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Forensic Engineering: A New Engineering Discipline or Just Rebranding?

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'Forensic Engineering’ is a term that is becoming ever more popular within the construction industry.  But what is a ‘Forensic Engineer’?


When: 6:15pm, Monday, 12 September 2016

Where: Lecture Theatre C1 (Building 174, Room 407), 4th Floor, Engineering Building Block C, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Refreshments will provided from 5:45pm in Room C301 (Building 174), 3rd Floor, Engineering Block C


‘Forensic Engineering’ is a term that is becoming ever more popular within the construction industry.  But what is a ‘Forensic Engineer’?  How does a Forensic Engineer differ from a Structural Engineer or a Civil Engineer?  Is a different skill set and knowledge base really required? Ultimately is forensic engineering a new engineering discipline or just rebranding?


This presentation explores these questions from the point of view of a Structural Engineer who ‘became’ a Forensic Engineer.  The presentation will also discuss typical commonplace investigations encountered by Forensic Engineers as well as some of the more complex and challenging projects.


Speaker:

Oliver Kelly, BE MEngSc Eur Ing CEng MIEI

Oliver is a Principal Forensic Engineer with FMG Engineering, which is Victoria’s largest forensic engineering consultancy for the building industry.  Oliver has almost 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and started his career as a Structural Engineer.  In that role he worked in, and has led, multidisciplinary teams designing medium and large scale building projects in Ireland, the UK, the Middle East and Australia.  Oliver joined FMG Engineering 5 years ago and has helped develop and expand the forensic engineering division into one of the most highly regarded and trusted providers of Forensic engineering services in Australia.