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The Power of Technology
in Forensic Investigation
By Karen Edwards
FORENSIC ENGINEERS are relying
on emerging technology to prepare more
thorough, efficient and accurate investi-
gation reports. EagleView Technologies
and Pictometry International provide
powerful data, insight and information
that engineers use to produce precise,
exact findings during an investigation.
EagleView’s 3D diagramming combined with the highest resolution Pictometry imagery to view all five sides of
a structure leads to a comprehensive
understanding of a location before the
field visit. Learn how you can improve
safety, plan and prepare for your investigation and deliver a powerful final report with EagleView/Pictometry. G
By Alan Rose, P.E. and
Eric Beebe, EFI Global, Inc.
EFI GLOBAL (EFI) was called to identify the source of widespread glass
panel failures in a large array of solar
panels. The manufacturer of the panels
and the supplier of the mounting racks
were at odds, each claiming the other
was at fault for the mysterious cracking. Additionally, a third-party engineering consultant firm was brought in, yet
after 1.5 months of collaboration and experiments, there was still no consensus
amongst the experts as to the origin of
the failures. With accusations flying and
litigation looming, EFI was charged with
the assignment of resolving this conflict
between several solar industry giants. G
By David C. Jones, B.S., P.E.
and Matthew L. Breidenthal,
M.S., S.E., P.E. of Nelson
Architectural Engineers, Inc.
TORNADO RATING METHODOLOGY:
Why “the structure was hit by an EF4”
doesn’t necessarily mean anything.
The reported information about what
happened during a tornado event can be
confusing and sometimes contradictory.
When dealing with a case involving potential tornado damage, it is important
to understand how tornado data is collected and reported and the methodology by which tornadoes are rated. G