ASTM E2713 - 18

    Standard Guide to Forensic Engineering

    Active Standard ASTM E2713 | Developed by Subcommittee: E58.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is intended as a foundation for other E58 Committee standards that are focused on specific technical disciplines, for example Guide E2292.

    4.2 The emphasis of this guide is on the practice of forensic engineering in the United States, though elements of practice in other countries may be similar. Commercial use of the terms “engineer” and “engineering” are regulated by state and federal law; this document uses these terms only to describe a technical discipline, and not to confer title or status. Courts may decide that individuals with qualifications other than those described herein can testify as experts in forensic engineering.

    4.3 Certain forensic engineering investigations of incidents and claims may be related to the behavior or condition of one or more physical systems, or the manner in which they were used. These investigations may also be related to compliance inspections, subrogation, litigation, and other activities. It is important to note that some incidents may be considered alleged, particularly when objective proof of their occurrence is not apparent.

    4.4 Suggested additional readings are listed in Appendix X1.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides an introductory reference to the professional practice of forensic engineering, and discusses the typical roles and qualifications of practitioners.

    1.2 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E2292 Guide for Field Investigation of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incidents

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 07.140 (Forensic science)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E2713-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2713-18, Standard Guide to Forensic Engineering, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018,

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