On December 9, 2013, Dr. Ayman Shama, P.E. of H&H discussed the application of Finite Element Methods (FEM) in design, construction and forensic engineering. He provided a brief explanation of this method and discussed significant issues such as the use of different types of elements and their adequacy for analysis. He presented different case studies of various building and bridge projects that cover structural, geotechnical and fluid mechanics for wind analysis.