Forensic structural engineers know how a structure behaves better than anyone. Building consultants have their own specialized skills related to structures. But forensic structural engineers are trained to identify the source of structural failure. They do so through reverse engineering. These engineers can then identify evidence of structural failure in court.
The National Academy of Forensic Engineers defines forensic structural engineering as below:
“application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.”
Our senior forensic structural engineers are empowered with years of experience. they’re easily able to identify the root cause of building damages. Their expert views on structure failures help building consultants make important decisions.
Builders are mostly skilled in their profession but oftentimes require some help. They can benefit services of forensic structural engineers. A forensic engineer can help them determine the cause of structural defects. Even on structures, they may have built themselves. In most cases, builders tend to go back to the original structural designer or another design engineer for advice. However, a design engineer is ill-equipped to determine causation, despite their structural experience.
Attempting to determine the cause of damage by the design engineer can result in
- Faulty investigation method
- Inaccurate diagnosis
- Inappropriate repairs
- Significant financial damages
Yet, at MFS Engineering, we have seen it all. We have years of experience in design combined with geotechnical and material science. This rich background brought us strong investigation skills and forensic structural engineering knowledge.
We don’t like the cliches but:
MFS Engineering is no other forensic structural engineering company. We are the first-ever cloud-based firm in the industry. This enables us to cut down on overhead costs and provide affordable services.
By choosing MFS Engineering, you’ll be in hands of the most qualified engineers. Handling insurance industry claims is something we excel at. We know what questions to ask to gather information and get to the bottom of the issue. This way we ensure the most accurate answers that you can rely on.
Working with us puts an end to price fluctuations, delayed turnaround times, and confusing technical reports. Instead, we offer:
- Fixed and affordable rates
- Short turnaround times
- Conclusive reports
Doesn’t matter who your client is! A homeowner, property manager, body corporate, or insurance company? We at MFS Engineering have a process tailored to their needs.
Hopefully, We’ve worked with every kind of client. We know how to assist them so they can make informed decisions. We equip them by identifying building defects, causes, and required remedial works.
Our in-depth knowledge of the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC) and related Australian standards allows us to assess building compliance.