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60 Minutes Interview: March 1, 2015

"The Storm After the Storm"

Watch engineer Andrew Braum expose engineering fraud in the Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims process. As a direct result of Mr. Braum's participation and collaboration in this investigation, the FEMA NFIP has agreed to re-open over 140,000 Sandy claims and settle over 2,200 law suits for homeowners who were denied fair claim payments after their properties were devastated by this storm.

Investigation by the New York State Attorney General's Office.

Story by Sharyn Alfonsi, Reporter for 60 Minutes.

Video courtesy of CBS Television.



Video courtesy of CBS Television.

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June, 2015:

New York State Society of Professional Engineers

Suffolk County Chapter

Engineer of the Year Award

For outstanding performance and contribution to the goals 

of the engineering profession.





National Society of Professional Engineers

2015 Annual Meeting


Andrew Braum recognized for bringing the public’s attention the important health and safety role that ethical PEs play in investigating structural failures caused by hurricanes and other natural disasters.


Highlights of the event include presentation by Allan McDonald, the engineer who in 1986 refused to sign the launch recommendation for the space shuttle Challenger due to safety concerns. At the time, McDonald was the director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project for the engineering contractor Morton Thiokol. He later wrote about his experiences in the book Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster.



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