Reston, Va. – Forensic engineers use sampling methodologies as a method of proof in the investigation of constructed facilities. For investigations, the sampling of as-built conditions often becomes a basis on which a forensic engineer draws conclusions about the causes, prevalence, and severity of defects in the facility. The newest publication, Investigation of Constructed Facilities: Sampling Methodologies, from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides a framework of considerations when sampling is required.  The diagnostic nature of forensic engineering lends itself to a wide range of sampling strategies and may include random sampling, directed sampling, or both.

This book covers

  • Sampling techniques for defect investigations;
  • Applicability of both random and directed sampling approaches;
  • Forensic engineering influence on sampling methodology; and
  • Approaches, considerations, and a framework that engineers may use in developing sampling protocols for evaluating constructed facilities.

Structural and civil engineers, as well as those involved with evaluating constructed facilities, will find this publication a valuable resource, particularly in the context of construction defect claims.

To purchase online, visit the ASCE Bookstore