The first few days after a catastrophic weather event are critical and time is of the essence.
When roof damage is suspected it is important to find a consultant who can discern between the numerous possible contributing causes.
The assessment of cause and origin of structural failures can be a very arduous process.
Determination of the cause of water damage is commonly subtle and challenging.
When tile floors "tent" or "pop" upward you need a forensic engineering consultant that can quickly discern between structural and installation issues.
When fire strikes a structure it can be difficult to determine what portions of the structure need remediation and which portions don't.
When ground and foundation issues strike a structure you need experienced forensic geotechnical engineers to evaluate your situation.
Seawall failures can frequently be difficult to discern the failure mode as much of the structure is not visible so it is important to find a consultant with sufficient experience.
Determining whether a structure was properly constructed and/or designed requires not only engineering knowledge, but also knowledge of proper construction and design codes.