Forensic Building Investigation
An Uplifting Experience!
Isett Forensic Engineering investigates materials, products, structures, or components that fail or do not function as intended. Using technical knowledge and professional experience, Isett’s engineers and architects provide objective evidence for property owners, insurance companies, courts of law, and others in settling disputes, establishing causal relationships, determining liability, and/or designing repairs.
Our department is on-call to address structural emergencies, such as collapses and failures, which can occur after work hours.
Isett provides a wide range of services including:
Property Condition Assessments (pre-purchase/due diligence)
Buildings - Retaining Walls - Historic Structures
Structural Feasibility Studies (for building modifications/support of new loads)
Additional stories (signs, solar panels, green roofs - process-related modifications for industry)
Structural Repair (including Historical Structural Analysis)
Structural Design Evaluations
Structural Failure Investigations (insurance, origin and cause)
Fire/blast/wind/snow damage investigations
Façade failure investigations
Floor slab investigations
Flood and ‘Wet Basement’ Investigations
Sinkhole Investigation and Remediation
Scope may involve any of the above specialty areas and may involve any or all of the following service areas:
Technical analysis of complaint (merit of the case)
Technical assistance in preparation of case
Recommending and witnessing protocol testing
Evaluation of technical expert reports
Preparation of technical expert reports
School districts mandated by the International Construction Code/American National Standards Institute