Forensic Engineering - A New Field Emerges

The evolution of engineering, building and construction, and escalating societal expectations have led to engineers increasingly being called upon to investigate and determine causation of failures, often in a legal or dispute context as Expert Witnesses. Hear from experts on the Technical and Legal aspects.
Structural engineer

Overview

The evolution of engineering, building and construction, and escalating societal expectations have led to engineers increasingly being called upon to investigate and determine causation of failures, often in a legal or dispute context as Expert Witnesses. Hear from experts on the Technical and Legal aspects. 

Speakers

Mr Patrick Irwin
A Fellow of Engineers Australia, Patrick has over 35 years of experience in engineering both as a structural design practice principal and, for many years, as a specialist forensic structural engineer. He has served on Victoria's Building Appeals Board for 10 years and is currently the president of the Forensic Engineering Society of Australia, he is also a past national president of the Building Dispute Practitioner’s Society. His extensive experience in the legal environment as an expert and board member is reflected in his many and varied publications including several books, one on the subject of historic bridges. Currently principal of Irwin Structures, forensic engineers, Patrick is based in Melbourne and spends most of his professional time in the building dispute field analysing alleged failures, reporting and appearing as a witness at courts and tribunals.


Ms Natasha Stojanovich
Natasha is a Partner at Lander & Rogers. She joined Lander & Rogers in November 2017, after more than a decade at a global international law firm.
Natasha is an experienced litigator, with a particular focus on insurance and construction disputes. Predominantly, Natasha handles complex disputes involving construction professionals. She has acted for numerous architects, engineers and building surveyors. Natasha has extensive experience in claims involving non-compliant building products, including flammable cladding. Natasha also spends a lot of time briefing experts for legal disputes.


Mr Oliver Kelly
A Chartered Professional Engineer with 20 years of Structural and Civil Engineering consulting experience in the UK and Ireland, the Middle East, and Australia. Working as a Forensic Engineer for the past 8 years Oliver has extensive experience in site inspections and forensic investigations, assessment of building damage and defects, damage causation investigations, developing and documenting remediation solutions, and report writing. Expert forensic engineering services are provided to insurers, loss adjusters, lawyers, property/asset owners, facility managers, government, and building contractors. Oliver is a Board Director of FMG Engineering and currently leads the Forensic Division, which is a team of 20 highly skilled and experienced Forensic Engineers, based in offices in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.

Date:
11 / 02 / 2020 - 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
11 / 02 / 2020 06:00 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia
Level 31
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne
,
Victoria
,
3000
Cost
Registration
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  • Student Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
Host(s)
Structural College
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5