Monthly Webinars

Learn from the comfort of your own desk with Donan University monthly webinars.

  • September 18, 2019
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Investigating Damages to Docks & Seawalls
    Presented by: Matthew Hodge, P.E. and J. Marvin Aikens III, P.E., CFEI

    Heavy rains and flooding events continually cause damages to floating structures on lakes and rivers. This course will review the typical construction methods and failure modes of floating, fixed, and bulkhead structures, how to identify the structure types, and common wind and water forces on docks.

    This one-hour course offers CE credit for AL, FL, GA, MS, NM, OK, TX, and WY, with pending approval in IN, and NC. 

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  • October 02, 2019
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Hail Study: Effect of Time on Blemished Shingles
    Presented by: Robert Whelan, Jr., P.E., MEng, CFEI, MBA

    It is not uncommon during asphalt roofing hail damage claims to ask the question, how old is the damage? Learn about how shingles age, the impacts of hail, and the tests conducted at our Component Testing Laboratory to determine the cause of damage.

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  • October 16, 2019
    11:00 a.m. ET
    What to Expect from a Forensic Investigator
    Presented by: John Miller, P.E.

    Unsure of what you can expect from a Forensic Investigator? Learn about the basis of forensics, the standards an investigator must meet, when to call an expert, and what you can expect from their report.

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  • November 06, 2019
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Technical Investigation Tools
    Presented by: Matthew Kenney, P.E., CFEI and John Hill, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI

    Advancements in technology are continuously reshaping and improving forensic investigations. Learn about the tools used in forensic investigations, their capabilities, and how they can benefit you.

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  • November 20, 2019
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Investigating Residential & Commercial Snow Loading
    Presented by: Michael Drinkwater, P.E. and Chris Scallion, P.E., RRC

    The weight of snow and ice could lead to structural damage. This course will discuss how wood-framed structures behave under snow loads, what defines structural damage, ice dams, and how to utilize historical snow load data.

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  • December 04, 2019
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Investigating Commercial Kitchen Fires
    Presented by: Jim Sielehr, IAAI-CFI

    Commercial kitchen fires can devastate a business, leading to lost revenue and permanent closure. This course will teach you how to identify commercial kitchen fire hazards, construction and maintenance deficiencies, and safety issues.

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  • December 18, 2019
    11:00 a.m. ET
    The Daubert Challenge: Lessons Learned From Fighting the Motion to Exclude
    Presented by: Emily Faith, JD

    Donan experts have testified hundreds of times and have been identified as experts in many litigated matters. In the course of Donan’s involvement, opposing parties have, on occasion, made motions to exclude our professionals, as identified expert witnesses. This course will review a variety of case studies and describe how Donan experts have survived motions to exclude their expert opinions and testimony.

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