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The investigation process of structural failures

Structures can fail due to various factors: overloading, caused by climactic events, material deterioration, or issues during design, construction, or maintenance, is a common cause. In this video we explore the complexities of investigating structural failures, outline the steps involved and discuss subsequent actions. Our experts provide valuable insights into the role of forensic engineers in ensuring the safety and integrity of our built environment.

Photographs, printing and forensic engineering: from pixels to proof!

Exploiting all material evidence to reconstruct an accident or a loss means above all observing, investigating, recording. So here we are. From its first foundations to the definition that we know today, forensic engineering uses all scientific methods to bring together the elements needed to complete an investigation. What could be more logical than starting our new infographic series on the world's greatest inventions with printing and photography.

DRONES: The Forensic Investigator’s Eye in the Sky

Going where the eyes of the investigators can’t. Getting an unequaled vantage point to take aerial photos and videos of a site. Designing a 3D model of a site based on aerial images to allow a virtual visit to the location and fine tune the investigation. These are the reasons why CEP Forensic has been using drones for the last four years to enhance our forensic investigations. We sat down with our forensic investigator, Caitlin Ringland to talk about this topic.

CAT Loss Claims: When the Evacuation Ends

Wildfires can cause total devastation to properties, and widespread evacuations are often ordered to ensure the safety of those living and working in the immediate area of the fire. When returning home following a wildfire evacuation, most owners inspect their property carefully and may identify damage that was actually a pre-existing issue that simply had not been identified before. In CEP Forensic’s experience in dealing with post-wildfire insurance claims, our experts have identified some of the most common property-related issues following a wildfire evacuation.

 

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