Our engineers will go anywhere, anytime, and are available on a National and International scale to meet the Engineering requirements of a catastrophe Nationwide, or Overseas. We have extensive experience in the investigation of catastrophes and reaching conclusive engineering opinions.



  • Blasting damage evaluation to buildings, machines, and structure.
  • Flooding damage and retention pond evaluation.
  • Evaluation of EIFS (Dryvit) Failures.
  • Building Structural Failures.
  • Soil and foundation settlement and failures.
  • Geotechnical engineering evaluation.
  • Retaining wall analysis and evaluation of failures.
  • Evaluation of Damage Due to Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado, and Fire.
  • TV Tower Structural Failure.
  • Forensic Engineering.
  • Investigation of Contractor's claims for Delay and Job Acceleration Extras.
  • Construction and Project Management Evaluation.
  • Mechanical Systems Evaluation, I.E. Boilers, Chillers, Piping, & Cooling Towers.
  • Electrical Systems Evaluation and lighting.
  • Investigation of Causes of Industrial and Chemical Plant Explosions, Fires, and Failures.
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Evaluation.
  • Wall Cladding and Moisture Intrusion Surveys.
  • Plumbing Systems Evaluation.
  • Earthquake Damage and Seismic evaluation.
  • TV Antenna & Transmission Line Failure Investigation.
  • Roofing Inspections and evaluations for residential shingle roofing, commercial built-up roofing, and metal roofing.
  • Construction Management issues relating to industrial and commercial construction.
  • Manufacturing Equipment Failures and HVAC System Failures.
  • Electrical System Evaluation and lightning.
  • Manufactured Housing investigations for faulty setup and substandard fabrication.
  • Contractual documents evaluation and investigation of contractor's claims for delay and job acceleration extras.
  • Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) Damage evaluation.
  • Poultry house forensic investigations due to leaning or other types of failures.
  • Engineering licensing in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina. Other states may be available as requested.
  • Foundation settlement and expansive soil evaluations, geotechnical engineering evaluations, evaluation of drainage and septic systems.
  • Structural analysis, stairways, platforms and handrails, and foundation failures.
  • Roofing and framing inspections, and evaluations for residential shingle roofing, commercial built-up roofing, and metal roofing.
  • Rigging analysis of heavy equipment lifts and associated rigging failures.
  • Investigation of flooding issues caused by poor flood plain analysis during the planning phase, calculations for drainage and retention pond problems related to insurance claims or litigation.
      Cracking of wall due to foundation settlement.


      Floor trusses collapsed at support due to excessive load and inadequate anchorage of support beam.   Looking up at plywood panels, wavy and starting to deteriorate, not conforming to ASTM-C-1397 for EIFS, non exterior grade plywood.  
      EIFS Construction at hotel, non-compliance with standard.   Swimming pool lifted up ~12" due to hydrostatic forces.   Beam web bending buckling of main support beam at shopping center.  
      Lightning Damage to chiller compressor at school.   Roof failure at edges due to inadequate fasteners, non-code compliance during high winds.   Cantilever Sheet Pile Bulkhead failure.  
      Basement wall failure, inadequate drainage behind wall, insufficient rebar.   Cracking of wall due to weak soils.   Lateral web beam buckling caused failure of roof at shopping center.  

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