FORENSIC ENGINEERING

Our nationwide Forensic Engineering services…

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HG Cornerstone works nationwide specializing in forensic engineering on property damage and casualty insurance claims, building construction defects cases, engineering and design issues, and real property matters.

We work with litigators, insurance carriers, insurance claims professionals, insureds, lenders, claims adjusters, manufacturers, commercial REITs, property management firms, commercial tenants, contractors, suppliers, designers, and others. We work with claimants and also deliver sound technical defense from liability.

Our Forensic Engineering services include:

  • COMPREHENSIVE FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
  • DOCUMENTATION OF SEQUENCE OF EVENTS LEADING TO FAILURE
  • CONSTRUCTION AS-BUILT CONDITIONS DOCUMENTATION
  • EVIDENCE DOCUMENTATION & EVALUATION
  • EVIDENCE TESTING
  • EXEMPLAR & MODEL EVALUATION & TESTING
  • DOCUMENTS REVIEW
  • CLAIMS RESEARCH & ANALYSES
  • TECHNICAL CASE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
  • EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY
  • PROPERTY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
  • DOCUMENTED DAMAGE INVENTORY
  • ENGINEERING REPORTS
  • OPINIONS & ENGINEER’S AFFIDAVITS

HG Cornerstone’s cost-effective yet powerful forensic engineering approaches and techniques deliver timely analyses, fact-based determinations of cause, and nature and extent of loss evaluations. We are adept at performing onsite field evaluations and damage assessments backed by almost three decades of hands-on construction supervision, project management and engineering design experience. Furthermore, we have access to some of the most state-of-the art evidence and materials assessment, evaluation, and testing equipment and facilities.

We link technical issues to strategy development…

At HG Cornerstone, we carefully and diligently perform our forensic engineering work with precision, methodically, and with competence. We help legal counsel to develop a comprehensive technical strategy and know exactly which questions to ask and specifically what areas merit investigation or testing. In short, we are technical problem solvers and strategists.

Your success is based upon our extensive construction experience…

Our extensive experience of almost three decades in building design, engineering, and construction, allows for the numerous types of construction issues that we can competently consult on. These typically involve building design and engineering, adherence to construction specifications, the use and application of construction products and materials, construction practices and techniques, construction means and methods, application of building codes and construction standards, and cause and extent of property damage.

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  • FAILURE ANALYSES
  • BUILDING PRODUCTS DEFECTS
  • MATERIALS ISSUES
  • CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS
  • STRUCTURAL ISSUES
  • FOUNDATION ISSUES
  • GEOTECHNICAL, DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENT, & GROUND MOVEMENT
  • DESIGN ISSUES
  • QUALITY CONTROL & WORKMANSHIP
  • CONFORMANCE TO DESIGN DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS, & STANDARDS
  • ADHERENCE TO MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS & INSTRUCTIONS
  • BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE
  • ADA COMPLIANCE
  • REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
  • PERMIT COMPLIANCE
  • ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
  • PLUMBING PRODUCT DEFECTS
  • WATER PIPE CORROSION
  • WATER VALVE CORROSION
  • STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF PLUMBING FITTINGS
  • DEZINCIFICATION OF PLUMBING FITTINGS
  • WATER CONTROL VALVE FAILURE
  • PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE FAILURE
  • AUTOMATIC CONTROL VALVE FAILURE
  • BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE FAILURE
  • WOOD ROT, INSECT & ANIMAL RELATED DAMAGE
  • CORROSION, CRACKING, & CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT FAILURES
  • PREMATURE FAILURE OR WEAR & TEAR
  • CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY INDUCED FAILURES
  • VIBRATION OR SEISMIC INDUCED FAILURES
  • WIND, FIRE, FLOOD INDUCED DAMAGE
  • WATER OR VAPOR INTRUSION
  • LEAKING, WATER DAMAGE, & ROOF FAILURES
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT ISSUES
  • CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS
  • CONSTRUCTION DELAYS
  • CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
  • CATASTROPHIC EVENTS
  • PROPERTY DAMAGE
  • VEHICLE HITTING BUILDING DAMAGE
  • VANDALISM
  • MAINTENANCE ISSUE
  • ODOR & INDOOR AIR QUALITY PROBLEMS

For further information or inquiries, please contact us at 617-575-2300 or email us at: info@hgcornerstone.com.

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