For more than 40 years, BHATE staff has investigated causes of earthwork, foundations, concrete, steel and other structural failures to develop remedial solutions. We take a multi-disciplinary approach toward solving forensic engineering problems in a technically accurate and cost efficient manner.

forensic engineering

Forensic engineering analysis typically consist of the following:

  • Review of existing data and reports
  • Conduct field, laboratory and engineering analyses to investigate distress causation
  • Field instrumentation to monitor changes over time
  • Evaluate risk of further distress
  • Develop recommendations for repairs
  • Cost estimates and construction documents for various repair options
  • Provide construction administration and quality control of remedial work

Common problems that a forensic analysis can help with include:

  • Expansive or Collapsible Soils
  • Settlement of Poorly Compacted Earth and Rock Fills
  • Corrosion
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Groundwater and Subsurface Drainage
  • Pavement Failures
  • Retaining Structure and Slope Failures
  • Deep Foundation Integrity Testing
  • Excavation and Shoring System Failures
  • Geohazards – Sinkholes – Underground Mines
  • Differing Site Condition Disputes

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