NAFE 2017 Summer Meeting

July 21 - 23, 2017

Marriott Marquis Hotel

 Atlanta, GA

For hotel arrangements, you can reserve your room at the Marriott Marquis 

The NSPE room block is now filled, but the hotel is accepting reservations at the AAA rate or senior discount rate.

Register for the meeting online here 


Register for the NSPE Friday night dinner at the Aquarium

(separate registration through NSPE - Registration closes July 14th)

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Program and Schedule 

Friday, July 21

8:00      NAFE Committee Meetings 

9:15      NAFE Board of Directors Meeting - Morning Session (including Committee Reports) 

11:30    Lunch break (on your own)

1:00      NAFE Board of Directors Meeting - Afternoon Session (Board Business)

4:00      ASTM E58 Forensic Engineering Technical Committee meeting - adjourns by 5:00pm 

6:00 to 9:00 pm  Reception and Dinner with NSPE at the Georgia Aquarium, including admission to the aquarium.  This event requires a separate registration with NSPE at $75 per person.  


 Register for the NSPE Friday night dinner at the Aquarium

(Registration closes July 14th)

Saturday, July 22, 2017   - Two tracks of technical presentations!  (7 CPDs)

7:00       Round Table Discussion (includes breakfast)

8:15       Opening Remarks and Introductions – Michael Leshner, PE (2017 NAFE President)

Click here for Saturday Program Details - 16 Technical Papers

 Paper Abstracts and Speaker Bios

9:00       Morning Track 1 - General Interest

              Morning Track 2 - Fire Investigation

11:40     Membership Meeting, Activities Report, Recognition of new Fellows, 35th Anniversary comments - Michael Leshner PE

12:00    Round Table Discussion (Includes Lunch)

2:00       Afternoon Track 1 - Vehicles and Machines

              Afternoon Track 2 - Materials

4:40       Follow-up Q&A Session for Technical Presenters

6:00      Cocktails (Cash Bar)

7:00      NAFE 35th Anniversary Dinner  (at the hotel) 

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - NAFE Special Educational Seminar (7 CPDs) 

7:00      Round Table Discussion (includes breakfast) 

8:15      Opening Remarks:  Michael Leshner, PE – 2017 NAFE President 

8:45      “Autonomous Vehicle Control Systems” - Laura Liptai, PhD (339 A)

9:30      “New OSHA Regulations on Fall Protection” - Nigel Ellis, PE (485 F) 

10:15    “Generational Transition and Its Impact on Forensic Engineering and Courtroom Decorum” - William Bracken, PE (605 F)

12:00    Round Table Discussion (Includes Lunch)

1:30      “Anatomy of a Court Case” - Dusty Yaxley, PE (270 F)

2:30      “Overview of the Atlanta I-85 Overpass Collapse” - William Duvall, PE (Georgia DOT)

3:30      “Battery Explosion” Technical Paper Presentation -  Harold Josephs, PE (295 F)

4:00      Open Q&A Session - All Speakers – All Topics - Moderator: Robin Davies, PE (471 A)

4:30      Adjourn

Register Online Here