Every building is a complicated combination of design, construction and materials. The complexity is further magnified by other facts including environmental conditions, location and how the structure is used. In the event of a commercial structure failure, discovering the origin of a loss may require a quite detailed analysis.
Our engineers have expertise and experience designing and inspecting structural systems including foundations, walls, floors, ceilings, roofs and framing as well as materials used such as steel, wood, masonry and concrete. Their vast expertise is called into action when identifying the specific failure mechanisms of the structure.
Deep knowledge and understanding of how structural systems function and interact allow us to inspect, analyze and perform research to determine the cause of the loss, to provide a scope of damage for the structural elements and to evaluate the overall condition of the structure. Further, we provide construction cost opinions for insurance claims and construction defect litigation and perform more specialized estimating services including betterment analyses.