2024 Summer Conference

Submitted by maifeld on Fri, 01/26/2024 - 19:00


The 2024 Summer Conference of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers in Ann Arbor will begin Friday, July 19 at 8:30 a.m. local/Eastern time with the NAFE Board meeting, which is open to all current members in good standing. The conference proceedings will end at 5 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2024. NAFE Image

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Call for Papers: Saturday Technical Sessions

We're now soliciting papers for the Saturday Technical Session segment of our annual summer meeting to be held July 19-21, 2024 in Ann Arbor.

The deadline for your abstract is April 2. Get your abstracts in early – typically there are only 8 spots available per conference.

As a Forensic Engineer, preparing a technical paper is a valuable addition to your credentials. One of your membership benefits as a dues-payer of NAFE is the ability to publish a peer-reviewed paper in the NAFE Journal.

Do you have an idea for a technical paper that will add to the forensic engineering body of knowledge? If so, please review the author submission guidelines on the Journal site, and submit an abstract.

Abstracts are graded based on the strength and clarity of the thesis, conclusion, engineering content, and its perceived appeal or value to the Academy.

  • If you would like to have your abstract reviewed before formal submission, please send it to our Editor-In-Chief Bart Kemper at eic@nafe.org
  • Abstracts for the Journal are selected based on a blind review by the editorial staff. The Editor-in-Chief does not vote in the process.
  • Abstracts should be no fewer than 150 words and no more than 200 words.

After being reviewed and rated by the Editorial Board, abstracts (up to 8 papers and 2 backups) will be selected for the conference, and authors will be notified. The next key deadline will be 90% draft papers due on June 1, followed by PowerPoint drafts due on June 15.

Please contact Ellen Parson, NAFE Journal Managing Editor if you have questions or need help registering in OJS before submitting your abstract.

Technical Sessions of interest from our recent survey:

  • Wind Turbines; Solar Fields; Nuclear Power
  • Moisture Intrusion, foundations , structural, drainage
  • Mechanical, Crash, and Shooting Reconstruction
  • Fire and Explosion
  • Construction Defects 
  • Foundations/Drainage
  • Medical Devices
  • Structural Failures
  • Electrical
  • Legal considerations in Forensic Engineering (fire, explosion, personal injury and equipment damage)
  • Building enclosure, MEP
  • Analysis of situations involving expansive clays

Information for our Call for Educational Sessions coming soon.