Despite the best efforts of all involved, incidents and performance failures will continue to happen. Fire, water escape, design defect, installation defects, construction incidents, tank collapse, corrosion and contamination can all result in costly losses to equipment and facilities, shutting down operation and in extreme cases resulting in injury or death to workers and other individuals.
When an incident occurs, it is important to identify the root cause of the incident as well as any contributing factors. Where necessary, the responsible party must be identified and liability established.
Forensic engineering is the application of engineering principals to the investigation of failures and other performance problems. Forensic investigations provide evidence used in a court of law to assist in ruling on disputes involving engineering questions.
We begin all inquiries with the end in mind, identifying the real issues involved before assigning the investigation to the best qualified engineer to oversee the process. Our multi-disciplined Network of Experts ensure that the investigation process is up to date with the latest engineering standards and procedures.
We take steps to ensure that all of our work is carried out in accordance with the accepted and recognised guidelines depending on the unique requirements of each situation. When necessary, we coordinate with other experts representing other parties to ensure that our investigation does not compromise the ability of other stakeholders to review and analyse the evidence.
The wide range of expertise that we have available in our group of experts covers many engineering disciplines and allows us to thoroughly investigate all aspects of an incident, thereby ensuring that we are not limited in our approach to an investigation.
Our experts’ knowledge of the latest engineering and scientific standards allows them to properly examine available evidence and conduct engineering tests that will provide results that can be used to perform analysis and formulate thorough opinions..
Over the years, we have worked with lawyers and other legal professionals around the world on matters that involve all types of accidents and failures, providing evidence via expert reports and testifying in courts around the world. Even when dealing with the most complex engineering questions our experts work to provide clear and comprehensible evidence that can be easily understood by barristers, solicitors, and judges with limited or no technical background.
We have also worked directly with other stakeholders across many different industries, including construction, energy generation and distribution (including both conventional and renewable energy), construction, shipping/marine, manufacturing, commercial/retail, residential, and others.