Forensic Engineering Inspections
We work to support clients at all stages of the forensic engineering process―from non-destructive inspection of simple failures to detailed metallurgical analysis of complex failures involving numerous parties. Our inspection facility is designed to ensure that joint inspections can proceed smoothly and results can be conveyed clearly no matter the size of the group.
Forensic engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to investigate failures that cause personal injury, property damage, or economic loss. Materials engineering is often an integral aspect of forensic engineering investigations. Evaluation of the materials behavior using standard failure analysis practices typically identifies the failure mechanism. This information, on its own or in combination with other engineering evaluations helps determine the root cause and assign liability. The examination and testing of failed materials in a laboratory inspection can provide the supporting evidence that the involved parties need to direct their case.
An expert laboratory inspection will have impartial expertise, well-defined protocols, and support from technical staff with experience in the handling, testing, preservation and integrity of samples that are involved in the litigation.