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Expert Witness and Forensic Limited Geotechnical Evaluations - Distressed Properties and Structural Monitoring

Expert Witness or Forensic Limited Geotechnical Evaluations provide expert opinions on structural and geotechnical integrity of existing buildings, pavements design, engineered structures, retaining walls design, and slopes. The triggering events can be insurance or legal claims, refinancing, transactions, precautions due to nearby construction, or others. For distressed properties, Partner uses forensic methods and scientific analysis to identify the cause of failure and to recommend and/or implement necessary repair solutions. Partner’s expert geotechnical engineers and geologists can reach any site to provide opinions, recommendations, repair estimates, and even repair design. We can provide timely results to aid decision-making within due diligence deadlines; we can also provide long-term monitoring and consulting support in the case of matters that end in deposition or litigation. Because Partner is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, our geotechnical experts are supported by technical leaders in related disciplines such as civil engineering, structural engineering, construction, building subspecialties, and forensic engineering.

For a more comprehensive list of engineering challenges Partner can address and techniques we can employ, click over to our “glossary page.” Some of the most common solutions we provide are recommendations for remedial earthwork, underpinning, shoring, asphalt repaving or mill and overlay, ground improvements, pressure grouting, and others. Geotechnical techniques we employ include floor elevation surveys, tilt plates, crack meters, inclinometers, moisture vapor domes, coring, geophysical techniques, soil drilling and sampling, and other techniques.