DRI’s conference Turning the Tables on Plaintiffs in Trucking Litigation will take place April 26-27 at the Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Curtis Beloy will attend on behalf of Crane Engineering.
Topics covered throughout the conference will be:
Jim Panko will be speaking at the PLRB 2018 Annual Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo April 15-18 in Orlando, Florida. You won't want to miss his presentation with Kip Dwyer of Robinson + Cole: Foundation Engineering Design and Coverage Issues.
Please join Crane Engineering at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ April 4-6 for the American Bar Association's Annual Conference--Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation. Hernán Mercado-Corujo, P.E. will present "Cutting Edge Tools and Techniques in Investigating and Reconstructing Crashes" with Sarah McMillan of McGlinchey Stafford on Wednesday and you can catch up with André Loyd, Ph.D. at our booth throughout the conference.
Please join Crane Engineering in supporting the Minnesota Arson Investigator's Annual Minnesota Fire Investigation Conference in St. Cloud. There will be two and a half days of educational seminars followed by a certification test on Friday at noon. Stop by our exhibit to see Matt Wilber, CGE, CFEI! Register here.
Matt Jeske, CBE, ACE is presenting New Technology or Junk Science? IT Mapping in Fire Cases with Kevin Hecksher (Jensen Hughes) and Kathryn Regier (Sandberg, Phoenix, von Gontard) at the DRI Product Liability Conference in San Diego, California February 7. Check out his presentation and stop by our booth--#105--to catch up with Hernán Mercado-Corujo, P.E. and Scott Sollars, P.E.
Join Crane Engineering for our first Smart Session — an afternoon of educational presentations that will provide valuable insights on trending topics that impact the work you do. CLE credits will be available for all sessions, including the Ethics session.
Join us at the Omni Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona Thursday and Friday at the NASP 2017 Litigation: Skills and Management Conference. Steve Hamilton will be presenting "Failure Modes Due to Improper Maintenance and/or Repairs in Construction Vehicles/Heavy Equipment" on Thursday. Scott Nesvold will be at booth #9 ready to talk to you about Crane Engineering's services.
Crane Engineering/Safety Engineering Associates will be exhibiting at this year's Wisconsin Defense Counsel Spring Conference in Kohler, Wisconsin. Join us for Scott Dillon's presentation How to Work with Scientific and Engineering Experts. Our staff members, Jim Panko, and Curtis Beloy will also be available at our booth to introduce you to our services and expertise. We look forward to meeting you this week at the American Club!
Safety Engineering Associates/Crane Engineering is sponsoring the 2017 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation conference. Join Hernán Mercado-Corujo, Curtis Beloy and André Loyd at our booth April 6-7, 2017 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.
Crane Engineering will be exhibiting at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 2017 Fire Investigation Conference in St. Cloud, MN March 22-24, 2017. We will also have several of our engineers and specialists attending the conference throughout the week, including Scott Dillon, Steve Hamilton, Scott Sollars and Matt Wilber.
Jim Panko, P.E. and Steve Hamilton, P.E., CFEI will present a NASP Webinar "Unintended Consequences of Green Design"
This webinar will cover subrogation opportunities that are a result of a construction or design errors and product failures that result from the use of newly developed green products and design. Designing and constructing buildings with new green or sustainable products can be very beneficial to the building owners. However, the push to have more environmentally buildings may come with some hidden unintended consequences. The recent movement towards “green” design has edged designers and contractors toward specifying and construction products that they may not be familiar with.
Crane Engineering is a feature sponsor at the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association 2016 Diversity Seminar on June 2 from 3 to 7:15 p.m. at the AT&T Building in Minneapolis. For more information: http://www.mdla.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=807573&group
Crane Engineering is a sponsor at the DRI Construction Law Seminar in New Orleans, LA June 1-3. This year's theme is "Preparing a Foundation for a Stormy Future". Stop by our booth: #201! https://www.dri.org/Event/20160050
I am privileged to be offering this exciting seminar on May 19th at the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR). The 3-hour seminar will include discussions of the Scientific Method, Fire Science, Fire Dynamics, Vehicle Systems, and Scene/Vehicle documentation, among others. I will be sharing the different fire causes found during inspections on commercial, agricultural/farming, and mining vehicles and equipment, among others. These are all real world examples investigated over the last year, presented in case study format for their inherent value in helping other investigators understand what to expect and what to look for. They comprise a wide variety of causes, from mechanical and electrical to spontaneous heating.
Crane Engineering will be hosting our 7th annual STEM days May 17-18. Approximately 200 fifth graders from around the Minneapolis-Metro area will participate in experiments led by Crane Engineering staff members focusing on fire science, physics and motion, electricity, chemistry and more.
On May 13, 2016 through the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Twin Cities Chapter (SHPE-TC)Hernán Mercado-Corujo, P.E., CFEI, CVFI and Luis Flores, P.E., ACTAR participated in STEMLink at Normandale Community College. They taught 72 fifth grade students about the concept of fire and the science behind it (physics, chemistry). Several experiments were conducted including how a candle works, how to extinguish a candle with CO2, getting water from a candle and more. The concept of the fire tetrahedron (heat, oxidizer, fuel, chemical reaction) was also explained and illustrated.
This will be a unique seminar opportunity. We will summarize legal and engineering aspects of site and incident management and discuss case studies and lessons learned in the following areas:
- Large losses
- Fire and explosions
- Collateral damage
Scott A. Nesvold, M.S., M.Eng., P.E. will present Trending Use of Experts in Product Liability Cases along with Timothy S. Poeschl (Hanson Lulic & Krall, LLC) and Duane Wolf (Duane A. Wolf Engineering, PC) at the NASP Subrogation Litigation: Skills & Management Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Thomas R. Crane, P.E. will present Product Liability: The Past, Present and Future at the NASP Subrogation Litigation: Skills & Management Conference on April 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
This conference kick-off presentation will give a high-level review of the state of product liability subrogation claims from the past to the present. Tom will discuss the current state of product liability subrogation and venture to predict what the future may hold. He will examine product liability case handling to show how our industry has evolved and provide insight into what to expect as technology changes the way we handle cases, evidence, and communication.
Luis Flores, P.E., ACTAR, Civil Engineer/Accident Reconstructionist, will speak at the CLM Annual Conference held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, April 6-8. His session is titled, Insurance Fraud – Fraud: An Unruly Predator of Epidemic Proportions.
A civil engineer, Luis Flores brings significant experience in vehicular accident reconstruction and forensic engineering to the firm, including airbag control module data imaging, evidence preservation, site documentation, and analysis. He provides litigation support, such as expert testimony and exhibit preparation, to Crane Engineering/Safety Engineering Associates’ clients that include insurance companies and law firms.
Electrical Engineer, Steve Hamilton, P.E., CFEI will present "Electrical Origin Fires" at the MN IAAI Conference on March 24 in St. Cloud, MN. He will discuss how advances in technology and reliance on cheap manufacturing have created conditions that can lead to electrically caused fires.
Also on March 24 Matt Wilber, CGE, CFEI, Gas and Mechanical Systems Specialist, will present "Codes and Standards in Incident Investigations". This will include a discussion of various codes and standards, their inter-relationships and how they can play a role in incident investigations.