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Residential Renovation: Design & Construction Defects

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Jeffrey W. Pitzer, P.E.

Residential Renovation: Design & Construction Defects “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result" - Thomas A. Edison EDT was assigned to determine the cause of damages to a single-story residence. The residence, constructed in the 1950’s, was renovated in 2015. The work...

Gas Turbines - A Brief History Lesson

What is a gas turbine? Let's first look at an engine that most of us know well; the gas engine in your car. In a gasoline reciprocating engine, the piston compresses the air fuel mixture, the mixture is ignited and the expanding gases push the piston inside the cylinder, the exhaust is purged from...

Roof Collapse

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Charles E. Whitley, P.E.

In a perfect world of consulting engineering, every investigation would result in a single, concise cause of damage to the product, structure, or system under investigation. In the real world, this rarely happens.

Barge Foundering

Most of the time, damages to marine vessels and structures are straight forward: there’s a collision, allision, or sinking due to mechanical failure, procedural failure, negligence, or an unfortunate concurrence of events. The involved vessels/structures are damaged, the damages are tallied up, and...