Inside a building, a multitude of mechanical failures can cause severe damage and even compromise the safety of occupants. For example, piping may break under freezing pressure, a sprinkler system can flood a building, or incorrectly vented gas appliances can introduce Carbon Monoxide into a space.

The nature of these incidents makes them priority cases for many stakeholders who wish to limit damage. Because buildings may contain expensive equipment, and the damage to architectural finishes is often considerable, the question of liability inevitably arises.

This is when our mechanical engineers come in. Our team is knowledgeable in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems and is familiar with the applicable building codes and standards. From boilers and refrigeration systems to fire protection and plumbing, our engineers approach every problem methodically, and use established forensic methods to determine the source of the issue.

In the event of a dispute, our technical expertise is at your disposal. Our experts quickly identify the cause of the loss and provide you with the evidence you need to resolve your case. They also identify potential subrogation opportunities.

CEP’s expertise specifically covers:

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Plumbing and piping
  • Fire protection equipment
  • Geothermal energy
  • Elevators and escalators