Global Forensic Engineering & Consulting Services
Envista is a global leader in forensic engineering and recovery solutions, providing failure analysis, fire and explosion investigations, digital forensics, accident reconstruction, building consulting, geotechnical engineering, damage evaluations and equipment restoration services following disasters of all kinds. This brochure provides a brief overview of Envista and a short list of the forensic engineering and consulting services that we offer.
Mudslides and Debris Flows Associated with Wildfires
Every year, wildfires burn millions of acres of land across North America. With the severity, occurrence and cost of wildfires increasing every year, the aftermath of these catastrophes — which can include devastating impacts to soils and vegetation — is resulting in an evolving environmental disaster. In this paper, we will discuss mudslides and debris flows caused by wildfires, impacts of mudslides and debris flows on structures, and outline what can be done to control and mitigate soil erosion and other environmental issues after wildfires.
Digital Forensics for Claims and Litigation Professionals
Navigating the complexities related to digital or technology-related claims can be challenging, but can also be an incredible source of evidence. We provide computer forensics, cyber incidents and data breaches, GPS or cell phone tracking and forensics, infotainment analysis and more.
Why do Daubert and Frye Standards Matter to Expert Witnesses?
Understanding the “ins and outs” of Daubert and Frye is second nature for attorneys, but for an expert or claims professional, fully understanding these standards can be a different story. And, lack of familiarity with these standards can be problematic for experts and clients alike.
Global Marine Claims
With increasing engineering and complexity of marine claims across the globe, our inland marine and offshore marine experts are available to provide origin and cause investigation, help you understand the extent of damage, and the critical steps needed to minimize the loss.
Construction Claims & Dispute Resolutions
Construction claims or disputes occur when one party believes it is damaged by another party and demands its contractual rights by seeking entitlement to an extension of contract time or compensation.
Course of Construction / Builder’s Risk Losses
Unforeseen accidents and events do happen on construction projects. Insurable loss events can affect and change how construction will proceed and progress. Whether it be a lightning strike to an electrical infrastructure or high winds causing damage to a high-rise, these and other insurable events can majorly impact a project. The costs associated with schedule delay and productivity loss can be equally as significant as the direct costs to remediate or repair the damage of the loss event.
Services & Capabilities
Envista's team is comprised of hundreds of experts and engineers from all backgrounds and various specialties to meet our clients’ needs, from the most common requests such as fire investigation, structural failure analysis or building consulting, mechanical or electrical system analysis, product liability or digital forensics, to the rarer and more unusual cases that require a specialized expert. This brochure provides detail on each of our disciples and various capabilities that comprise Envista's multidisciplinary team.
Subrogation and Recovery
Fires, explosions, mechanical and electrical breakdowns, marine cargo, construction defect incidents, and even cyber breaches can all lead to insurance claims, many of which are caused by third parties. Insurers will typically indemnify these claims to restore the policyholder to pre-loss condition. In order to ensure a successful recovery, it is critical that Subrogation potential be identified as soon as possible, as this may impact the way in which the claim is handled.
With one of the largest fleets in the industry and FAA-licensed pilots located across North America, Envista’ s drone investigation team complements our multi-disciplinary forensic consulting services following widespread, dangerous, complex and catastrophic property claims.
Who is Envista Forensics?
Envista Forensics satisfies the growing demand by insurance claims and legal professionals for a global, multi-disciplinary and highly-skilled forensic engineering partner.
Common Questions Asked in Cell Phone Forensics Trucking Accident Cases
Trucking accidents can be catastrophic, and gathering and interpreting cell phone evidence could be critical to a case. The data may help prove what really happened and who was or was not at fault. Misinterpretation of that data can win or lose cases. Our experts have answered a number of questions posed during trucking claims and litigation.
The Future is Here - Driverless Cars
Learn about the technology in driverless cars and the reasons why the industry is moving towards driverless cars.
The Future of Autonomous Vehicles: Risk with Privacy and Tracking
Our latest white paper speaks to the risk of data security in a world where even our vehicles are constantly connected. This new technology has shifted privacy for the average person and created an entirely new area of forensic and litigation expertise, especially when it comes to vehicle accidents. Who is at fault? The manufacturer? The seller? The driver? The employer?
Whether fossil-fuelled, hydro or nuclear, the production of energy is a highly complex, technical matter on which millions of individuals and businesses rely. Envista Forensics energy experts have a depth of knowledge and experience responding to failures involving control systems, boilers and pressure vessels, turbines, generators, transformers, switchgear and many other components involved in the production and transmission of energy as well as the actual construction of different plants and facilities.
