Meet Envista Forensics
This video provides a brief overview of what we do, why we do it, and who we work with.
Things to consider when looking at fire losses due to large and complex Wildland Fires
Wildland fires, no matter what state or area you cover are all driven by the same factors - fuel, weather and topography. The type of fuel (grass, brush, trees, etc.), wind direction/speed, humidity and slope of the land will give insight into why the wildland fire is burning in a certain direction. If a strong wind is blowing out of the SW then the wildland fire is going to primarily head towards the NE. Wildland fires burn faster going uphill and slower downhill or against the wind. But what caused the wildland fire? Research shows over the past 14 years, on average there are just over 62,000 human caused wildland fires and around 10,000 lightning caused wildland fires every year in the United States.
The Most Hackable Cars on the Road
Modern automobiles are becoming more reliant on technology for infotainment, operational, security, and safety features that make up the core functionality of the vehicle. These advances use much of the same technology that is used for our personal wireless devices, computers, software applications, and more. Today’s modern automobile uses between 20 and 70 computers, each with its own specialized use, that make up the overall functionality of the vehicle.
Commercial shopping center fire, Ixtapaluca, Mexico
A fire at a commercial shopping center resulted in over $100 million dollars in direct fire damage and business interruption claims from over 60 merchants.The Envista Forensics Fire Investigation division dispatched a team of seasoned fire investigators, an electrical engineer and a forensic technician.
Fire at global telecommunications R&D facility damages high-end IT equipment, Dallas, TX
A fire in the 40,000 sq. ft. server room of a leading telecommunications company’s R&D facility resulted in $100 million dollars in claimed damage. Envista's electrical/mechanical engineering team was deployed to assess damage to equipment and provide recovery options.
Natural gas power plant explosion, Connecticut
Following an explosion and fire at a power plant under construction, the Envista Forensics Fire Investigation division dispatched a team of seasoned fire investigators to the loss which was estimated at over $300 million dollars in direct fire damage and business interruption.
Wind Turbine Failure, Ohio
Envista Forensics was assigned to investigate the nature, extent and cause of damage to a wind
turbine that disconnected from the tower it was mounted to and fell to the ground.
Corporate server failure/commercial crime investigation- USA
Envista Forensics was hired by a large international insurance carrier to investigate a corporate server failure.
The insured, a regional distributer of automobile parts and tires, had recently terminated a contract with their Information Technology (IT) vendor. Soon after this contract termination, the insured’s system became inaccessible and then finally inoperable. At the time of loss, it was believed that damage sustained to the insured’s computer network was caused by a virus or malicious activity. No one could provide factual evidence to support the beliefs.
Envista Fire Investigation- Live Burn- Atlanta, GA
Envista Forensics, formerly PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting teamed up, with the Forsyth County (GA) fire department on December 9, 2014 to host a live burn for insurance claims professionals. Our team of licensed and highly experienced fire investigators provided hands-on origin and cause training illustrating best practices for managing structural and vehicle fires.
Unauthorized bank ATM withdrawals- London/Panama
Envista Forensics was hired by a leading international lossadjusting firm representing a credit card processing facility to investigate the cause of $1.2M in unauthorized international ATM withdrawals. The withdrawals, which occurred in London, England, were not authorized by the bank holding the account and occurred over the course of a weekend at multiple ATM locations throughout the world.