It was reported that a residential building in the Northeast was damaged due to frozen and burst water or heat pipes. We were retained to provide a weather analysis for the time period during which the damages reportedly occurred, and to provide opinions regarding whether or not the capacity of the heating system in the building was adequate to provide reasonable heat to the building, and whether or not reasonable heat was maintained in the building during the time period in question. Our work to complete this assignment was performed by Dennis Morrissey, P.E.
U.S. Forensic was retained to determine the cause of a barn collapse. The homeowner reported that during a snow event, wind pressure caused the structure to collapse. Joel Howard, P.E. was assigned to conduct a failure analysis. Our client requested that we evaluate the building framing and determine the cause and extent of the damage.
U.S. Forensic mechanical engineer, Jeffrey, P. Stark, P.E., CFL was awarded the designation of CFL, Certified Forensic Locksmith, by the Associated Locksmiths of America, Security Professionals Association, and the International Association of Investigative Locksmiths. He is Certified in Automotive and General Forensic Locksmithing.
We are pleased to announce that Enrique Morales, P.E. has joined the U.S. Forensic team in Houston. Mr. Morales has performed more than 1,000 forensic engineering investigations in the areas of storm damage (hail, wind, tornado, lighting, and flood), water intrusion, and foundation assessments of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
We are pleased to announce that Reece Otsuka, P.E. has joined the U.S. Forensic team and will be based in Chicago. Mr. Otsuka earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and his Master of Science in Structural Engineering Degree from the University of Illinois. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois.
Mr. Peak and has more than fifteen years of experience as a mechanical expert and Certified Accident Reconstructionist with extensive experience in vehicular accident reconstruction, the determination of mechanical defects, and the determination of fire cause and origin in vehicles.
U.S. Forensic is pleased to announce new service centers in Des Moines, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Omaha, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toledo. We provide national coverage from 57 locations.
Most people are aware that vehicles record crash information such as speed, braking, and seatbelt usage through the Event Data Recorder (EDR) within the airbag system. But did you know that your vehicle may have collected information from your smart phone? U.S. Forensic engineers provide answers to the questions involving infotainment downloads.
U.S. Forensic, through its experts, is affiliated with NORMI (National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors) and EIA (Environmental Information Association).
U.S. Forensic had the honor of being a part of the Pasadena Fire Marshal Trailer Donation Project.