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Webinar - Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

February 17, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Online Webinar - Zoom


All registrations are accepted through our website, acimanitoba.ca.  Upon registration, as well as the morning of the event, you will be emailed instructions on how to join the Zoom webinar.  A calendar event file download is available above.

Presentation Overview:

Presentation: Florida International University (FIU) Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the FIU Pedestrian Bridge was a tragedy that will impact all of us in the construction, design, and engineering community.  We are going to present a case study of the FIU bridge collapse focusing on the final days of construction as well as the NTSB/OSHA investigation and legal fallout.  It will be a sobering look at the disaster, the choices that were made leading up to the event, and the impact of those choices.

Instead of a “deep dive” into the highly technical engineering and structural design aspects contributing to the failure, the presentation will put you in the middle of the project in real time and focus on the project team and their reactions and decisions prior to the collapse.  We will examine the ethical, legal and contractual fallout and lessons learned from the perspective of all parties involved in project delivery.

Presenter: Mr. Mike J. Yost - Senior Vice President / Chief Legal Officer at Terracon

Presenter Bio:

Mr. Mike Yost is a Senior Vice President at Terracon and serves as Terracon’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Mike has helped Terracon navigate legal issues for the past 17 years, during which time the company has had significant growth.  In addition to managing Terracon’s Legal Department, Mike oversees the company’s ethics program.   Mike is involved in a number of professional organizations including the Geoprofessional Business Association and the American Council of Engineering Companies.  Prior to joining Terracon in 2003, Mike served as a prosecutor in Missouri.  He earned his J.D. in 1995 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Mr. Mike J. Yost - Senior Vice President / Chief Legal Officer at Terracon

Mr. Mike J. Yost - Senior VP / Chief Legal Officer at Terracon


FIU Bridge Collapse - March 15, 2018

Florida International University (FIU) Pedestrian Bridge Collapse - March 15, 2018


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