Structural failure occurs when a building or structure can no longer support the weight or pressure to which it is subjected. Sometimes structural failure is unavoidable but often it is not. The history of structural engineering is dotted with events that could have been avoided had people been better qualified, followed compliance codes, or resisted cutting corners when under the strain of tight budgets. Structural failure always involves loss of property value but even more sadly it sometimes results in a loss of life. Sometimes a structural engineering expert witness is needed in order to determine who, if anyone, is at fault and by how much. As an expert witness we can provide evidence to ensure that all facts are learned and represented.
Forensic Engineering Services from Falkofske
Falkofske is proud to say that we have structural forensic engineers who have the expertise and integrity to assess a structural failure or scenario and then provide expert witness testimony and reporting as a professional in the industry. Safety and performance are some of the structural engineering fields’ top concerns and when structural failure occurs we agree with our responsibility to get to the bottom of why it happened, how it could have been avoided, and what we can do to make sure it never happens again. We are especially qualified in the areas of retaining walls, slope failures, and residential construction.
If you are looking for an expert witness in a forensic engineering case requiring a structural forensic engineer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.