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Post-Fire Structural Evaluations

Matthew E. Buckner, P.E.

Post-fire structural evaluation by a forensic engineer is necessary to determine the extent of damage, whether the structural components of a building involved in a fire remain adequate to meet their original design intent, and/or to consider repair or replacement options.

What Should Be in a Forensic Engineering Expert Report?

EDT

Loss handling professionals often engage forensic engineers to assist in finding answers to technical questions. This article contains information on what you should expect to see in a Forensic Engineering Expert Report from EDT.

Can I Put an LED Bulb in a Fluorescent Light Fixture?

EDT

Many people have energy savings on their minds these days. With the advent of LED tubes as a drop-in replacement for fluorescent tubes, the return on investment for LED conversion can be very appealing; the fluorescent fixture can be reused, with only some minor rewiring. However, the differences...

Safety Tips For July 4th

During a conversation I had with an old-school adjuster, we discussed the cyclical nature of insurance claims. He stated that his experience had taught him that insurance claims spike during the holidays, particularly, the periods of Christmas and the three summer months. He noted that an increased...

Understanding Weldments

EDT

It is very easy to take weldments (welded connections) for granted. After all, how hard can it be to join two metals together, and why does it matter? If we consider just how crucial weldments are to our everyday life, we may start to give those simple connections more credit. Weldments are what...

Engineering: A Force for Good

EDT

What does it take to be a successful engineer at EDT? Successful EDT Engineers come in a variety of ages, education levels, and backgrounds. Years of experience and advanced degrees are not sufficient to succeed. It is but a small percentage of engineers who appear on paper to be qualified who in...

South Florida Forensic Engineering Office

EDT

On May 15, 2018 we launched the opening of our EDT South Florida engineering office. We're excited to expand our forensic engineering services in the South Florida region. In conjunction with our existing EDT Orlando office, our new office will also provide services offering clients efficient,...

Questions to Ask When Retaining a Forensic Engineer

EDT

Loss-handling professionals sometimes need a forensic engineer to provide answers to technical questions. Actionable information is required. Knowing what to look for in a forensic engineer is one key to a successful engagement. When in the process of engaging a forensic engineer, consider the...

Airplane Crash Analysis

In 2015, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported 1,282 civil aviation accidents in the United States, 1,210 of which belonged to General Aviation (GA). Of these 1,210 GA accidents, 238 involved a total of 406 fatalities. There are more than 220,000 general aviation aircraft in the...

Engineering Analysis of Failure: A Determination of Cause Method

EDT

The purpose of this article is to present an engineering method for the determination of cause by the identification of defects that lead to failure. While not all failures are the result of defects (and not all defects result in failures), identification of a defect may point to opportunities to...