We can figure out how and why.

We’ve all seen buildings with cracked foundations and sagging roofs. While some deterioration is a natural result of age and environmental factors, quite often, structures fail prematurely. Fires, explosions, and electrical malfunctions are further examples of system failures that can be investigated for causation. The EAPC Forensic Engineering Team can examine a system that has failed or is indicating stress, determine the cause, and recommend solutions or establish liability. We know what to look for when system failure occurs, and we know where to look.

Forensic engineering is used to investigate cause and cost

We investigate structural collapse, fires, explosions, electrical or mechanical failures and personal injuries. All structures age, and the aging process is accelerated by the freeze/thaw cycle that we experience in the northern United States.

Over time, foundations shift or sink, cracks develop, and essential systems deteriorate and wear out. EAPC can inspect any facility to determine the source of a problem or potential problem, and we are well versed in the latest repair techniques necessary to affect a solution. We provide information and repair options, so you can decide what best meets your requirements and budget.


  • Damage Inspections
  • Data Collection
  • Code Analysis
  • Meteorology
  • Cost Estimating
  • Expert Testimony
  • Findings Reporting
  • Electrical Systems
  • Remediation Design
  • Structural Forensics
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Building Envelope Systems (roofing, windows, doors, etc.)


  • Air Quality
  • Building Collapse
  • Bulk Storage Bin Failure
  • Chimney Collapse
  • Construction Defect
  • Defective Design
  • Drainage Failure
  • Explosions/Fire/Ice Damage
  • Hail/Rain/Lightning/Tornados
  • Floor Slab Failures
  • Installation Defects
  • Mechanical Failures
  • Plumbing Defects/Rot
  • Slipping Hazard
  • Snow Accumulation
  • Soil Instability
  • Structural Defect
  • Structural Deficiencies
  • Structural Failure
  • Vandalism/Wall Collapse
  • Water Infiltration

We work with independent adjusters, attorneys, and insurance companies