Digital Forensics Solutions for Criminal Law Professionals
We live in a digital world, where data is stored and accessed on a constantly increasing number of devices. Whether it be cell phones, wearable devices and GPS systems, or laptop computers, social media or cloud computing systems, the amount of digital evidence available during litigation is staggering. Because of the prevalence of sophisticated electronic devices across the U.S. population, criminal law professionals must be aware of risks, limitations and benefits of utilizing digital evidence in the most significant cases.
Concrete Structure Failure Investigation
Envista Forensics’ concrete specialists use the most current technology and methods to determine the root cause of a failure or mal-performance. Our experienced team of structural engineers have consulted on projects around the globe. Their extensive knowledge spans all types of structures, from commercial to residential, industrial, institutional, and municipal, and includes repair design and construction drawings. Concrete failures take on many forms.
Product Liability Investigations
Product liability investigations are complex and diverse: just like the products being investigated. And who better to investigate these unique matters than someone who has designed similar products, systems or equipment.
Construction Defect Claims
Construction projects, regardless of whether they are large or small, are extremely complex and rely on numerous parties such as architects, contractors and engineers.
Investigating Cyber-Related Claims
Cyber claims can be complicated and confusing, but knowing what questions you need to ask in order to streamline the process (and gather the right information) is essential to a successful claim investigation. Get our step-by-step guide!
Equipment Restoration: Fact or Fiction?
Do all manufacturers condemn equipment if contaminated by water or smoke? Do Electronic circuit boards become damaged if contaminated by water? If electronics are not directly hit by water, will they dry as the structure is drying? Find out the answers to these questions and more!
How to be Safe Online
This infographic provides basic information on how to be safe online.
The History of Hacking
This infographic provides a brief overview of major hacking incidents beginning in 1960.
The Past and Future of Drones in the U.S
This infographic provides a brief description of past moments that have led up to the development of what we know as a drone today.
New Technologies in Building Materials
This infographic defines 5 new technologies in building materials.
Equipment Loss Consulting Brochure
The Equipment Loss Engineers and Consultants at Envista Forensics are industry leaders with over thirty years of experience providing comprehensive post‑loss assessments that enable claim expenses to be reduced and business interruption to be minimized.
Top 10 Largest Mines in the World
This infographic shows the location and types of resources mined from the top 10 largest mines in the world.
Geotechnical Engineering Services
Learn about our Envista's team of professionals who can help you provide a cost effective approach to determine cause of various types of geological incidents.
Building Consulting Services
Our building consulting services can provide a wide range of services, from traditional cost estimating and scheduling, to clerk-of-the-works and total program management.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Brochure
Learn about the types of Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Services we offer.
Expert Alliance Brochure
In addition to our full time staff located in more than 30 offices worldwide, the Envista Forensics Expert Alliance provides clients with a complete global forensic engineering solution.
Fire and Explosion Investigation Brochure
Lean about Envista Forensics Fire Investigation Services.
Hardware Software Failure Analysis Brochure
Learn about Envista Forensics expertise performing failure analysis on IT equipment.
The Ins and Outs of 3D Printing
Why 3D printing could be the way of the future.
The History of the Mobile Phone
This infographic provides a brief overview of the mobile phone from 1980 - 2015.
Forensic Consulting Services Brochure
This brochure provides a brief overview of our areas of expertise and the types of investigation services we provide.
Most Catastrophic Oil Spills in Modern History
This infographic displays location, date and amount of oil spilled for the top five most catastrophic oil spills in modern history.
Top Shipping Routes Vulnerable to Maritime Piracy
This infographic showcases shipping routes around the world that are vulnerable to maritime piracy.
8 Emerging Trends in Construction
This infographic describes 8 new emerging trends and how they can benefit the construction industry.
Historical Energy Consumption in the United States
Learn about how much energy the United States has consumed from 1776 - 2015 as well as predictions for the future.
Putting Data Size into Perspective
This infographic puts data sizes into perspective.
10 Questions to Ask When Analyzing 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. But what caused the wildland fire? Know what to look for, and what questions to ask to help determine the cause and get answers fast.
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 distributor 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.
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.
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.
Coal Silo Explosion - South Korea
Envista Forensics engineers were hired to determine if the collapse of a coal silo was the result of an explosion or other factors.
Plug and abandonment of oil well results in leaking gas - South Texas, USA
Envista petrochemical engineers were hired to determine the cause of a gas leak an an oil field.
Wind turbine tower failure - Orkney Islands, UK
Envista mechanical and electrical engineers were retained to determine the root cause of several monopole wind farm tower failures
Fire/Smoke Damage to equipment at High School
A fire occurred in the high school contaminating the IT, cafeteria, and heating equipment within the building with smoke and soot.