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Forensic Engineering

Partner’s Forensic Engineering team consists of highly qualified engineers, architects, and building system experts who specialize in the investigation of building system failure or performance issues. Applying decades of experience and focused education, our forensic engineers can identify the causes or contributing factors of complex problems within a facility, from minor damage to ongoing performance issues and large-scale losses. Leveraging Partner’s in-house technical experts in diverse disciplines including environmental, construction, and building sciences, we can go beyond identifying the source and extent of the problem to developing and implementing a plan to address it. Should your need for a forensic evaluation be related to insurance, liability, or legal dispute, our team of credentialed specialists can provide credible data and opinions regarding the matter.

Regulatory and Professional Organizations

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What's Involved

Partner’s Forensic Engineering services address deficiencies in building structure, envelope, and/or any building system such as mechanical, plumbing or electrical systems. Because the source of a complex problem may involve multiple building systems and/or environmental factors, the Forensic Engineering Team works closely with many associated Partner practices, including:

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Frequently Asked Questions

The time it takes to complete a forensic engineering investigation varies depending on the complexity of the case and the availability of evidence. Investigations can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

Yes, by understanding the root cause of accidents or failures, forensic engineering can inform improvements in design, construction, maintenance, and safety practices to help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Forensic engineers are called upon in various situations, including:

  • Building Failures: Structural collapses, foundation issues, water damage, etc.
  • Construction Accidents: Equipment malfunctions, material defects, workplace safety concerns.
  • Product Failures: Consumer product malfunctions, manufacturing defects, product liability cases.
  • Accidents: Vehicle accidents, fire investigations, industrial accidents.

You can find qualified forensic engineers through professional organizations such as the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) or by searching online directories. When selecting an engineer, consider their experience, expertise relevant to your specific case, and professional certifications, something that Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. engineers have in abundance.

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