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 -

    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Bella Cosi restaurant-cafe

    To receive reports, set meeting arrangements, and plan.


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

    First: Dr John Le Marshall - can you really read a weather map?  Second: Fraudulent hailstone vehicle claims, from Tia Gaffney.     Dr Le Marshall's career at the Bureau of Meteorology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has had enormous influence on the science of satellite remote sensing and its assimilation into numerical weather prediction, leading to improved weather predictions for Australia and the world.  John has been a leader in the international community of scientists working on temperature and moisture retrievals from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) instrument on the NOAA polar orbiting satellites. His international reputation and expertise led to his appointment as director of.  While Director  of the USA Joint Centre for Satellite Data Assimilation in 2004, his work led to him being given NASA's highest scientific award. He currently provides advice to NOAA in the design of its next generation geostationary satellites.

    Second: Tia Gaffney is a mechanical engineer with 16 years of experience in forensic engineering; specifically, in reconstructing incidents resulting in casualty, serious injury or losses. She has investigated thousands of vehicle collisions and hundreds of workplace incidents and has testified in Courts throughout Australia. Ms Gaffney was appointed by the Department of Justice to the Road Safety Camera Commission Reference Group, where she currently serves as an acting board member.

    Tia will describe the investigation of hailstone damage claims for vehicles, particularly following a December 2011 Victorian hailstorm involving $712m damages claims

    Book online here now.

Past events

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


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

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