These Proceedings includes all papers presented at the IF CRASC ’12 Congress, which is the 2nd Congress on Forensic Engineering jointed with the 5th Congress on Collapses, Reliability and Retrofit of Structures. About three years after the IF CRASC ’09 Congress which was held at University of Naples Federico II, Italy, we organized a further meeting occasion at University of Pisa, which expressed its interest in Forensic Engineering topics. The quantity and quality of papers, which were more than doubled compared to the previous edition of the Congress, give great success to this scientific event. No one could forget complexities in the organization of this Congress in a very difficult moment for Italian Universities, professional activities, and the economy of the country. Nevertheless, this is the proof that one should invest in upper-level education programs and highly skilled professions just in crisis moments. Developing subjects such as Forensic Engineering, which is quickly broadening especially in the field of structural failures and reliability, create new job opportunities and provide a guide toward highly skilled activities. In particular, even though Forensic Engineering was born to provide both technical and legal expertise to those work as technical consultants in legal procedures, it extended to the wider field of non-legal consultancy and is affecting any job activity supported by law. It is not a coincidence that field inspections after recent Emilia Romagna earthquakes were considered to be Forensic Engineering operations. Recently someone said: “Forensic is nice and trendy!”. This also confirms the conjunction between Forensic Engineering and Collapses, Reliability and Retrofit of Structures (namely, the traditional fields of such a subject) was a forward-looking idea. The merit of this growth should mainly be attributed to the activity of the Italian Association of Forensic Engineering, which promoted the organization of this Congress, and some Universities such as that of Pisa, which shared its goals and supported the organization. These Proceedings do not offer a proper recognition of many efforts by all those who made possible the realization of this Congress, that is, academics, professionals, lawyers, judges, and entrepreneurs. In particular, we want to express our sincere gratitude to sponsors, young colleagues working in the Congress Secretariat, and administration office of the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Pisa. We also thank congress speakers, paper authors and all delegates whose participation made possible the success of this event. Nicola Augenti Mauro Sassu

IFCRASC'12 - Ingegneria Forense, Crolli, Affidabilità Strutturale, Consolidamento

SASSU, MAURO
2012

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These Proceedings includes all papers presented at the IF CRASC ’12 Congress, which is the 2nd Congress on Forensic Engineering jointed with the 5th Congress on Collapses, Reliability and Retrofit of Structures. About three years after the IF CRASC ’09 Congress which was held at University of Naples Federico II, Italy, we organized a further meeting occasion at University of Pisa, which expressed its interest in Forensic Engineering topics. The quantity and quality of papers, which were more than doubled compared to the previous edition of the Congress, give great success to this scientific event. No one could forget complexities in the organization of this Congress in a very difficult moment for Italian Universities, professional activities, and the economy of the country. Nevertheless, this is the proof that one should invest in upper-level education programs and highly skilled professions just in crisis moments. Developing subjects such as Forensic Engineering, which is quickly broadening especially in the field of structural failures and reliability, create new job opportunities and provide a guide toward highly skilled activities. In particular, even though Forensic Engineering was born to provide both technical and legal expertise to those work as technical consultants in legal procedures, it extended to the wider field of non-legal consultancy and is affecting any job activity supported by law. It is not a coincidence that field inspections after recent Emilia Romagna earthquakes were considered to be Forensic Engineering operations. Recently someone said: “Forensic is nice and trendy!”. This also confirms the conjunction between Forensic Engineering and Collapses, Reliability and Retrofit of Structures (namely, the traditional fields of such a subject) was a forward-looking idea. The merit of this growth should mainly be attributed to the activity of the Italian Association of Forensic Engineering, which promoted the organization of this Congress, and some Universities such as that of Pisa, which shared its goals and supported the organization. These Proceedings do not offer a proper recognition of many efforts by all those who made possible the realization of this Congress, that is, academics, professionals, lawyers, judges, and entrepreneurs. In particular, we want to express our sincere gratitude to sponsors, young colleagues working in the Congress Secretariat, and administration office of the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Pisa. We also thank congress speakers, paper authors and all delegates whose participation made possible the success of this event. Nicola Augenti Mauro Sassu
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