Construction Materials Testing: Forensic Engineering
Forensic Engineering Definition is a term most people are familiar with because of crime dramas on television. However, what you may not realize is the crucial part a forensic structural engineer plays in construction and building projects, particularly when failures occur. Using the best forensic engineering companies with the best forensic engineering technologies is paramount. The very obvious legal issues involved when accidents happen in buildings people use, there is also the potential loss of money that individuals and organizations have invested.
The Forensic Engineering team in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Mobile, Lake Charles, and Pensacola, here at Construction Materials Testing has extensive experience within the construction industry, and forensic engineers use that experience in non-destructive testing and specialty testing, geotechnical engineering, and construction material testing to determine the cause and where the fault lies when materials used in construction or buildings fail.
What is Forensic Engineering?
Forensic engineering companies serve a crucial area of engineering that involves studying structures and determining why those structures fail. There are two reasons that forensic engineering is used. As noted, the area of forensics that most are familiar with relates to criminal investigations. In building construction and materials, where the failures of a building or components have resulted in injuries, loss of life or investments and profits, forensic engineering is important for helping to determine what the cause of the failure was.
It’s also important from a construction company and building team’s point of view for understanding what went wrong in a project and how it can be avoided in the future. If individuals or organizations have invested a lot of money into the project, they’ll want to know who’s at fault to reclaim the money lost from the failures and, in many cases, the collapse of the structure.
The work of a forensic engineering team like CMT also involves reverse engineering, to retrace procedures or processes that we believe may be the cause of the building or material failure. As well as reconstructing test models of the building or structure itself using similar materials, we can also reconstruct the events that led up to the accident to pinpoint the fault.
How Forensic Engineering Companies Help Provide The Best Forensic Engineers
Construction Materials Testing has decades of experience within the construction industry. As part of our forensic engineering services, we use non-destructive examination and testing on existing structures or components and materials to ensure they are safe. When failures occur, we can use non-destructive testing on existing structures as a preventative measure.
We also have the expertise to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the problems and likely causes of structural or material failures. This involves conducting on-site testing and collecting samples and taking photographs to conduct further tests in our highly effective and cutting-edge laboratories.
When it comes to legal cases involving failures, our evidence can be used to show exactly where the fault lies, which is just as important when the issue is not with the structure itself or the original construction team, as it is when it is.
Although there are many forensic engineering companies operating today, we believe there are many reasons why you should consider our services over the others. Not only do we provide an excellent level of customer service and care, but our staff and labs are more accredited and certified than many others. Find out more, by contacting us directly today.
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