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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. These new green products are entering the market at staggering rates. Building designers are eager to specify these new products because it helps earn LEED credits for a project. In conjunction with new and possibly unproven products being specified, construction practices have also changed to appeal to the green movement of the industry.

James Panko is a registered professional engineer with more than 11 years of civil/structural engineering experience. Mr. Panko provides specialty structural engineering analysis and design for complex structures and building components of static and dynamic structures. He provides forensic expertise to the legal and insurance industry for investigations of structural conditions associated with material failures, building envelope failures, storm damage, construction defects, and design flaws. Mr. Panko has also performed building evaluations on structures affected by high wind events, fire, blast loading, vehicle impact and vibration induced loads to determine the extent of damage and provide root cause determination of failure. Mr. Panko also performs forensic investigations relating to site drainage, grading, ADA compliance and piping networks. Extensive experience as Engineer-of-Record for projects from all sectors of the built environment including the Department of Defense, Department of Corrections, healthcare, higher education, industrial, agricultural, mixed use retail, and residential. Proficient in design, detailing and failure analysis of a wide variety of materials including concrete, steel, wood, masonry, aluminum, and cold formed steel.

Steve Hamilton is an accomplished Electrical Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in electrical engineering and information technology. His engineering experience spans areas of design, power systems and electromagnetic interference modeling and analysis, construction support, and construction compliance assessment. In addition, he has experience in testing and failure analysis of insulation, electric motors and power transmission. He has worked for a number of multi-national manufactures who provide industrial equipment for oil & gas, mining, metals and paper industries. As an expert, Steve specializes in risk assessment and failure analysis, malfunctions and incidents involving electrical systems, equipment and components.


FREE – Members $100 – Nonmembers $60 – Nonmember Group Rate* (per person –3 or more from same company)
*Please contact Michelle Givvin to register groups. Any questions – contact NASP – 1-800-574-9961


  1. Register and make payment at You will then be given a link to WebEx to register.
  2. Log-in information will be emailed to you from WebEx; a reminder will be sent 24 hours prior to webinar.
  3. NOTE: If you do not receive the WebEx link, please check your “junk” email.


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