Your Experienced Forensic Experts

    Forensic Engineering, Consulting, and Litigation Experts in Maryland.

    Our experts are ready to tackle your complex project

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    • PE
    • CFEI
    • CFII
    • MEEE
    • PhD
    • ACTAR
    • Drone
    • CCE
    • LS
    • CPA
    • CIH
    • CSP

    Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical, Safety, Building Codes & Structures, Piping Systems, Gas Delivery Systems, Marine/Naval, OSHA, T&D Expert

    Walter K. Rothfuss

    PE, CFEI, CFII
    President, Forensic Engineer

    Materials, Metallurgical & Fracture Consultation, Analysis, Testing, Forensic Expert

    Marjorie Erickson

    PhD
    Metallurgical and Materials Scientist

    NEC, UL, CSA, ATEX, Electrical Software/Hardware Systems, Electrical Distribution Systems, Forensics Expert

    Timothy Geis

    PE, MEEE
    Electrical Engineer

    Forensic Engineering and Land Surveying, Boundary Disputes, Forensic Evaluations of Residential, Commercial, Bridge, Building, Roadway and Airfield Design and Construction, Collapses, Code Interpretations, Roof Inspections

    Steve Broyles

    PE, LS
    Civil/Structural Engineer and Land Surveyor

    Forensic Mechanical Engineering, MEP, Project Management, Energy Modeling, HVAC Commissioning

    M. Sam Sheehan

    PE
    Mechanical Engineer

    Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Accident Investigation, FAA Drone Pilot, Aerial Imaging Expert

    Gregory Russell

    ACTAR, Drone
    Accident Reconstructionist

    Structural, Forensic, Construction Engineering, Cost & Scheduling Services, Site Design Services, Structural Damage Evaluation Expert

    Anthony V. Colicchio Jr.

    PE, CCE
    Civil/Structural Engineer

    Real estate, Construction, Professional Service and Food Service Industries, Tax Accounting, Audits, Reasonable Cost Analysis, Financial Reporting Misconduct

    Kristina Malloy

    CPA
    Forensic Accounting

    Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consulting, Exposure Assessments, Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing, Ergonomics, Regulatory Expert, Occupational Injury Investigations, Asbestos-containing Materials, Heavy Metals Exposure, Environmental Mold Assessments, Indoor Air Quality Assessments

    Gary Morris

    MS, CIH, CSP
    Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Professional

    Financial Manager

    Chong Ok Lim

    Corporate Secretary/Treasurer

    Services & Capabilities

    Rothfuss Engineering Company has been providing technical services & litigation support since 1978 for private industry, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Veterans Administration, General Services Administration, insurance, public utility & legal industries.

    Fire & Explosion Investigation
    Fire & Explosion Investigation
    Scene documentation, origin & cause investigation, CFEI, engineers & investigators, CVFI & CFII
    Gas & Water Pipeline Distribution System
    Gas & Water Pipeline Distribution System
    Leak Testing, Equipment Testing, Gas Migration Evaluation, Gas Collection & Evaluation, Meter & Regulator Inspection
    Water Intrusion & Mold Inspection
    Water Intrusion & Mold Inspection
    Origin & cause of the water intrusion & mold growth analysis
    Roof & Chimney Failure Inspection
    Roof & Chimney Failure Inspection
    Roof damage evaluation caused by weather related events, age, fraud claims, etc
    Machinery & Mechanical Accidents & Failures
    Machinery & Mechanical Accidents & Failures
    Examination of failed machinery, gas & fluid distribution systems, utility equipment & other mechanical systems
    Construction & Structural Accidents & Failures
    Construction & Structural Accidents & Failures
    Weather damage, structural collapse, foundation failures, construction defects & design error inspection
    Electrical Failures
    Electrical Failures
    Residential & commercial electrical fire, circuit board & other electronics failures, personal injury, code & standards evaluation
    Sprinkler System Inspections
    Sprinkler System Inspections
    Evaluation of sprinkler system failures & determination of proper installment
    Computational Analysis & 3D CAD Modeling
    Computational Analysis & 3D CAD Modeling
    Computational fluid analysis. Finite element analysis. Fire & explosion simulation. 3D CAD modeling. Full scale reconstruction
    Accident Reconstruction
    Accident Reconstruction
    Documentation, evaluation, & investigation of incidents that involve automotive, locomotive, & maritime vehicles
    Personal Injury Claims
    Personal Injury Claims
    Documentation & examination of slip & fall claims, safety & OSHA regulations, & fraudulent claims
    Black Box Recovery
    Black Box Recovery
    Speed, Airbag, Acceleration/Brake information, and other black box data retrieval. Black box data evaluation and report along with accident reconstruction
    O.E.M. Product Analysis
    O.E.M. Product Analysis
    Short-term and Long-term cyclic testing, Overall Product evaluation and testing. Durability and Functionality Testing. Quality Control and Re-Design Consultation
    Advanced Imagery Capabilities
    Advanced Imagery Capabilities
    360 degree imaging & microscopic imaging & evaluation
    Metallurgical & Material Sciences
    Metallurgical & Material Sciences
    Examination of material fatigue, fractures, corrosion, stresses & strains, material identification, & many other material evaluations
    Codes & Standards Research
    Codes & Standards Research
    NFPA, NEC, Building Codes, Residential & Commercial Codes, OSHA, and many more.
    Litigation Support
    Litigation Support
    REC has a team of professionals that can provide litigation & mediation support with experience in the courtroom
    FES: Evidence Collection & Preservation
    FES: Evidence Collection & Preservation
    In house evidence inspection, collection, storage & preservation in a secured, temperature controlled facility.
    Design Solutions
    Design Solutions
    Design solutions including, Calculations, CAD, Simulations, Failure Analysis, and Prints

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1.
    In which areas are REC experts certified in?
    We have certifications in P.E. (Professional Engineer), CFEI (Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator), CVFI (Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator), CFII (Certified Fire Inspection Instructor), and much more.
    2.
    What are your rates?
    Many factors are considered depending on the nature and the scope of your case/project. REC provides fast and accurate quotes, free of charge. Please contact us and let us know about your case and/or project.
    3.
    Do I need to have an open case/project with REC in order to utilize REC’s evidence storage and inspection facility?
    Certainly not. Even if REC is not actively involved in your case, we are happy to provide a secure storage space for your evidence. Please contact us for rates. We can also provide a controlled inspection space and chain of custody record for your evidence as well.
    4.
    Does REC offer seminars and/or informative presentations?
    Yes. REC has spoken in law/litigation conferences, technical industry meetings and conventions, and even coordinated many private educational seminars covering wide range of topics in forensics, engineering, investigation, and others. Please feel free to contact us to inquire how REC many service your presentation needs.
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