Scott Nacheman Speaks on “What Have We Learned from Structural Failures?”

In The Community

March 5, 2020

Scott Nacheman, Director of Forensics in DeSimone’s Chicago office, is a featured speaker at the upcoming Structural Engineers Association continuing education event: “Then and Now: What Have We Learned from Structural Failures?” Scott served as the Lead Investigator of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse incident and will present a summary of the incident and share the lessons learned from that tragedy related to the use of temporary structures.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th at Kostas Research Institute at Northeastern University in Burlington, Massachusetts.


The Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Incident: What We Learned 
Scott Nacheman, Director – Forensics, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

The Great Boston Molasses Tank Failure: A Structural and Metallurgical Perspective
Ronald Mayville, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (Retired)

The FIU Pedestrian Bridge: Collapse Investigation
Gary J. Klein, Senior Principal, Executive VP, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates


Kostas Research Institute
Northeastern University Innovation Campus
141 South Bedford Street
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803


To register or read more about the conference click here.

Scott Nacheman - DeSimone - Chicago

As a Director of DeSimone’s Forensics Practice, Scott Nacheman provides technical oversight and management of the firm’s Midwest forensics team, encompassing both pre and post-failure/loss services. The firm’s forensic services allow DeSimone to assist existing clients, in addition to insurance and legal communities during all phases of a building’s life cycle.