestrian/Train Collision and Verification with Recorded Event Data Analysis
Richard Ziernicki, PhD, PE, Ricky Nguyen, PE, and Taylor Spiegelberg

1:00-2:00 pm            Forensic Engineering Investigation of Maintenance and Operational Factors Contributing to the Collapse of a Crane Boom
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, Matthew Mills, PE, and Olin Parker

2:00-3:00                  South Florida Condominium Seawall Rotation and Subsequent Parking Structure Failure with Redesign
Gerald Zadikoff, PE

3:00-4:00                  Nondestructive Forensic Investigation of a Scissor Lift Fatality
Michael Stichter, PhD, PE, Zachary Ball, PhD, PE, Wade Lanning, PhD

4:00-5:00                   When the Forensic Engineer is Faced with Notifying Occupants to Vacate
Greg Boso, PE


Sunday Educational Program:

8:00 - 12:00               Putting Daubert Theory into Practice
Presented by Jeffrey Zinder, Sean Walton, and Alyssa Wickern from the law firm of McCoy Leavitt Laskey

1:00 - 3:00                 The HIT -- the Story Behind the Tony Stewart Incident and How the Experts Stayed in Their "Lanes"
Presented by Marty Gordon, PE and Steve Knapp, PE

3:00 - 5:00                 Forensic Engineering Analysis, Ethics and Other Lessons Learned from a Commercial Property Loss
Mark J. Svare, PE


There is a NAFE block of discount rooms at the Hotel Contessa.


Hotel Reservations

 Notes:           The room block is set up for rooms with 1 king bed.  Call the above number and ask for extension 5603 if you wish to reserve for additional days outside of the room block or if you with to reserve a room with a different configuration (i.e. accessible or 2 doubles)

(210) 229-9222
Group Code:
Cut-Off Date:
15 December 2022
2023 NAFE January Meeting