Forensic Engineering Society of Australia

Members' general meetings, presentations and meals together are usually at the Auburn Hotel, right next to Auburn Station in Hawthorn, Melbourne.    The hotel is on the corner of Auburn Rd and Victoria Rd:

Note dates in your diary -

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Auburn Hotel, corner Victoria St and Auburn Rd East Hawthorn, Melbourne

    Drinks and networking with your FESA friends from 6:30, then a brief AGM at 6:45; dinner and speakers from 7 pm.  Tonight's first speaker is electrical engineer Peter Hart, who will explain the ups, downs, ins and outs of domestic solar panel installations.  Second speaker is Richard Lightfoot, who will speak on “Failure of Interlocking Systems”.

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    Peter Hart will address solar panel system layouts; how inverters work; how much energy is available and how much can be captured? Technical standards and the CEC.  Accreditation of installers. Feed-in tariffs.  Problems - inverter failures, isolation switch failures and panel shorting to ground.  Achievable energy outputs. How the Tesla Powerwall and its Gateway works.  The Victorian Government's plans to subsidize Victorian installations (if Peter can find out)

    Richard Lightfoot will present two case histories, then lead a discussion on various interlocking system failure scenarios.

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    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Auburn Hotel, corner Victoria St and Auburn Rd East Hawthorn, Melbourne
    Drinks and networking with your FESA friends from 6:30, then dinner and speakers from 7 pm.  Excellent speakers are being organised and will be announced here.

Past events

23 Aug 2018 Double header: Climate and the weather; vehicle hailstone damage claims
31 Jul 2018 August FESA Committee meeting
21 Jun 2018 Dinner and double-header - Quad bikes, Autonomous vehicles
05 Jun 2018 June FESA Committee meeting
24 May 2018 Dinner and presentation - Judge Anthony Kelly
19 Apr 2018 Dinner and presentation - Thermographic Testing
03 Apr 2018 April FESA Committee meeting
22 Mar 2018 Two presentations: Environmental Engineering; Road Tunnel failures
07 Dec 2017 Double header: “Falls on Steps and Stairs” and “The Capacitor Fires Fiasco”
28 Nov 2017 FESA Committee meeting
26 Oct 2017 Product recalls and failures - practitioners forum
17 Oct 2017 FESA Committee meeting
28 Sep 2017 The building cladding debacle (and AGM)
19 Sep 2017 FESA Committee meeting
20 Jul 2017 Technical meeting - 1. Advanced safety systems for heavy vehicles. 2. Traffic Cameras and their flaws - and dinner
11 Jul 2017 FESA Committee meeting
08 Jun 2017 Technical meeting - "Fire Investigations" and dinner
30 May 2017 FESA Committee meeting
11 May 2017 Technical meeting - "Using experts in litigation" with dinner
02 May 2017 FESA Committee meeting
05 Apr 2017 General meeting over dinner - "Corrosion" - two speakers
13 Dec 2016 Committee meeting - last for 2016
24 Nov 2016 Traffic Accident reconstruction - general meeting
08 Nov 2016 FESA Committee meeting
27 Oct 2016 AGM and three short presentations
11 Oct 2016 October Committee meeting
18 Aug 2016 18 August: "Smart Structures" lab inspection and dinner with talks
09 Aug 2016 August Committee meeting
16 Jun 2016 Presentations on aerial photography, technology and resources, over dinner
17 May 2016 May 17 Committee Meeting
21 Apr 2016 21 April specialist presentations and dinner
12 Apr 2016 April Committee Meeting
18 Feb 2016 General meeting and presentations
19 Nov 2015 Pre-Christmas Meeting

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FESA is a  non-profit registered organization.  Mail to Post Office Box 27 Parkville VIC 3052, or email us.

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