Investigation of Structural Failures

Zayre Corporation Office Building, 
Framingham, MA

Investigation of collapse of structural steel framing
during construction; technical assistance to injured 
plaintiff's attorney.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 1

 

  

 

Waterville Junior High School, 
Waterville, ME 

Investigation of roof collapse and structural system; design of 
auxiliary system to increase roof capacity and design of system to 
provide lateral load resistance to the building. Technical assistance 
to the City of Waterville's attorneys in subsequent lawsuit. Expert testimony.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 4

 

 

 

Support Frame for 3 - 300 Ton Silos
Eastman Gelatine Co., Peabody, MA

Investigation of the collapse of the support frame to determine 
the cause of the collapse and the party who was responsible for 
the collapse. Technical assistance to owner's attorneys

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 22

 

  

Oak Park Housing for the Elderly, 
Lewiston, ME

Investigation of partial collapse of brick bearing wall of old 
multi-story mill building which occurred during conversion 
to housing use; consulting on shoring, bracing of the structure, 
and restoring wall to its original position.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 6

Trunk Storm Sewer, Boston, MA
Investigation of the collapse of a 66 inch diameter structural 
clay tile storm sewer during adjacent construction. Technical assistance to insurance company's attorneys.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 14

 

 

Storm Water Detention System
Triangle Realty Mall

North Attelboro, MA

Investigation of the collapse of an underground storm water 
detention system with high-density polyethylene components.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 16

 

 

Framingham Public Library Garage,
Framingham, MA

Structural investigation of failure of reinforced concrete supports for precast concrete floor deck units; design of temporary shoring system and supervision of its installation.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 2.

       

  

 

Springfield Middle School, 
Springfield, MA

Investigation of the collapse of 112 foot span deep 
longspan steel joists during erection. Technical assistance
to steel erector's attorney.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 9; also No. 10

 

Collapse of Flying Formwork, Digital Equipment
Corporation, Maynard, MA

Investigation of the collapse and determination of the cause. Technical assistance to injured parties attorneys.

See Forensic Engineering in Construction No. 8

 

Market Street Parking Garage, 
Lowell, MA

Investigation of partial collapse of reinforced concrete girders
and supporting columns; design of structural reinforcement 
of the structure

 

 

 

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Framingham, MA  01701
508-875-1360

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