EMA Forensic Engineers Florida provides forensic and structural engineering services throughout Florida including Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, and Cocoa Beach, to provide the highest quality of engineering and expert witness services available. Our services include forensic damage inspections, structural damage assessments, roof damage inspections, fire damage inspections, building structural assessments, structural foundation collapse, and assessment.
Our forensic engineers in Florida provide cause and origin, building defects, construction defects, damage investigations, site investigation, testing, technical research, and analysis of the information to provide our clients with an independent opinion on the cause of failure.
Our team of experienced professionals offers the following areas of expertise:
– Forensic Building Defects by Forensic Engineers.
– Collapse & Insurance Claims and Reports
– Structural Condition Assessments
– Discovery Assistance
– Second Opinion Structural & Forensic Inspections for Dispute Resolution
– Expert Witness & Testimonial
We provide structural damage assessment reports to insurance, as well as adjuster clients for building failures, natural disasters, and failures due to underdesign. We also provide estimates for repairs based on original values and ASV. Whether the collapse is due to a design fault, natural disasters, deficient structural design, or over-stressing. we can provide you with good enough reports that can tell you the real problem.
Structural building engineering includes all structural engineering related to the design of buildings. It is a branch of structural engineering closely affiliated with architecture.
Structural building engineering is primarily driven by the creative manipulation of materials and forms and the underlying mathematical and scientific ideas to achieve an end that fulfills its functional requirements and is structurally safe when subjected to all the loads it could reasonably be expected to experience. This is subtly different from architectural design, which is driven by the creative manipulation of materials and forms, mass, space, volume, texture, and light to achieve an end that is aesthetic, functional, and often artistic. (Forensic Engineers Florida)
The architect and forensic engineers are usually the lead designers of buildings, with a structural engineer employed as a sub-consultant. The degree to which each discipline leads the design depends heavily on the type of structure. Many structures are structurally simple and led by architecture, such as multi-story office buildings and housing, while other structures, such as tensile structures, shells, and gridshells are heavily dependent on their form for their strength, and the engineer may have a more significant influence on the form, and hence much of the aesthetic, than the architect.
The structural design for a building must ensure that the building can stand up safely, and not collapse thus enabling forensic engineers in Florida to find the cause of the collapse and be able to function without excessive deflections or movements which may cause fatigue of structural elements, cracking or failure of fixtures, fittings or partitions, or discomfort for occupants. It must account for movements and forces due to temperature, creep, cracking, and imposed loads. It must also ensure that the design is practically buildable within acceptable manufacturing tolerances of the materials. It must allow the architecture to work, and the building services to fit within the building and function (air conditioning, ventilation, smoke extract, electrics, lighting, etc.). The structural design of a modern building can be extremely complex and often requires a large team to complete.