Areas of Expertise

  • Catastrophic Failure Analysis

  • Design Professional Liability 

  • Fire Origin and Cause

  • Structural Engineering/Analysis

  • Water Intrusion

  • Construction Defect Litigation Support

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Construction Site Safety

  • Property/Premise Liability

  • Vehicular Accident & Reconstruction

  • Insurance Claim Investigation

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Specializations

Below are some examples of our current strengths

Structural Engineering 

The role of a structural engineer involves a significant understanding of both static and dynamic loading and the structures that are subject to these conditions. These structures can include both large and small buildings, bridges, dams and even trenches dug to install/service infrastructure. They often evaluate evidence of fatigue, cracking or other failures, including the partial or total collapse of the structure itself to determine the integrity of a standing structure or the cause of failure of a collapsed structure.

Structural engineers commonly use tools such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and are often experienced in construction management, OSHA regulations and strength of materials.

Accident Reconstruction

The role of an accident reconstructionist is to investigate, analyze, and come to conclusions about what occurred leading up to the accident, as well as the accident itself.  Often times these experts have an engineering or science background or are law enforcement officers with specialized training.  These experts will use information gained from the vehicles involved, such as crush damage, angles of collision, vehicle resting locations, braking, speed prior to impact and the environment of the accident site, such as weather, line of sight, skid marks and debris pattern to help in determining how the accident occurred the way it did.

Fire Investigation

This specialty includes determining where a fire began and how it started. Certifications often seen in this area are Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI). These investigators evaluate smoke, heat, and the fire’s effects on the materials located in and around the ignition site to determine origin and cause of the fire and are familiar with the codes and standards published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest fields in engineering, requiring an understanding of not only mechanics, but also materials science, dynamics, thermodynamics, structural analysis, and electricity. In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers often use tools such as computer-aided design (CAD) to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons (such as crossbows) and others. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.