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Biomechanical Analysis: The line blurs between the mechanical world and the biological world when an accident results in bodily injury. Marking the connections between the two fields of engineering and medicine, Forensic Analysis & Engineering can help establish why an injury for fatality occurred when an accident involves biomechanical analysis. Our expertise in the areas of structural analysis, continuum mechanics, mechanism analysis, kinematics and dynamics help determine the cause of the injuries in relation to the accident. Engineers at FAEC are able to reconstruct the accident to gain insight into impact severity and other factors. Our cases span from automotive to commercial factories.
Biomedical - Equipment / Prosthetic Device Failures: While defective products can negatively impact personnel, production and the environment, a defective biomedical product can cause bodily injury and fatalities. Our biomedical team at Forensic Analysis & Engineering are experts at evaluating biomedical products and establishing why a failure occurred or to prevent any failures from occurring. Our professionals have the expertise of applying engineering principles to biomedical devices and have been involved in the design and development phase of numerous briomedical devices. Our unparalleled engineers and sciencetists have years of experience in performing evaluations and tests on different biomdical equipment and prosthetic devices. The design, manufacture, installation and use of the product are also analyzed to determine if the highest standards of safety were maintained.
Civil / Geotechnical Damage Assessments: Whether you need civil / geotechnical analysis before constructing a site or after a disaster has occurred, Forensic Analysis & Engineering can help. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the experts at FAEC have decades of expereince in conducting field investigations and are capable of investigating subsurface conditions and materials to establish why a disaster happened. Our experienced engineers are unrivaled in their extensive services that span from evaluating the stability of the soil to assessing any risks posed by site conditions and construction. FAEC also can provide full reports of geotechnical sampling and testing. Our lab results can help you make crucial decisions in construction designs and ensure a sound foundation.
Plumbing System Failure
Repair Cost Estimates & Recommendations
Electrical / Electronic Product & System Failures: Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s team of professional engineers and certified experts work together to provide professional, cost-effective services to the insurance, legal, and private industry sectors in matters relating to the technology of electricity. Our engineers evaluate and analyze the design and application of circuitry and equipment for machine control, communications, and power generation and distribution to determine the cause of failures. We also determine and evaluate causes to damaged electrical systems, components and appliances. A thorough investigation is critical in the event of personnel injuries or equipment damage and our team is dedicated to establishing why an electrical failure occurred and providing you with a full and comprehensive report. We are able to reconstruct the accident or evaluate the defective appliance and provide assistance in preventing future failures.
Grounding & Lightning Protection
Electrical Accident Reconstruction
Circuit Board & Relay System Failure
Appliance Defect Evaluations
Structural Defects / Construction Damage Claims: Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s highly qualified structural engineers can ensure structures and buildings are constructed properly so that employees and pedestrians remain safe. Our professional engineers will perform detailed inspections of residential, commercial or industrial buildings. We have decades of experience investigating structural failures in roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. The FAEC team of experts is capable of providing finite element analysis, stress analysis, and failure analysis. Whether it’s a major disaster, or a simple support crack, you will be provided with unbiased, comprehensive reporting and clear pictures that will enable you to settle your case quickly with the clear facts you need. If a structural failure occurs, experts can assess the damage to establish why it occurred and how such a failure can be prevented in the future.
Foundation & Materials Failures
Building Envelope Failures
Mold & Mildew Removal
Repair Cost Estimates & Recommendations
Material / Metallurgical Analysis: Forensic Analysis & Engineering has metallurgical analysts and chemists on staff to assist in cases involving material and metallurgical analysis. Our experts have proven expertise in analysis of material failure and can establish why failures occur due to metallurgical or material inadequacy. We are able to perform material impact, hardness, tensile and other comprehensive tests of various types of material and metals. FAEC is also able to determine the compliance of materials or metals to applicable standards and specifications. We have extensive experience with material / metallurgical testing methodology as well as the interpretation of the results. The testing we perform may be part of a quality assurance program, manufacturing engineering program, failure analysis or for materials research and development.
Cathodic Protection System Failures
Mechanical Analysis / Industrial Machinery Failure: Forensic Analysis & Engineering's mechanical engineers have frequently proven their qualifications to determine the cause of failure in components ranging in size, scope and complexity from power generating steam boilers to earth movers to residential HVAC systems, to LPG grills to complex industrial machinery. When these types of systems malfunction, there are often a variety of causes but Forensic Analysis & Engineering will establish why the failure occurred, in a minimum of time and expense to our client.
Auto, Truck, Motorcycle Accidents
Construction Equipment Accidents
Product Defect Analysis: Forensic Analysis & Engineering understands that it is of utmost importance that a defective product into the stream of commerce does not reach an end-user. Our professionals will establish why defects occurred in either the material, processing, handling, packing, storing or shipment by performing sequential testing and precise evaluations. FAEC experts will analyze the mechanical system or industrial machinery thoroughly in order to prevent the production of a defective product. Once we conclude our investigation, our engineers can then define the best corrective actions and will work the manufacturer, when needed, to remedy the defect.
Safety Human Factors: Despite the emphasis on safety in a lot of workplaces, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issues over 40,000 citations in a typical year. Fortunately, Forensic Analysis & Engineering can evaluate various environments to determine if there are any hazards or unsafe practices that could ultimately harm employees and work flow, such as lack of fall protection or machine guarding. In order to prevent accidents, and minimize opportunities for human errors, Forensic Analysis & Engineering's experienced safety experts will establish why the hazard or unsafe practice exists, then review what procedures need updating. As preventative measures are identified, products and systems will also be evaluated to lessen the risk of injury or loss.
Workplace Health & Safety
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