As a way of giving back to an industry that has given me so much, I am excited to announce that I will be offering an in-depth course to share my engineering mechanics knowledge with professional law enforcement crash reconstructionists. Forensic reconstruction experts have been, and will continue to reconstruct car crashes much like they have in the past – by doing a lot of calculations! It did not take me long in my field to realize that I needed a computer to efficiently explore different hypotheses and calculate different iterations to estimate ranges and certainties for multiple scenarios. So, my company and multi-disciplinary team of technical crash nerds created our own software, called “The Reconstructionator” (more than 10 years and 10,000 hours of software development time, so far) to conduct the calculations automatically thousands of times and using data from multiple sources – whatever physical evidence you’ve got!

The Reconstructionator computer assisted engineering mechanics reconstruction course and software will be available this fall for trained law enforcement professionals and other crash reconstruction experts to learn to compute and report ranges, list all the assumptions, and refine the accuracy of the solution. For detailed information about the course and the simple yet versatile Reconstructionator, click here or on the button below.

I cannot wait to start teaching the course later this year and sharing my knowledge and reconstruction techniques with you!


Sam Kodsi, P.Eng.
President & Consulting Professional Engineer
Kodsi Forensic Engineering


The Reconstructionator:
Computer-Assisted Engineering Mechanics for Law Enforcement Crash Reconstruction Professionals

This advanced course is intended for intermediate to senior crash reconstruction professionals working in law enforcement or forensic engineering. It is a hands-on and intensive course offering a deep-dive into advanced crash reconstruction topics beyond billiard ball physics. The course involves computer-aided applied engineering methods to crash reconstruction: Planar Impact Mechanics and the relationship with Momentum, Rotational motion, and Energy. Attendees are welcome to bring complex crashes to the expert round tables in order to refine the solution.

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