As forensic engineers, we are called to seek answers to the question “why?” Why did something fail? Why did the accident occur? And sometimes, “Why has it always been done this way?”
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.
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It was reported that a church building was damaged during the passage of Hurricane Isaac on August 29, 2012. The specific damage reported was that wind pressures damaged the roof coverings of the building and that rainwater entered the interior of the building during the storm and damaged the interior finishes. U.S. Forensic was retained to perform an evaluation of the building and to determine the cause and extent of the reported damage.