FORENSIC ENGINEERING AND EXPERT WITNESS / LITIGATION CONSULTING
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. Our capabilities include:
Storm Damage Assessments
Whether a result of hurricane, earthquake, flood, hailstorm, lightning strikes, blizzard, tornado or fire, GFA’s 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.
GFA’s 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
Expert Witness & Litigation Consulting
GFA has provided expert services to our clients to help address liabilities and recover costs for construction, insurance, water resource, and environmental related issues. Our services include expert testimony, preparation of expert reports, affidavits, and trial exhibits, forensic analysis, cost allocation analysis, deposition preparation for opposing experts and settlement negotiations.
We work with insurance companies, law firms, corporations, government agencies and individuals to help them understand issues and resolve claims and disputes.
Our forensic experts have the knowledge, training, licensure, and insight needed to provide expert witness and litigation support, from discovery to decision. Our experts are recognized for delivering the news through clear and defensible testimony backed by science. Our services include: