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Emergency Shoring: Rules of Thumb and Common Mistakes

March 17, 2021


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Proper shoring is absolutely essential for the safe construction, repair, and demolition of buildings. Restoration contractors, often on site before claims adjusters and forensic structural engineers, frequently find themselves pressed for time and under pressure to shore up and/or stabilize damaged buildings. When mistakes are made, the fallout can be catastrophic.    

In this webinar, we will be discussing the most common scenarios encountered in the field, including shoring damaged floors and roofs and stabilizing exterior and foundation walls. We will also be covering the most common shoring mistakes through examples from cases we have worked on over the years. 

Recommended for:
  • Construction Lawyers
  • Contractors
  • Property Adjusters

All Attendees Will Receive a Completion Certificate


Presenters

Yasser Korany, PH.D., P.ENG., P.E., LEED® AP, PMP

Yasser specializes in structural forensic and litigation support investigations and has performed close to 1,000 investigations to date. Throughout his career, Yasser has applied his unique combination of laboratory and field experience to identify the cause of structural distress and failures for institutional and commercial facilities, Part 9 buildings and parking garages. His engineering practice spans more than 30 years, and he is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Alberta, British Colombia and the State of Michigan. An expert on green building, Yasser is also a LEED® Accredited Professional. This accreditation signifies Yasser’s expertise in providing sustainable engineering solutions that minimally impact the environment. Yasser is a lifelong learner and became recently certified as a Project Management Professional. Prior to joining Origin and Cause, Yasser taught structural analysis and design courses at the University of Alberta as an Associate Professor and provided forensic engineering consultancy services in Alberta.

Nabi Goudarzi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Nabi specializes in the forensic structural investigation of buildings and the design of retrofitting schemes for damaged or under-designed structures. Nabi has conducted structural assessments of existing steel, concrete, masonry and wood buildings under gravity loading, vibration and seismic forces. He has also designed steel and concrete structures, including high-rise residential and office towers, commercial retail units, and long-span steel trusses.