A response to your needs, no matter the situation

With the large number of experts in our ranks, we are able to support you in a variety of fields

Whether it’s failures, injuries, fires or even hazardous material spills, we’re here to help. In litigation or emergency situations, we work efficiently, without compromising our comprehensive approach.

Civil Engineering & Structure

Foundations, swimming pools, building envelopes, urban structures and infrastructures: We analyze almost all types of construction.

Environmental Science

Repair, evaluation, characterization or monitoring of interventions; our experts help you to minimize impacts and costs.

Electrical Engineering

Because they play a crucial role, electrical components of all types of equipment must be analyzed immediately when they are out of service.

Mechanical Engineering

Whether it’s building systems, industrial processes or vehicles, we investigate carefully to understand failures.

Biomechanics & Injury

Collisions, falls, sports accidents or workplace incidents: Injuries generate complex claims that require an expert.

Collision Reconstruction

Our experts have the answer, whether it’s recreational vehicles, inadequate road designs or faulty restraint systems.

Metallurgy & Materials

Breakage, failure and deterioration of materials are sometimes the source of the problem. Our analysis allows you to get to the bottom of it.

Fire Investigation

If flames damage a vehicle, building or vegetation, we are on the ground to investigate.

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Our team of chemistry and chemical engineering experts cover various specialties in chemical testing and analysis.

Frequently asked questions on Forensic Engineering

Explore our industry’s most frequently asked questions and discover the value of forensic engineering

What is forensic engineering?

Forensic engineering is a branch of applied science devoted to failure analysis. More specifically, it combines the use of many engineering disciplines to determine the causes of failure. Forensic engineers also analyze the damages caused by catastrophic events such as floods, earthquakes, explosions, hurricanes, and major fires. Forensic engineering plays a critical role in the insurance and litigation fields, particularly in cases involving casualties or property damages related to the failure of materials, components, design, structures or injury.

What do forensic engineers do?

Forensic engineers are licensed engineers who specialize in

  • simulation, testing and evaluation
  • failure analysis
  • evidence gathering
  • repair recommendations
  • injury evaluation
  • and more.

This allows clients to explore potential remediation opportunities. Following the investigation process, they analyze the collected data and draw conclusions to provide clients with thorough and unbiased assessments. They also prepare reports and serve as expert witnesses in court proceedings. Forensic engineers are held to high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct to ensure the reliability and credibility of their findings.

What is the history of forensic engineering?
While forensic engineering can be traced back to ancient times, more modern techniques and procedures did not come into play until the 19th century. For example, forensic engineering was crucial to understanding the collapse of the Dee Bridge in 1847 and the Atlantic telegraph cable failure of 1858. Among others, these early rail disasters led to the development of tensile testing and fractography, a method by which material failure can be analyzed.
Why is forensic engineering important?
Events such as structural collapses and mechanical failures are unfortunately part of everyday life. Understanding the causes of these events is a critical step in the remediation process. Forensic engineers help clients determine liability, allowing them to proceed accordingly. In addition, forensic engineers can give expert testimony in court, providing their clients with the information needed to resolve matters involving loss or damage.

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