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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Engineering Accident Investigations and Engineering Marvels

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

December 21 - 28, 2019
16 PDH/CE Hours 

Course Fees:

$695 for Professional Engineers, Architects, Geologists, Contractors and Building Inspectors

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Franco F. Davati, MS, PE

Franco F. Davati, MS, PE
DABFE President
Failure & Damage Analysis, inc Franco Davati is a Principal Mechanical Engineer specializing in accident reconstruction and failure analysis. He is a registered mechanical engineer by examination in the State of Texas and has been testifying in court as an engineer since 1996. Mr. Davati has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University. He taught engineering classes at the College of Engineering during his post graduate work in San Diego State University.

Mr. Davati has over 25 years experience in Engineering. As the managing President and founder of Failure & Damage Analysis, Inc., Mr. Davati has a wide range of experience in Engineering and accident reconstruction. Beside the classical engineering root cause failure analysis, engineering mechanics, design, stress analysis, fracture mechanics and FEA (finite element analysis) Mr. Davati has also experience in engineering investigation involving biomechanics and collision analysis, boat accident, hurricane damage, construction accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, failure analysis, home foundation damage investigation, metallurgy engineering, mold investigation, oil & gas accidents, product liability accident, roof damage investigation, vehicle accident reconstruction, vehicle fire and insurance fraud investigation.

Mr. Davati developed and taught continuing education live seminars approved by the Texas Department of Insurance to the attorneys and insurance agents since 1995. He has developed and been teaching engineering continuing education live seminars to the professional engineers since 2005.

Mr. Davati holds a Diplomat status with the American Board of Forensic Examiners and has testified numerous times in court as an engineer. He has been an invited guest speaker at the Houston Trial Lawyers Associations where he gave a presentation regarding the low velocity collisions to the attorneys and two visiting judges, 1999. With the recommendation from the Mayor Brown's office, gave a presentation to the Houston Police Department and made suggestions regarding the increased number of truck accidents in the Houston Metropolitan area.


Experience:
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Design
  • Stress Analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Metallurgy
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Industrial & Machinery Accidents
  • Engineering Design/ Safety Check
  • Oil & gas accidents
  • Product liability
  • Biomechanics & Collision analysis
  • Boat accidents
  • Hurricane damage investigation
  • Construction accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Foundation damage
  • Mold investigation
  • Roof damage investigation
  • Vehicle accident
  • Reconstruction
  • Crush Analysis

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Professional Engineers, Architects, Geologists, Contractors and Building Inspectors
Program Purpose / Objectives
In this 2-day seminar we discuss the cause of the failure in some of the most high profiled accidents in the world as well as some of the Engineering marvels around the world. We also include 2 hours of Ethics. This is the most interesting and entertaining seminar, as an engineering seminar can get!

Topics:

Day 1 - 8 hours
  • Collapse of the Silver Bridge in Ohio
  • Hyatt Hotel Walkway Collapse
  • Capsizing of the Offshore Platform Alexander Keelan
  • Roof Collapse of Kemper Arena
  • The Manhattan Project
  • DC-10 Engine Failure
  • Highway Collapse During Earthquake in San Francisco
  • New Mexico Pipeline Explosion
  • The Problems of Sherman Tanks
  • Ethics
  • Building of Panama Canal
Day 2 - 8 hours
  • Explosion in the Streets of Guadalajara
  • Space Shuttle Accident
  • Pepcon Explosion
  • Connecticut Bridge Collapse
  • 737 Rudder Failure
  • The Chernobyl Accident
  • Collapse of the Schoharie River Bridge
  • Oklahoma Bombing
  • Texas A&M Bonfire Accident
  • Building Hurricane Proof Homes
  • Ethics
  • Engineers and Ironworkers at High Elevation
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Dec 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Dec 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Dec 23 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 am 11:00 pm
Tue Dec 24 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Dec 25 Punta Cana, Dominican Rep.
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Dec 27 Nassau, Bahamas
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Dec 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Punta Cana, Dominican Rep. - Punta Cana, the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, abuts the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It's a region known for its 32km stretch of beaches and clear waters.The ocean waters are mainly shallows, with several natural marine pools in which visitors can bathe without danger. From north to south, the main beaches are Uvero Alto, Macao, Arena Gorda, Bávaro, El Cortecito, Las Corales and Cabeza de Toro, all north of the cape; and Cabo Engaño, Punta Cana and Juanillo south of the cape. The Bávaro area and Punta Cana combine to form what's known as La Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast, an area of lavish, all-inclusive resorts. It's popular for zip-lining, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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