Discovering a structural failure can be alarming, but our team will be here to advise on the next steps and the most efficient way to resolve the problem.Submit a Structural Failure Request
An expert inspection will ensure that any damage is identified and corrected immediately.Submit a Storm Damage Request
Inspections for aging buildings are necessary to identify and mitigate issues before they cause life-threatening conditions.Submit a Aging Building Request
At Forum Forensics we serve people on all sides of a transaction. We understand that oftentimes the circumstances surrounding a forensic engineering investigation may be stressful and require empathy to derive a conclusive finding. We are committed to serving all parties by providing the truth and possible remedies to structural problems which have the potential to change the outcome of their future.
Our team serves claims adjusters and aggregators to ensure that claims are handled in an ethical and efficient manner. Our proprietary system ensures transparent communication, activity logs, real-time notifications, and allows live access to the status of each claim.
The Forum Forensics team is ready to solve problems for large or small buildings. Our team can help mitigate potential problems or resolve problems for the following building components:
Our team of experts have over 29 years of structural engineering experience with an accumulative total of over 110 years. Their knowledge of engineering inspections and designs make them the perfect team to serve as an expert witness.
Signs of structural failure include wall cracking, foundation cracking, bulging or sagging walls or roof system, water intrusion or moisture, crumbling block or brick, and uneven gaps in windows and door frames. When a structural failure is suspected, it is prudent to contact an expert immediately. If a structural failure remains unaddressed, it can result in a life safety issue. Discovering a structural failure can be alarming, but our team will be here to advise on the next steps and the most efficient way to resolve the problem.
Addressing the aftermath of a natural disaster can be a daunting undertaking. Sometimes the damage is apparent; however, some scenarios require further investigation into the full extent of the damage. If a structure has experienced flooding, a storm surge, a fire, a tornado, a hurricane, or other high wind events, it is recommended that a structural inspection is completed.
The need for structural inspections is growing as the median age of buildings increases in the United States. Currently, the average age of a commercial building is 53 years old, and the average age of a home is 25 years old. Inspections for aging buildings are necessary to identify and mitigate issues before they cause life-threatening conditions.
Buying real estate is one of the most stressful but rewarding decisions made in one's lifetime. Although a buyer's inspection is standard protocol, it often takes a structural expert to determine the integrity of the structure, especially for aging buildings. In addition, many insurance underwriters now require wind mitigation inspections to determine if the building has a proper tiedown and anchoring system. Our team can help with providing insight on the structural integrity of the property for peace of mind during the buying process.
Our team of experts are ready to assist you with your forensic engineering needs. Use our online request form to submit details about the project. A representative will then reach out to you to begin the process.