This proceedings contains papers presented at the Second Forensic Congress held in May 21-23, 2000 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. These papers cover a wide variety of forensic engineering subjects related to research, practice, and education. The topics include: becoming an effective expert, Kansas City Hyatt Collapse, unusual failures, insurance and risk, non-destructive testing, natural disasters, forensic engineering practice, bridge performance, temporary structures, facade failures, education issues, foundation failures, and sick buildings. Theoretical concepts are nicely balanced by practical applications. This collection provides design professionals, researchers, educators, and students with a wealth of technical information regarding the status and progress of forensic engineering.