Forensic Building Investigations


When buildings and large structures show signs of water infiltration, cracking or deterioration due to aging or man-made or natural disasters, AET's Building Technology Group is a leading provider of forensic building investigations, engineering, and preservation and repair design services.

We use forensic building investigations to diagnose a variety of building problems. This includes condition assessments, documentation of building and structural systems and specialized field and laboratory testing. Offering high-quality reports and solutions, our goal is to help you maintain buildings and structures that are safe and durable.

Our professional engineers have acted as expert witnesses for litigation support, working with attorneys and insurance companies on disputes and claims. For example, we assess design and as-built documents and test materials in-house to determine whether the claim stems from a design, material or construction defect. This knowledge is cross-referenced when we consult on design and materials issues and perform observations during and after construction projects — helping our clients avoid problems before they start.

Serving architects, engineers, general contractors, project managers, developers, owner's agents, attorneys and insurance companies, AET understands the need for discovering the root of the problem and providing options to resolve the issue in a timely and cost-effective way.

Include our team on plan and specification review or if you encounter a building issue that needs urgent resolution.

When you work with AET's Building Forensics Group, you also have access to the following services and engineering experts:

Asphalt Lab
Cement/Concrete Lab
Compliance & Permits
Construction Materials Evaluation
Construction Services
Nondestructive Testing
Subsurface Investigation & Cleanup