EXPERTISE

CIVIL / STRUCTURAL

Accident Reconstruction (Vehicular):

  • Automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrian, trucks, trains, ATVs
  • Bio-mechanics and human factors
  • Highway and traffic safety
  • High and low speed collisions
  • Right-of-way
  • Roadway evaluation and assessment
  • Seatbelts and airbags
  • Sight and stopping distance and speed calculations
  • Traffic signals

Building Codes and Standards Conformance

Construction:

  • Industrial, commercial, and residential
  • Heavy and highway
  • Safety (OSHA requirements)
  • Evaluation of proper construction methods (i.e., bracing)
  • Construction management

Construction Equipment Accidents:

  • Cranes, front-end loaders, forklifts, ladders, scaffolds

Crane Accidents

Explosions:

  • Assessing structural damages

Fires:

  • Assessing the extent of damage and providing repair recommendations

Flood damage:

  • Assessing extent of flood damage

Glass Failures

Human Factors:

  • Investigation and Analysis

Hydrology & Hydraulics:

  • Floods, wells, groundwater, surface water runoff
  • Sewerage and drainage systems
  • Stormwater detention

Lightning Strikes:

  • Structural failures an analysis; extent of damage; structural integrity

Personal Injury:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents and injuries
  • Guarding
  • Playgrounds
  • Burns and scaldings
  • Electric shock

Retail Store Injuries

Safety Engineering

Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents and Injuries:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial
  • Stairs, ladders, chairs, parking lots and garages, sidewalks, loading docks
  • Walkway surface friction
  • Illuminance
  • Stairways, ramps and railings
  • Construction codes and standards; Americans with Disabilities Act

Structural Engineering:

  • Structural failures and analysis; extent of damage; structural integrity
  • Settlement, deflection and creep
  • Earthquake, fire and tornado damage – determining extent of damage and repair recommendations
  • Corrosion
  • Hydrostatic soil pressure; frost heave
  • Lightning damage
  • Roof failures and leaks
  • Sink holes
  • Collapses
  • Stucco
  • Temporary support structures
  • Evaluation of pre-engineered metal buildings
  • Blasting and vibrations
  • Weather damage: snow, ice, hail, rain, wind and flood

Stucco Failure Investigations

Temporary Support Structures:

  • Scaffolding, platforms, shoring, bracing, underpinning, hoists and cranes

Worker's Compensation Accidents Construction:

  • Industrial, commercial, and residential
  • Heavy and highway
  • Safety (OSHA requirements)
  • Evaluation of proper construction methods (i.e., bracing)
  • Construction management

ELECTRICAL

Appliances:

  • Gas and electric: design, installation, manufacturing and service defects

Building Codes and Standards Conformance

Damages from the elements:

  • Wind, water, snow, temperature, etc.

Electrical equipment failures:

  • Cause, origin and extent of damages

Electrocution and personal injury

Electric shock

Electrical shorts and arcing

Explosions:

  • Boilers, tanks, pressure cylinders, gas, propane

Fires - All Types:

  • Residential, commercial, industrial, vehicular
  • Fires, engineering support for cause and origin
  • Extent of Electrical, Mechanical and Structural Damage
  • Evaluation of fire detection and suppression systems
  • Arson, engineering support for cause and origin
  • Electric shock

Fires, engineering support for cause and origin

Lightning damage evaluation

Product Liability:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial
  • Design, manufacture, warnings, recalls, defects
  • Investigation and Analysis

Surges and power outages

Transformers and substations

MECHANICAL

Appliances:

  • Gas and electric: design, installation, manufacturing and service defects

Building Codes and Standards Conformance

Explosions:

  • Boilers, tanks, pressure cylinders, gas, propane

Fires - All Types:

  • Residential, commercial, industrial, vehicular
  • Fires, engineering support for cause and origin
  • Extent of Electrical, Mechanical and Structural Damage
  • Evaluation of fire detection and suppression systems
  • Arson, engineering support for cause and origin

Fuel Tank Ruptures

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Heating, ventilating & air conditioning systems
  • Chillers and chilled water systems
  • Corrosion
  • Explosions
  • Fire protection systems
  • Heating equipment: oil, gas, electric, propane, freeze-ups
  • Hot water and steam systems
  • Motors and generators
  • Plumbing
  • Sprinkler systems: wet pipe, dry pipe, pre-action and deluge
  • Tools

Personal Injury:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial
  • Guarding
  • Burns and scaldings
  • Electric shock

Pipe Failures:

  • Rupture
  • Freeze-up

Product Liability:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial
  • Design, manufacture, warnings, recalls, defects
  • Automobiles; lawn and garden equipment; electrical equipment; propane and natural gas equipment; gasoline powered equipment; worker's compensation and industrial accidents; consumer products; snowblowers; medical instrumentation and equipment; recreation and fitness equipment

Smoke/Soot Damage

Construction Equipment Accidents:

  • Cranes, front-end loaders, forklifts, ladders, scaffolds

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