December 6th 2022 Webinar

Tuesday December 6th, 2022 Webinar:

“Infrastructure Failures and the Role of the Structural Engineer”

Presented by Paul McCullough, PE

Discipline Lead, Civil/Structural Engineering


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12Noon - 1PM EST


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Presenter Biography:

Paul McCullough received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, specializing in structures, from the University of Florida. Paul’s professional experience encompasses structural design, construction defect investigation, construction management, conflict resolution, and construction/ development feasibility studies. The emphasis of Paul’s structural design experience consists of segmental bridge design, municipal building design, custom residential design, and seismic retrofit analysis for historical buildings. Paul functioned as Operations Manager for a construction and development company prior to serving as Founder and Principal of a development services company. As Principal, Paul provided clients with a full suite of construction management and development services, including on-site construction management, design solutions, financial feasibility studies, dispute resolution, contract compliance, critical path analysis, and project charter evaluation. Paul performs investigations relating to construction defects, structural failures and collapses, and wind and flood damage.

Presentation Topic:

Whether it be a report on a deteriorated bridge, a pipe break, or a condemned building, infrastructure failures are a somewhat common sight on the evening news. Depending on the failure, a forensic engineer is called to investigate what happened and why. This presentation will highlight case studies of infrastructure failures and discuss the role of the forensic engineer. This discussion will cover the forensic engineer’s scope, procedures and tools to complete an investigation, and some of the more typical failure modes.