Forensic Engineering and Science Services

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Automotive and Machine Design

Automotive and Machine Design

  • Automotive defect investigation
  • Component or system failure or malfunction
  • Electronic diagnostics
  • Retrieval of event data recorder (EDR) data
  • Automotive and equipment fire investigation
  • Instrumented performance testing
  • Electrical/electronic control systems
Building Inspections

Building Inspections

  • Foundation design/evaluation of causes of distress or failure
  • Mold analysis and identification of cause(s) of mold growth
  • Commercial and residential roof system installation and damage assessment
  • Repair evaluation of damaged structures
  • Building thermal analysis
  • HVAC system design, installation and operation
  • Electrical, telecommunication and computer network design and installation
  • Building exterior envelope design and installation issues
  • Construction compliance with industry standard of care and code requirements
Building Design and Structural Engineering

Building Design and Structural Engineering

  • Bridges and highway structures
  • Architectural and structural design of buildings
  • Heating, venting, air conditioning & mold growth
  • Electrical systems
  • Fire safety and plumbing systems
  • Roofing systems
Building Systems

Building Systems

  • HVAC system design, installation and operational issues
  • Plumbing systems
  • Electrical system design and installation issues
  • Telecommunication and computer network system design and installation issues
  • Building electrical control systems (HVAC, lighting, alarms, surveillance)
Damage Consulting

Damage Consulting

  • Cause of Loss
  • Scope of Repair
  • Period of Restoration
  • Building Cost Evaluation
  • Code Compliance
  • Useful Life Determination
  • Equipment Evaluation & Pricng
  • Contents Evaluation & Pricing
  • Project Documentation
Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical system design, installation, operation and maintenance
  • Electrical fire cause and origin
  • Electrical system and equipment failures
  • Machine & industrial control system design and failure analysis
  • Telecommunications and computer network system
  • Electrocution & arc flash accident analysis
  • Arc flash analysis
  • Lightning damage assessment
  • System repair recommendations and cost analysis
  • Power quality analysis & testing


  • Gas explosions
  • Utility strikes
  • Gas supply piping leakage identification
  • Furnace and equipment malfunctions
  • Dust explosions
Fire Losses

Fire Losses

  • Origin and cause investigation
  • Fire susppression system faults or malfunctions
  • Building electrical system failures
  • HVAC failures or malfunctions
  • Electrical product defects
  • Automotive fires
  • Chimney cam
Geotechnical, Environmental and Water Systems Engineering

Geotechnical, Environmental and Water Systems Engineering

  • Geology and soil mechanics
  • Foundation engineering
  • Landslide analysis
  • Grading and site design
  • Hydrology and hydraulics
  • Ground-water hydrology
  • Industrial and hazardous waste disposal
Product Liability / Industrial Accidents

Product Liability / Industrial Accidents

  • Evaluate industrial accidents to determine cause
  • Machine design and guarding
  • Analysis of software and controls of automated machinery
  • Electrocution
  • Specialized laboratory testing
  • Material failure analysis
Property Loss

Property Loss

  • Building structural failures
  • Fire protection system freeze failures or inadvertent actuations
  • Plumbing system and fixture failures or malfunctions
  • Electrical, telecommunication and control system damage assessments
Traffic Accident Reconstruction and Highway Design

Traffic Accident Reconstruction and Highway Design

  • Computer-based accident reconstruction and simulation
  • Event Data Recorder (EDR) post-collision data retrieval
  • Heavy truck accidents
  • Mechanical failures and defects
  • Geometric design of roadways and intersections
  • Signage and signalization design/operation
Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Evaluation of walkway surface slip resistance
  • Geometric design of stairways
  • Handrail design
  • Sidewalk defects
  • Unique walkway geometries
  • Compliance with building code requirements
  • Illumination of interior and exterior walkways
Instrumented Testing and Recreations

Instrumented Testing and Recreations

  • Vehicle Performance Testing
  • Vehicle Black Box Data Retrieval
  • Machine Performance (component velocities, center-of-gravity, operational limits)
  • Instrumented Tess and Demonstrations
  • Video Recreations
Comprehensive Laboratory Testing

Comprehensive Laboratory Testing

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Water Chemistry Testing
  • Organic/Inorganic Chemistry
  • Heavy Metal Detection
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Dye Penetration Testing
  • Material Strength Testing
  • Petrography
  • Crystallography
Field Testing and Monitoring

Field Testing and Monitoring

  • Proofload Deflection Testing
  • Vibration Sampling
  • Acoustical Measurements
  • Humidity Testing
  • Core Sampling
  • Surveying
Materials Testing and Failure Analysis

Materials Testing and Failure Analysis

  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning Electrons Microscope
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Material Properties