We have provided origin and cause determinations for a variety of products from generator failures to communication tower collapses. Our clients include manufacturers, property owners, attorneys, and insurance professionals.
We work with our clients to first detail the specific goals of the investigation.
Whether the focus is on determining liability, identifying if your component is a contributing cause, the circumstances surrounding the incident, or designing methods to prevent future occurrences; Engineering Specialists, Inc. will conduct a thorough analysis and provide appropriate documentation to satisfy both technical and non-technical users.
Services we provide for product failures:
- Evaluation to help determine liability
- Identify if a product contributed to a loss
- Find all facts surrounding an incident
- Design to improve product and prevent issues
- Expert witness services
Mechanical engineers analyze if components are interacting properly as intended by the design. Mechanical failure investigations are completed on a wide range of items including commercial and residential equipment and components, passenger vehicles, and agricultural machinery.
Structural engineers perform scientific investigations, research and analysis to determine the causes of structural distress and/or failures. They also design and detail repairs and/or replacements of structures and components. A communications tower overstressed or failed by wind and storm damage is one example of a typical structural evaluation for product failure. Click here for more information on complete Structural Evaluations.
Forensic engineers can diagnose how an electrical component may have contributed to a product failure. Electrical events such as lightning strikes and damaging power surges are investigated.
Many product failures are a result of a combination of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, and whether they have been maintained and used as intended by the original design. If fire is a cause, or the result, of a failure, Engineering Specialists, Inc. has certified fire and explosion investigators to ensure a thorough analysis.
We can deliver our findings to you in any format you request – whether you need a quick initial assessment or a comprehensive evaluation.
Common report formats:
- Quick Verbal Reports
- Short-form Origin and Cause
- Comprehensive Written Report