The National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) will host ISFI 2018 which is the 8th presentation of a biennial professional symposium. Steve Hamilton will be presenting Is That Neutral Floating? which covers fire investigations that are electrical in origin. Of these potential electrical fires, an open neutral, or floating neutral, is a special consideration.. When the electrical system loses continuity in the neutral, some of the connected loads may be exposed to elevated voltages, while other loads see reduced voltages. These abnormal voltages can lead to unexpected failures of electrical devices. Register here.
Join Crane Engineering on October 11 for our Smart Lunch-n-Learn—presentations that will provide valuable insights on trending topics that impact the work you do. We will have two educational discussions, with lunch in the middle to provide an opportunity to chat with our engineers and network with other guests.
Click here for a detailed description of each session and to register.
Smart Lunch-n-Learn Agenda:
It's Unclear Why My Water Isn't Clear
Lloyd Meissner, P.E.
Join Scott Dillon as he presents at this year’s NASP Annual Conference November 11-14 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Scott will present Increasing Recoveries by Playing the Spread. In a fire claim, the focus is often on the cause and origin of the fire and the associated liability. However, there may be additional avenues of liability based on the rate of fire spread when common construction materials lack required flame spread properties. Insufficient flame spread properties can cause rapid flame spread, a larger overall fire, and significantly more damage. Basic building code requirements for flame spread of materials and descriptions of some of the fire test methods for determining flame spread will be covered. Some pseudo-case studies of materials that can be an issue will also be discussed. Register now!
Join Jim Panko and Scott Nesvold on September 13-14 at our booth at the 54th Annual Iowa Defense Counsel Meeting and Seminar in Des Moines. This event has been approved for 11.25 CLE hours including 0.75 ethics hours. There are also several networking opportunities--check out the agenda.
Matt Jeske, CBE, ACE will present New Technology or Junk Science? IT Mapping in Fire Cases at the DRI Fire Science and Litigation Conference September 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Co-presenters are Kevin Hecksher (Jensen Hughes) and Kathryn Regier (Sandberg, Phoenix, von Gontard). Additionally, join Scott Dillon, P.E. the day before the conference begins, when a limited number . . .
Join Jim Panko, P.E. and Scott Nesvold, P.E. at the DRI Young Lawyers--Craft Your Brand In Portland Conference June 20-22 in Portland, Oregon.
On the agenda:
- Blaze an Oregon Trail and thrive in the legal wild
- Engage with judges, in-house counsel, mediators, and seasoned trial attorneys
- Learn deposition, oral argument, and e-discovery management skills that will build your brand, both in and outside your firm
- Take charge of your career path and carve your niche as a young lawyer
- Build lasting relationships with other young lawyers
Steve Hamilton, P.E., CFEI will be presenting Electrical: An Overview of Batteries at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators quarterly meeting and training June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. His presentation will discuss various battery types, terminology and history before focusing in on Lithium-based batteries that are now used everywhere. Although popular because of their high power densities, this feature also increases the risk of fire.
Please join us for this free training at the Bloomington Fire Department, Station 1.
Scott Nesvold, P.E. along with attorney Jonathan Zentner from Arthur Chapman will present Don't Let Your Sprinkler System Drain You at this month's Minnesota Chapter, Society of Fire Protection Engineers meeting. Please join them at Rose Vine Hall in Roseville from 4:30 to 7:30 on May 30. Register here!
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.