Forensic Engineering and Litigation Support Services

Forensic Engineering

In the event of premature or catastrophic failure, Existing Structures can provide forensic engineering and expert witness services to:

  • Determine if a failure did, in fact, occur.
  • If a failure did occur, establish the cause.

Existing Structures is well versed and experienced in all aspects of forensic investigation, from thorough field investigation and sample/evidence collection to sophisticated computer analyses of the structural elements involved. The forensic engineering process involves:

  • Background investigation
  • Sample and evidence collection
  • Field investigation
  • Laboratory and computer analysis
  • Report generation
  • Presentation of findings


Wind damaged house during construction
Fire damaged camper
Emergency Engineering Response - Industrial Roof Collapse Damage

Litigation Support Services

ESE can provide Litigation Support Services including peer review of engineering documents. ESE’s Principal Engineer holds the following credentials:

  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist
  • NACE Protective Coatings Specialist
  • ACEC Engineering Expert Witness
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers Member
  • Structural Engineering Certification Board
ACEC - American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Expert Witness