Fire & Explosion Investigation

Scene documentation and origin and cause investigation. CFEI, engineers and investigators, CVFI and CFII.

  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigators
  • Origin and Cause with Full Testing Capabilities.
  • Extensive Experience with Electric and Gas Utility Companies
  • Shipboard Fire Experts, both Military and Commercial
  • Historical Code Review Expertise
  • Registered Professional Engineers on Staff to Assist O&C Experts

Gas & Water Pipeline Distribution System

  • Extensive Knowledge of Utility Company Procedures and Standards
  • Leak Testing and Equipment Testing Capabilities
  • Gas Migration Evaluation
  • Gas Collection and Evaluation Capabilities
  • Meter and Regulator Inspection

Water Intrusion & Mold Inspection

Origin and cause of the water intrusion and mold growth analysis.

  • Foundation Inspection
  • Water Divergence System Inspection
  • Moisture Measurement and Testing
  • Humidity and HVAC Inspection
  • Weather and Temperature Related Pipe Failure
  • Mold Growth and Damage Inspection

Roof & Chimney Damage & Failure Inspection

Roof damage evaluation caused by weather related events, age, fraud claims, etc.

  • Wind, Lightening, and Hail Damage Inspection
  • Simulated Damage and Fraud Inspection
  • Material and Manufacturing Defect Analysis
  • Construction and Design Analysis
  • Chimney Structure/Component Failure Investigations
  • Code and Standard Evaluation

Machinery & Mechanical Accidents & Failures

Examination of failed machinery, gas and fluid distribution systems, utility equipment and other mechanical systems.

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Failures
  • Industrial Machinery Accidents including Personal Injury and Loss of Life Inspection
  • OSHA and Other Code and Standards Evaluation
  • Manufacturing Facility Failures
  • Automotive Failures including Recall Investigation
  • Maritime System Failures

Structural & Construction Accidents & Failures

  • Weather Related Damage Inspection
  • Structural Collapse Investigation
  • Construction Defects and Design Error Inspection
  • Foundation Failures

Electrical Failures

  • Electrical Fire Causation
  • Circuit Board and Other Electronics Failure
  • Residential and Commercial Electrical Systems Failure
  • Electrocutions and Personal Injury
  • Code and Standards Evaluation

Personal Injury Claims

Documentation and examination of slip and fall claims, safety and OSHA regulations, and fraudulent claims.

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Industrial Accidents and OSHA Violation Cases
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Code and Standards Inspection of Walkways and Entrances
  • Lighting Survey
  • Personal Protection Equipment Failure Investigation
  • Construction and Other Occupational Injury Investigation

Sprinkler System Inspections

Evaluation of sprinkler system failures and determination of proper installment.

  • Insulation and Temperature Related Failure
  • Sprinkler Head and Equipment Inspection
  • Water Damage Inspection
  • Proper Installation Evaluation
  • Code and Standards Evaluation
  • Corrosion Inspection

Computational Analysis & 3D CAD Modeling

Computational fluid analysis. Finite element analysis. Fire and explosion simulation. 3D CAD modeling.

  • 3D CAD Modeling and Rendering
  • 3D Simulation and Testing
  • Stress and Strain Evaluation
  • Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer Modeling, Simulation, and Evaluation
  • Fire and Smoke Modeling and Evaluation
  • Force and Pressure Modeling and Computation
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Accident Reconstruction

Documentation, evaluation, and investigation of incidents that involve automotive, locomotive, and maritime vehicles.

  • Speed and Impact Calculations
  • 3D Scene Reconstruction
  • Vehicle Recall, Defect, Abuse, and Other Failure Research and Evaluation
  • Commercial Fleet Accidents and Failures including Large Trucks and Equipment
  • Construction and Heavy Duty Equipment Failures

Black Box Recovery

Data recovery , evaluation, and accident reconstruction for most makes and models.

  • Compatible with Most Automotive Manufacturers
  • Accident Reconstruction and Data Evaluation

Original Equipment Manufacturer Product Analysis

Product evaluation, testing, and analysis. OEM, design critique, code/standard validation.

  • Product Evaluation
  • Assembly Failure Analysis and Design Critique

Advanced Imagery Capabilities

360 degree imaging and microscopic imaging and evaluation.

  • High Definition Photography
  • 360 Degree Imaging
  • Microscopic Imaging and Evaluation
  • SEM Evaluation
  • Aerial Photography and Video Capture
  • Active Motion Capture
  • Boroscopic Imaging
  • Thermo-Imaging

Metallurgical & Material Sciences

Examination of material fatigue, fractures, corrosion, stresses and strains, alloy/material identification, and many other material evaluations.

  • Alloy/Material Identification
  • Plastic and Composite Analysis
  • Wood & Lumber Material Analysis
  • SEM and Microscopic Evaluation
  • Stresses & Strains, Strengths, and Fatigue Analysis
  • Corrosion, Thermal, and Fatigue Failure Analysis
  • In-House Laboratory Testing

Litigation Support

REC has a team of professionals that can provide litigation and mediation support with experience in the courtroom, evidence, and depositions.

  • Courtroom Experienced Experts
  • Subrogation Experience
  • Testimony Experience
  • Deposition Experience
  • Proper Chain of Custody Procedures

Standards & Codes Validation

REC acknowledges the importance of understanding the proper codes and standards and takes it into account with every case.

  • National Fire Protection Association
  • National Electric Code
  • International Codes
  • International Code Council
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Evidence Collection & Preservation

  • Evidence Collection and Secured Storage