Forensic Building Failure Investigations

Forensic engineering involves the application of engineering principles and scientific methods to investigate and opine on the cause of an incident that results in claims or litigation.FEA’s professional engineers are experienced in forensic studies and can assist owners, contractors, design engineers, and attorneys regarding various building and site failures and damage claims.

FEA’s professional engineers have provided testimony and assistance in these areas:

Building Envelope Issues

  • Roofing & Waterproofing
  • Windows
  • Curtainwalls
  • EIFS

Structural Failures

  • Foundation Settlement
  • Wood Framing
  • Lightweight Steel
  • Cast-in-place Concrete
  • Precast Concrete
  • Brick & Block Masonry

Site Systems

  • Slopes
  • Retaining Walls
  • Swelling Soils
  • Pavements