EMA has Structural engineers & Forensic engineers in Orlando, Tampa & Jacksonville to provide the highest quality of forensic engineering , and investigation for cause and origin, failure and collapse reasons, construction defects and deficiencies, structural design short comings and expert witness services available. Our services includes forensic damage inspections, structural damage assessment, roof damage inspections, fire damage inspections, building structural assessments, structural foundation collapse and assessment.
Forensic engineering is the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property. The consequences of failure are dealt with by the law of product liability.
Our forensic engineers provide cause and origin, forensic buildings defects, construction defects, forensic investigations,site investigation, testing, technical research, and analysis of the information to provide our clients with an independent opinion on the cause of failure.
Our team of experienced professionals offer the following areas of expertise:
– Forensic Building Defects investigation.
– Forensic Collapse & Insurance Claims and Reports
– Structural Condition Assessments
– Discovery Assistance
– Second Opinion Structural & Forensic Inspections for Dispute Resolution
– Expert Witness & Testimonial by Forensic Engineers
We provide structural & forensic damage assessment reports to insurance, as well as adjuster clients for building failures, natural disasters and failures due to design or construction deficiencies. We also provide estimates for repairs based on original values and ASV. Whether the collapse is due to a design fault, natural disasters, deficient structural deign or over-stressing. we can provide you good enough reports that can tell u the real problem.
Structural integrity and failure is an aspect of engineering which deals with the ability of a structure to support a designed load (weight, force, etc…) without breaking, and includes the study of past structural failures in order to prevent failures in future designs.
Structural integrity is the ability of an item—either a structural component or a structure consisting of many components—to hold together under a load, including its own weight, without breaking or deforming excessively. It assures that the construction will perform its designed function during reasonable use, for as long as its intended life span. Items are constructed with structural integrity to prevent catastrophic failure, which can result in injuries, severe damage, death, and/or monetary losses.
Structural failure refers to the loss of structural integrity, or the loss of load -carrying capacity in either a structural component, or the structure itself. Structural failure is initiated when a material is stressed beyond its strength limit, causing fracture or excessive deformations; one limit state that must be accounted for in structural design is ultimate failure strength. In a well- designed system, a localized failure should not cause immediate or even progressive collapse of the entire structure.