On November 29, 2018, we’ll be sending a team of four civil engineers to the ASCE’s Forensic Engineering 8th Congress in Austin, Texas — and we’re counting on your support to make it possible!

For those who don’t know, the ASCE is the American Society of Civil Engineers, the organization that contributed to the first government report on the World Trade Center’s destruction, published in 2002. Once every three years, they hold a “Forensic Engineering Congress,” considered the leading event for forensic engineering professionals worldwide.

With our recent launch of Project Due Diligence, this gathering provides an unparalleled opportunity to get the word out to hundreds of forensic engineers and to give our presentation to dozens. Our two-pronged plan is to network and give out Project Due Diligence fliers to every attendee and then to hold a reception and presentation in the early evening of Friday, November 30, at a hotel two short blocks from the conference.

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Our talk will be hosted by Dr. Oswald Rendon-Herrero, a member of the ASCE’s Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (the body that organizes the conference) who was co-chair of the Forensic Engineering 2nd Congress back in 2000. The presentation will be given by civil engineer Roland Angle, the leader of Project Due Diligence. Civil engineers Jef Bishop and Larry Cooper will join them in doing outreach at the conference, enabling us to speak with every attendee.

Please help us raise $5,000 by Friday, November 16, to make this effort possible. Direct costs include travel to Austin for Roland and Oswald, the hefty price of admission to the conference, our first-rate fliers, lodging for two nights, complimentary beverages for attendees, and, of course, the hotel conference room where the presentation will take place. (Fundraising update: We reached our fundraising goal of $5,000 on Friday, November 16, thanks to the generosity of 180 supporters!)

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We’re grateful to you for helping us expand and improve our outreach to the civil engineering community. We expect this effort to be a major step forward in our mission of galvanizing support for a new WTC investigation.

P.S. We’re inviting every architect and engineer petition signer in Texas to attend the November 30th presentation. If that’s you and you’re interested, please contact us!