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Forensics

Forensics

FIELD INVESTIGATION

This frequently includes:

  • Disassembly/reassembly of building components to inspect thoroughtly for otherwise concealed defects.

  • Taking samples of material as necessary to establish extent, type, and cause of failures as well as quality and method of construction.

  • Taking photographs to document as-built construction.

  • Comparison of in-place work to contract between Owner and Contractor.

  • Comparison of in-place work to Building Code requirements.

  • Comparison of in-place work to industry standards, trade practice, and manufacturer’s specification.

  • Work with Delmhorst moisture gauge and/or infrared camera as, and if required to trace water and air leaks or insulation problems.

LABORATORY ANALYSIS

Tests performed include all the standard ASTM tests, some procedures developed by the Canadian Bureau of Standards, the Society of Plastics Industry and the Department of Highways. All tests are designed to establish the true cause of causes of the failure of the system in question.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

It is occasional necessary to assemble and manage teams of specialists from other fields of construction expertise to resolve more complex problems. We have managed teams of professionals that include specialists as diverse as structural, mechanical, electrical, coatings, soils, and landscaping engineers.

DOCUMENT STUDY/PREPARATION

Deposition file research. Preparation of corrective designs and cost estimates.

Review of opposite party proposals for corrective work.

Participation in settlement meetings.

DESPOSITION TESTIMONY

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

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