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Forensic Engineering

  • Cause Analysis
  • Damage Assessment
  • Residential Damages
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Industrial Losses

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  • Expert Witness
  • Report Preparation
  • Courtroom Animation
  • Graphics Capabilities
  • Documentation Review

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  • Peer Design Review
  • Project Scheduling
  • Construction Assessment
  • Value and Estimation
  • Surety Consulting

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Paper Production

Even in today’s world of electronic communications and the “paperless office”, paper and paper products are a significant material in all of our lives. The value of paper products, such as bathroom tissue and paper towels was evident to anyone looking to find these products during the course of the...

Sour Grapes

Here in Northern California, we find ourselves fortunate to live in the middle of Wine Country. Within a few miles of our homes, we find ourselves among rolling hillside vineyards and a multitude of wineries and tasting rooms. This proximity has resulted in our involvement with losses in the wine...

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Chris S. Spies, P.E.

While the term generator often refers to a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy, more often than not what we refer to as generators are actually a combination of an internal combustion engine and an alternator.

Birds Did This?

Cody E. Tarbell, P.E.

Cody E. Tarbell, P.E.

Recently, EDT was asked to investigate the roof of a hotel property. Representatives of the hotel owner showed EDT the “large hail damage” they had found. However, hail damage is not what was discovered.