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Champlain Tower Building Collapse 2021

Presented by Fred Nelson, P.E., S.E., F. ASCE
Vice President and Forensic Director at Gervasio & Associates

Fred has been Vice President and Forensic Director at Gervasio & Associates since mid-1989. Prior to that he spent time with Bechtel Power, Dibble & Associates and Hastain & Deatherage (Phoenix consulting firms). As a forensic engineer, he has walked through the debris of more than a thousand collapsed and distressed buildings, and has designed repairs to many of them. He has testified over 150 times. He obtained his bachelor's (Summa Cum Laude) and master's degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from BYU in 1972 and has done graduate studies at ASU. In 1994, Fred joined Phoenix Fire’s FEMA US&R team (AZ TF-1) and was part of the response to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 2001 WTC collapse and 2005 Hurricane Rita. He serves on FEMA’s national Incident Support Team (IST) as a structural alternate and on FEMA’s Structures Working Group and was deployed with the IST to the 2014 Oso, WA landslide that took 43 lives, to Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2017 and to the Champlain Towers Collapse in 2021. Fred has been President of the ASCE Phoenix Branch and the Arizona Section, and was the Arizona Section Newsletter Editor and Historian. He is a past Region 8 Governor and Current Trustee of ASCE’s Foundation and member of ASCE’s Life Member Committee. He was the founding chair of the (Arizona) Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) Committee and serves on ASTM committee E54 on Homeland Security Operations. He is a certified CALOES SAP (California Structures Assessment Program) instructor. In June 2019, he was selected as an Honorary Member of SEAOA (the Structural Engineer’s Association of Arizona).

In-person Registration through 9/9/21
Members $35  |  Nonmembers $40

In-Person registration closes end of day 9/9/21.

Virtual attendance is free but you must register on the ASCE webpage - click here.


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Option Details

  • In Person Registration

    Through 9/9/21
    Members $35  |  Nonmembers $40

    Registration closes at then end of the day 9/9/21.

  • Virtual Registration

    Virtual attendance is free.

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