The cruise ship Carnival Triumph broke free from its moorings and drifted across the Mobile River, where it collided with a moored dredge. This is the same ship that days earlier was without air conditioning, and largely without lights, water, food and working toilets due to an engine fire.
U.S. Forensic was hired to perform an evaluation of a bulkhead at a shorebase facility and to determine the cause and extent of the reported damage and provide a scope of repairs.
U.S. Forensic was hired to determine the cause and extent of damage to a 2-story commercial building that was constructed in 2014. It was reported to U.S. Forensic that the second story floor and roof slabs were cracked and severely deflected downward at the middle of the building.
Bill Yanko, PhD, PE summarizes the testing and results of the water duration and cabinet study.
To study the effects of water on wood-based composite cabinetry (particleboard), U. S. Forensic engineers, under the direction of William Yanko, PhD, PE, conducted an intricate experimental test program.
Clients will often request that our experts obtain the evidence without a site inspection. This case involving a water heater demonstrates why a site visit can prove to be very valuable.
A three vehicle collision (2 tractor trailers and a pick-up truck) occurred at 4am on a state highway. U.S. Forensic was asked to testify as to how the accident occurred.
A commercial property owner reported damage to more than 30 windows on the 15th and 16th floors of a high-rise building. There was a question as to whether or not a specific glass cleaner and cleaning method of the janitorial service caused the scratches to the windows.
U.S. Forensic was hired to perform an evaluation of the practice facility building and was asked to provide a detailed, non-destructive, investigation of the building utilizing visual, tactile, and macro damage test methods to evaluate the extent of the damage to the building caused by wind pressures on March 26, 2009.