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Forensic Engineering Services

We leverage our structural; geological; and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) expertise, to conduct a wide variety of investigative, analytical and consulting services. These services include cause and origin investigations, structural analysis, evaluation and allocation of remediation costs, and neutral evaluations, among others.  

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Our Capabilities Include:
  • Building Envelope Investigations
  • Building Consulting and Cost Estimating
  • Coastal Flooding and Storm Surge Evaluation
  • Code Upgrade and Compliance Evaluation
  • Construction Defect
  • Environmental Investigations
  • Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • Flood Damage Assessment
  • Forensic Architecture
  • Geotechnical/Subsidence Investigations
  • Hail Damage Evaluation
  • Hurricane and Wind Damage Assessment
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Litigation Support
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Assessment
  • Roof Damage Evaluation
  • Scour and Sedimentation Analyses
  • Slope Failure and Landslide Analysis
  • Structural Investigations
  • Water Intrusion (Cause and Origin/Duration)
Common issues our forensic engineers evaluate are:
  • Expansive soils
  • Collapsible soils
  • Settlement of shallow and deep compacted fill soils
  • Moisture intrusion below slabs
  • Soil corrosion
  • Sulfate exposure
  • Site runoff and drainage
  • Roadway and parking area payment failure
  • Slope stability failures
  • Foundation failures
  • Excavation failures
  • Site quantity analysis
  • Differing site condition disputes
  • Underground pipeline failures
Storm Damage Assessments

Whether a result of hurricane, earthquake, flood, hailstorm, lightning strikes, blizzard, tornado or fire, UES' team of forensic engineers utilize forensic techniques and engineering science to determine and document the extent of the damage, the various causations (wind, flood, and storm surge), and all other damage, such as water intrusion or damage to roof coverings. The safety of the occupants is the primary concern and is established immediately upon inspection.

UES' team of engineers, certified inspectors, and technicians are ready to mobilize whenever and wherever a disaster may strike to provide the following services:

  • Structural Evaluation
  • Wind vs. Flood Assessment
  • Storm Surge Determination
  • Wind Induced Failure Analysis
  • Seismic Damage Evaluation
  • Roof Damage Investigation
  • Water Intrusion Analysis
  • Fire Investigation
  • Hail Damage Assessment
  • Business Interruption Analysis
  • Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
  • Reconstruction Consulting