• Forensic

Forensic Engineering

As experts in the field of geotechnical engineering and related fields, MEA provides forensic and litigation support services to clients and their attorneys. Acting as an expert, MEA staff have a vast amount of experience in forensic investigation. The staff at MEA have provided engineering consultation services in the area of failure analysis, code compliance, trial exhibit preparation, and expert witness services.

Insurance companies, government agencies, and public and private businesses and other parties have presented MEA staff with a variety of challenging and interesting projects involving complex geotechnical and geological concerns. Some examples of previous investigations can be seen in more detail in our Technical Bulletins. Having extensive experience on these types of cases, MEA has addressed a variety of geo-construction issues.

For more information on specific projects related to this topic, see the following MEA Technical Bulletins:

UPDATE #8: Geotechnical Investigation of Building Damage
UPDATE #9: Hard Excavation Dispute
UPDATE #16: Assessment of Critical Face Travel Beneath Surface Structures
UPDATE #18: Investigation and Repair of a Failed Olympic Pool

Areas of Expertise

  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Mine Subsidence Damage Investigations
  • Mine Failure Investigations
  • Sinkhole Subsidence Investigations
  • Slope Failure Investigations
  • Earth Retaining System Investigations
  • Foundation Failure Investigations
  • Damage Evaluation to Structures From Ground Movement
  • Pavement Failure Evaluation
  • Earthquake and Ground Vibration Damage Evaluation
  • Pile Installation Difficulties
  • Earthmoving or Excavation Difficulties

Service Detail

  • Expert Witness Testimony

  • Mine Subsidence Investigation

  • Mine Failure Investigation

  • Sinkhole Subsidence Investigation

  • Earth Movement

  • Damage Investigation




Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Mine & Karst Subsidence
Mine & Karst Subsidence
Forensic Engineering
Forensic Engineering
Mine & Quarry
Mine & Quarry
Field Services & Monitoring
Field Services & Monitoring
Pavement Testing
Pavement Testing
Testing Services
Testing Services
Research & Technical Training
Research & Technical Training
Earthquake Damage Inspection
Earthquake Damage Inspection
Pipeline Services
Pipeline Services