Forensic Engineering

Accidents happen. Systems fail. Products malfunction.

We live in an imperfect world where minor to major losses occur daily. When these unfortunate situations occur it is very important to find the cause and origin as quickly as possible so a solution can be set into motion.

GAR Engineering encompasses the expertise needed to evaluate the aftermath of these occurrences and define them in a direct, professional, timely manner. From the moment we receive the call it is our goal to get on site, provide a thorough investigation and return a report(verbal or written depending on specific client needs) as quickly as possible to keep lost time to a minimum.

Our list of related services include:

  • Construction Defects
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Origin and Cause Investigations
  • Product Failure Analysis (i.e. Heavy Equipment, Appliances, Power Tools, Toys, etc.)
  • Slip and Fall Investigations
  • Water Damage
  • Automobile Fire Investigations
  • Fire Investigations (Commercial, Industrial & Residential)
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Mechanical/Electrical Failure
  • Facility Evaluation – Risk Management/Code Compliance
  • Property Damage Investigations
  • Wind and Seismic Damage
  • Hail Damage
  • Work Environment Issues

Not only can we provide investigations in the field, we can also perform further testing through laboratory analysis if needed.

Evidence, documentation and storage is a very important aspect of investigations as it secures the facts of the event and prevents spoliation. From putting associated parties on notice to maintaining chains of custody throughout, GAR Engineering makes evidence encasement a top priority.

We provide these services with the support of a nationwide network of independent forensic engineers, a group known as I-Eng-A (Investigative Engineers Association). Rarely does an assignment land on an I-Eng-A member’s desk that a fellow member has not handled in a similar case. This allows for us to reference and seek out additional information from other trusted engineering experts when dealing with a difficult case.

To learn more about I-Eng-A and what GAR Engineering can provide in regards to investigative services, please visit our I-Eng-A website. http://www.swnc.ienga.net/