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Our northwest location in Washington offers multidiscipline forensic engineering, specializing in failure analysis, accident reconstruction and investigation, fire origin and cause determination, and expert witness testimony.  Based in Seattle, this location has served clients both nationally and internationally for over 20 years.  The areas of expertise include:

  • Fire and Explosion Investigation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Building Envelope Investigations
  • Fire Suppression Analysis
  • Indoor Air Quality Investigation and Analysis
  • Mold Investigation
  • Industrial Accident Analysis and Investigation

Additionally, this location maintains a full forensics laboratory, as well as a fully equipped research and testing facility where small to full-scale reconstructions can be conducted.

The choice of the analytical approach offered is as diverse as the problems themselves.  Whether the problem calls for standard methods or original research and reverse engineering, we have the experience and skill to get to the root of the issue.  Standard methods such as ASTM or ANSI may be used in the evaluation process of evidence.  We also have a proven track record for designing and implementing custom/innovative testing methods for both on-site and remote evaluation protocols.

Our professionals can provide laboratory testing, research, and analysis to support the many areas of technical expertise offered.  We offer a multi-faceted approach to investigations, with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, all under one roof.  These fully comprehensive forensic laboratories are complimented by a large testing and research center to best serve our clients.  Our professionals are certified and licensed in all aspects of their work.

The forensic laboratories division offers analysis and customized testing and research in many areas, including:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Polymeric evaluations
  • Microanalysis
  • Metallurgical analysis and testing
  • Microbiological analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Fire testing
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • Forensic investigation
  • Consulting/case review
  • Education/training/research

The analytical capabilities of the forensic laboratory include:

  • Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (SEM/EDS)
  • Microscopy
  • Photography
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Data acquisition (temperature, weight, electrical, etc.)
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC)
  • Design and construction of custom testing methods
700 South Industrial Way Seattle, WA 98108

  • Phone: (206) 622-2007
  • Fax: (206) 622-2248

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