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700 South Industrial Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Forensic Engineering and Laboratories

Areas of Expertise

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Fire and Explosion

  •  Fire Origin & Cause Investigation
  • Explosion Investigation
  • Site Investigation and Documentation
  • Heat Transfer and Thermodynamic Analysis
  • Full and Reduced-Scale Fire and Explosion Testing
  • Computer Fire Modeling
  • Ignitable Liquid Residue Analysis
  • Full Laboratory Fire Analysis
  • Large Loss Expert Coordination

Accident Reconstruction

Accident Reconstruction

  • Accident Investigations
  • Occupant Kinematics Analysis
  • Vehicle Failure and Fires
  • Computer Simulated Modeling
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Component Analysis and Testing
  • Restraint Systems Analysis & Testing
  • ASE Certified Master Mechanic
  • Metallurgical Analysis
  • Vehicle Dynamics Testing
  • Airbag Deployment Analysis
  • Vehicles and Pedestrian Accidents

Automotive Forensics

  • Automotive Mechanical Failure Investigations
  • Automotive Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • Automotive Theft and Fraud Investigations
  • Automotive Forensics Expert Witness

Building Science Investigations

  • Design deficiencies:
  • Construction/Installation Deficiencies
  • Product Liability
  • Resultant Failures

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

  • Material failure analysis
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Radiographic Analysis
  • Fracture & weld failures
  • Materials selection & usage
  • Pipe failures
  • Chemical Processes
  • Failed fasteners
  • Pressure vessels
  • Welding & joining processes

Mechanical Engineering

  • Industrial machinery
  • Vehicle Components
  • Consumer Products
  • Highway vehicles/ Heavy equipment
  • Guarding and Operational Issues

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

  • Communication systems and equipment
  • Consumer electronics and appliances
  • Electrical accident reconstruction
  • Electronic systems and components
  • Failure analysis
  • Fire cause and origin investigations
  • Patent and warranty disputes
  • Power generation, transmission, distribution and apparatus
  • Safety assessment
  • System and product testing and evaluation
  • Vehicular, marine and aircraft electrical systems

Civil and Structural Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Roof Analysis
  • Foundations
  • Bridge Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Slip and Fall Analysis
  • Building Envelope Investigations
  • Post-Damage Structural Analysis
  • Construction Analysis
  • Building Materials Testing

Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consultation

Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consultation

  • Indoor Air Quality Evaluations
  • Odor Investigations
  • Microbial Investigations
  • Remediation Support
  • Field Investigations
  • Residential and Building Envelope Failures
  • On Site Sample Collection
  • Mold, Dust, Soot and Stain Inspection and Evaluation
  • Expert Witness Services

Forensic Laboratories

Forensic Laboratories

  • ASTM Methods
  • Drug Analysis
  • Clandestine Drug Lab Remediation
  • Chemical Spill Remediation
  • Chemical Failure Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy/Dispersive X-Ray
  • Spectrometry
  • Micro/Infrared Spectrometry
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
  • Micro-Hardness mounting/testing
  • Microscopy
  • General Analytical

Microbially Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Testing & Analysis

  • MIC Testing and Analysis
  • Metallurgical Evaluations of Pipes
  • Comprehensive Metallurgical Laboratory Analysis
  • Consultation Project Management and Mitigation Support
  • Basic Information on MIC Testing of Fire Sprinkler Water
  • Types of Bacteria Analyzed for MIC

Legal Graphics and Litigation Support

  • Photographic and Video Documentation
  • 3D Computer Simulation
  • CAD – computer aided drafting
  • Video Simulations
  • Scaled Diagrams and Demonstration Models
  • Fire Modeling and Testing

Data Analysis & Presentation

  • Legal Graphics and Litigation SupportMathematical Modeling and Analysis
  • System Reliability and Failure Probability
  • Survey Design and Analysis
  • Total Station Mapping
  • Statistical Research and Analysis
  • Laboratory Testing and Analysis
  • Field Testing and Analysis