Motorcycle Fast Facts: Front Brake Stopping Power

You may have heard a rule of thumb such as “the front brake of a motorcycle provides 70% of the stopping power.”  It would be inaccurate to make such a blanketed statement about motorcycles since the “stopping power” of the front and rear brakes are dependent on the type of motorcycle and the type or condition of the road surface.  For additional information on Motorcycle Safety and Accident Reconstruction, please contact Curt M. Beloy, PE at experts@forensicDJS.com.

Rigging Qualifications and Responsibilities for the Construction Industry

Stanley D. Pulz, CSP, P.E., Human Factors Engineering and Safety expert with DJS Associates, has become a member of the ANSI A10.42 Committee created to develop Rigging Qualifications and Responsibilities for the Construction Industry.  ANSI A10.42 is a sub-committee of the ANSI A10 Committee on Construction and Demolitions. For additional information, please contact DJS Associates at experts@forensicDJS.com.

Expansion of Computer Animation Department

DJS Associates is pleased to announce the expansion of our computer animation department with the hiring of Peter J. Henry.  Peter, a graduate of Drexel University, will be assisting our engineers and modelers with the creation and rendering of 3D/2D computer graphics. Peter has a strong background in 3D modeling and design, digital storytelling and animation.  For additional information, contact Peter at 215-659-2010 or via email at experts@forensicDJS.com.

CDR Certifications Received

Terry W. Myers, Senior Forensic Investigator / HDS Specialist, and Pete B. Aiston, Forensic Investigator / Field Technician, both with DJS Associates, successfully completed the Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operators Course.  For more information, please contact Terry or Pete at experts@forensicDJS.com or via phone at 215-659-2010.

Motorcycle Fast Facts: Side Stands

Side stands support the motorcycle when it is parked.  If a motorcycle operator were to ride away without retracting the side stand, it could contact the ground, upset the motorcycle, and possibly result in a crash.  For this reason, many modern motorcycles come equipped with an ignition cut-out that prevents the motorcycle from being ridden while the side stand is down.  For additional fast facts, contact Curt M. Beloy, PE, Collision Reconstruction / Motorcycle Safety Expert, at experts@forensicDJS.com.

DJS Associates to Digitally Preserve Historic Synagogue with HDS Laser Scanning Technology

Professional services to be donated through strategic partnership with CyArk

ABINGTON, Pa. – DJS Associates, Inc., a full-service forensic consulting, technology and animations firm, announced today that it will be performing high-definition survey (HDS) laser scanning to digitally preserve the historic Frank Lloyd Wright designed Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Pa. The scanning will take place from November 12-14, 2012 as part of a strategic partnership with CyArk, a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California dedicated to digitally preserving cultural heritage sites throughout the world. Beth Sholom is one of a select number of projects that DJS Associates will assist CyArk with in the northeast region of the United States.

During the three-day scan, DJS Associates will collect as-built data which will then be used to create a three dimensional animation model of the building to scale. Should the synagogue gradually deteriorate overtime or be damaged by a man-made and/or natural disaster, the digital model will enable the historical landmark to be restored to its original state. 

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Photo courtesy of Beth Sholom Congregation
From November 12-14, 2012, Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Pa. will be digitally scanned for future preservation using high-definition survey (HDS) technology in a collaborative effort between DJS Associates of Abington, Pa.,  and CyArk of Oakland, Ca.

 

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DJS Associates teams with CyArk to digitally preserve a Frank Lloyd Wright landmark

DJS Associates, utilizing High-Definition Survey (HDS) laser scanning technology, digitally preserved the Frank Lloyd Wright Beth Sholom landmark synagogue in Elkins Park, PA.  Over the 3 day period, the interior and exterior of the synagogue was scanned, and data collected, which will be utilized to create a three-dimensional replication of the synagogue for historic preservation.  DJS Associates is donating its time and resources to assist CyArk in digitally preserving historical sites across the world for educational and conservation/preservation purposes.  These 3-D visuals of the historic site will be available to the public for virtual tours. Continue reading “DJS Associates teams with CyArk to digitally preserve a Frank Lloyd Wright landmark”

Curtis M. Beloy, PE Discusses Proper Operation & Handling of Motorcycles

Curt’s Corner: Did you know…

Motorcycles traditionally come equipped with independent front and rear brakes.  The front brake is capable of generating more “stopping power” compared to the rear brake.  The reason for this is that the weight of the motorcycle and rider shifts forward as they decelerate and the additional weight on the front tire allows for increased traction with the roadway.  Some motorcyclist can apply the front brake to the extent where the front tire carries the entire weight of the motorcycle and operator while braking.

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DJS Expands Commercial Truck Data Imaging Capabilities

R. Scott King, BSME / Automotive Engineer ::::

Judicious use of advanced technology in vehicular collision investigation and reconstruction ensures efficient and effective results.  DJS Associates is constantly evaluating emerging concepts, trends, and equipment to remain an industry leader in technological innovation.  That is why we are pleased to announce an important new extension of our existing Commercial Truck Event Data Recorder (EDR) imaging capabilities.

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