June 23, 2016 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

ASTM STANDARDS AND THE FORENSIC INVESTIGATION PROCESS

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, has two main technical committees focused on forensic science and forensic engineering issues.

April 18, 2016 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

Mr. Pruemer is an experienced leader and civil engineer with over 15 years of extensive design, project management, and construction experience in the fields of site development and infrastructure. He has successfully worked and permitted projects within various local, state, and federal jurisdictions including DOT, Army Corps of Engineers, and Water Management Districts.

February 23, 2016 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

There’s no exact method for determining how serious a wall crack is, but forensic structural engineers are able to analyze the crack(s) and surrounding area to determine whether the cause of the crack is likely a surface blemish or the result of a larger problem.

January 12, 2016 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

Dr. Robert Hartwig, President of the I.I.I. and an economist noted that, “winter storm claims, including those associated with freezing and ice damage, accounted for 7.1 percent of all insured catastrophe losses between 1993 and 2012, placing it third behind hurricanes and tropical storms (40 percent) and tornadoes (36 percent) as the costliest natural disasters.

January 7, 2016 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

While holiday decorating is all about adding fun, sparkle and warmth to the season, it’s important to remember that many of our favorite decorations carry the risk of fire or electrical injury if not used carefully. Findings from the Electrical Safety Foundation International consumer survey indicate that more than 86% of Americans decorate their homes as part of their winter holiday celebrations.

January 7, 2016 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

Hail is one of the most frequent causes of property damage to homes and cars, costing one major insurance carrier $2.4 billion last year alone. Hard to access, unrepaired hail damage can lead to roof leaks and interior damage. Not all roof hail damage consists of cracks or holes.

January 7, 2016 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, since 2012 the National Flood Insurance Program alone has had roughly 179,959 losses totaling around $9,901,841 in claims paid, due to flood damage. From 2005 to 2014, total flood insurance claims averaged more than $3.5 billion per year.

September 15, 2015 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

A bolt of lightning is one of nature’s most dangerous events. Lightning can travel at around 140,000 miles per hour and reach temperatures of 50,000°F ˗˗˗ hot enough to turn sand into glass. In 2014, one major insurance carrier individually paid out nearly $149 million dollars for insurance claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes.