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Forensic Structural Engineering

With rapid economic development, increased design sophistication, more-and-more daring construction technology and accelerated project delivery, proliferation of structural failures is inevitable. When bad things happen, often a structural engineer is needed to sort things out.

Peterson Structural Engineers provides engineering investigation and determination of the causes of structural failures of buildings, bridges and other constructed facilities, as well as renders opinions and provides expert witness testimony in judicial proceedings.

Clients We Serve

  • Homeowners
  • Contractors
  • Attorneys
  • Insurance Agencies

Common Forensic Services

  • Perform proximate cause investigations
  • Assess construction defects
  • Assess design errors
  • Assess materials defects
  • Develop testing and monitoring systems
  • Review design and construction documents
  • Determine extent of damage
  • Prepare schematic remediation designs suitable for scoping and pricing
  • Prepare final remediation designs suitable for permitting, bidding and construction
  • Provide assistance during the remediation phase
  • Provide expert witness services