Day two of winter conference kicks off educational presentations
The second day of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) conference, held Jan. 10-12 at the Renaissance Charleston Historical District Hotel in Charleston, S.C., focused on educational seminars.
Starting off with a roundtable discussion, followed by opening remarks from retiring Executive Director Marvin M. Specter, the group heard from several members, including forensic presentations on ATV accidents, low-speed collisions, depressurization-induced product re-entry, failure of an elevated walkway, impacts to the adult and pediatric head, analysis of a campus-wide steam loop failure, tests for fire origin from prefabricated fireplace/chimney, and investigation of a police shooting.
In addition to the continued education opportunities, the group heard a report on NAFE activities by outgoing President Paul R. Stephens, P.E., followed by a few words from new incoming President Ross Curtis, P.E. Installation of 2014 board of directors also took place (see Photo), conducted by Past President Lindley Manning, P.E.