Forensic  Engineering

“The application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.” (National Academy of Forensic Engineers) -Search terms: engineering consulting firms, construction expert witness, forensic structural engineer

“Forensic Engineering is the application of engineering principles to the investigation of failures or other performance problems.  Forensic engineering also involves testimony on the findings of these investigations before a court of law or other judicial forum, when required.  Failures are not all catastrophic, such as when a building or bridge collapses, but include facilities or parts of facilities that do not perform as intended by the owner, design professional, or constructor.”(ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering)

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Building Systems Engineering

Building Systems Engineering requires engineering education, training, and experience in the application of special knowledge in the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, a thorough understanding of applicable codes and standards, and the ability to communicate complex problems with owners, building officials, contractors and end users. GB+A provides building system engineering services including investigation, evaluation, planning, and design of engineering works, buildings and systems, and the observation of construction for the purpose of assuring compliance…

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Litigation Support

Personal injury, property damage, and construction defect claims, present a significant financial exposure to contractors, design professionals, property owners, and insurance companies. Litigants and their attorneys frequently require assistance in separating meaningful data and facts from the vast amount of irrelevant information collected during the course of a typical lawsuit. Effective expert witness testimony and litigation support is basic to the successful resolution of a dispute. The expert’s academic background and engineering experience will not guarantee their effectiveness as an expert witness.

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Our forensic structural engineering representative projects

  • Structural Collapse and Component Failure Investigation 2

  • Structural Collapse and Component Failure Investigation 1

  • Storm Damage Investigation 5

  • Storm Damage Investigation 4

  • Storm Damage Investigation 3

  • Storm Damage Investigation 2

  • Storm Damage Investigation 1

  • Personal Injury and OSHA Investigations 4