Structural Engineering in Crisis

Start time: 12:00pm AEST. Forensic engineers are the canaries in the coal mine when it comes to structural engineering and modern building techniques. Many forensic experts agree that structural engineering is currently in crisis, but rather than going all quiet and falling off his perch, Mal Wilson has elected to give a technical presentation. He will outline some common mistakes that should never be made, as well as some uncommon ones that we all might have made in the day-to-day rush of getting the documents out the door.
Structural Engineering in Crisis

Forensic engineers are the canaries in the coal mine when it comes to structural engineering and modern building techniques. Many forensic experts agree that structural engineering is currently in crisis, but rather than going all quiet and falling off his perch, Mal Wilson has elected to give a technical presentation. He will outline some common mistakes that should never be made, as well as some uncommon ones that we all might have made in the day-to-day rush of getting the documents out the door.

Forensic engineers have the privilege of learning important lessons from the mistakes of some of our unfortunate colleagues, but with that privilege comes a responsibility to disseminate those lessons so we can all stay out of trouble and keep the wider community safe.

Speaker:

Mal Wilson | MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), Principal, Advanced Structural Designs

Mal founded the firm in 2004 and by then he'd spent almost 20 years honing his engineering skills with some of the biggest engineering firms in the country. His keen interest in the technical aspects of his profession led him to complete his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering Science in 1988 and he has been an active member of many professional bodies including Engineers Australia, Australian Steel Institute, Cement and Concrete Association and TRADAC.

Some topics covered will include;

  • Stay in Place (SIP) formwork – opportunities, responsibilities, and hidden dangers.
  • Movement Joints – omit them at your peril.
  • Differential creep and shrinkage – the disasters you never saw coming.
  • Punching shear – traps for younger players.
  • Standard details – defining their limitations.
  • Trusting ‘The Black Box’ – some typical pitfalls.
  • What to do when the design brief is well…too brief.  A worked example.
  • Ethical considerations in a ‘deregulated’ marketplace – He wishes he did not have to discuss this, but he does!
Date:
10 / 06 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Registration Closes
10 / 06 / 2021 10:30 am
Webinar available
Venue
Hybrid
Engineering House
11 National Circuit
Barton, Canberra
,
Australian Capital Territory
,
2600
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Face to Face Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Mal Wilson MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), Principal, Advanced Structural Designs
Host(s)
Engineers Australia
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1