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Investigative Challenges in Todays Wildfires

April 3, 2012

The wildfire season started early in 2002. Colorado experienced significant wildfires in early April at altitudes up to 10,000 feet. Snow is usually still falling at this time in the mountains and foothills, but low snow pack and warm temperatures led to an early wildfire season. As portions of the U.S. experience extreme drought with […]

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Infrared Applications in the Fields of Forensic & Construction Defect Engineering

April 1, 2012

THE BENEFITS OF INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY IN FORENSIC ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION DEFECT INVESTIGATIONS In forensic engineering and construction defect investigation, a visual illustration of an envelope system or specific component failure that resulted in damage or the likelihood for damage is just as important as knowing how and why the system or component failed to begin […]

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ASTM E2813 and the Owner’s Project Requirements

February 1, 2012

The majority of large-scale design/construction projects revolve around a single concept known as the owner’s project requirements (OPR). Developed throughout each project phase, these criteria essentially define the performance specifications for the building as a whole. There are dozens of factors considered in establishing OPR for a given project, including energy consumption, environment, safety, security, […]

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