Forensic Investigation

Pacific Pros’ professional engineers combine professional training with construction consultation experience to evaluate a broad range of failures, and damage and injury claims.  Pacific Pros provides field investigations, testing laboratory interpretation, professional reports, deposition statements and/or deposition consultation and expert testimony. Pacific Pros’ forensic investigation clients include:

  • Public Agencies
  • Design Builders
  • Insurance and Financial Agencies
  • Developers
  • Attorneys
  • School Districts
  • Contractors
  • Private Property Owners

Pacific Pros provides services in structural and material forensic analysis.  Our expertise is related to issues such as structural design, structural materials, non-destructive examination (NDE), and nonstructural materials such as paint, sealants, and concrete curing compounds.  Our scope of work typically involves review of as-built plans and specifications, unpublished and published literature review, analysis of the structure, perform site evaluations, perform computer aided analyses as needed, and reporting.  Pacific Pros professionals consult with the client throughout the forensic investigation to support their decision making process.  As necessary, Pacific Pros can provide expert testimony in legal cases. The experience of Pacific Pros leadership as experts can prevent losses to Pacific Pros clients.  These loss prevention practices are incorporated in all of Pacific Pros design work and construction activities.

Pacific Pros can examine the soundness of an existing building’s structural components for rehabilitation, renovation or redevelopment.  Pacific Pros is also called upon to investigate situations where site inspections were not performed per requirements during construction or where a component of the site construction has failed or where repair is required.  Pacific Pros engineers inspect the area, diagnose any problems, and assist in developing solutions for reuse, or corrective and preventative measures for repair.

Forensic/Failure Investigation Services:

  • Concrete Coring Investigations
  • Concrete Radar Investigations
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Chloride Content
  • Rebar Locations
  • Load Testing
  • Floor Flatness (F-numbers)
  • Corrosion Investigations
  • Building Settlement Problems
  • Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)

Pacific has provided forensic engineering and structural assessment services for various agencies including Caltrans District 7, LA Metro, City of Carpinteria and several private property owners.