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Forensic Engineering: Being Effective by Being Understood

EDT

In a world filled with loss there is an ongoing need to respond and recover. Some loss is accepted as the ordinary result of everyday life. Other loss is exceptional (due to acts of nature) or unreasonable (defects due to actions of persons or entity that result in unreasonable hazards). Persons...

What Should Be in a Forensic Engineering Expert Report?

EDT

Loss handling professionals often engage forensic engineers to assist in finding answers to technical questions. This article contains information on what you should expect to see in a Forensic Engineering Expert Report from EDT.

Engineering: A Force for Good

EDT

What does it take to be a successful engineer at EDT? Successful EDT Engineers come in a variety of ages, education levels, and backgrounds. Years of experience and advanced degrees are not sufficient to succeed. It is but a small percentage of engineers who appear on paper to be qualified who in...

Engineering Analysis of Failure: A Determination of Cause Method

EDT

The purpose of this article is to present an engineering method for the determination of cause by the identification of defects that lead to failure. While not all failures are the result of defects (and not all defects result in failures), identification of a defect may point to opportunities to...

Expansive Soils and Construction Implications

EDT

Expansive soils, also known as soils with high shrink-swell potential, are common in various geographic regions, especially the central portion of North America.

Renewable Energy: Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are a good example of how technology can be both simple and complex at the same time. From a distance, wind turbine blades spinning in the wind are akin to a child simply blowing on a pinwheel. Up close and inside the workings of a wind turbine, it becomes apparent that there are...

Blackout Causes Damage to Hydroturbine

EDT

A blackout occurred on August 14, 2003 that affected portions of the northeastern United States, including a hydroelectric generating facility, which itself lost electrical power.