Moisture Analysis in Storm-Damaged Florida Condominium

Two multi-story oceanfront condominium buildings that were under construction in southeast Florida were damaged by winds and heavy rains during a tropical storm.  At the time of the storm lower floors of the building had been enclosed, and drywall installation … Read More

Fire in Asbestos Abatement Project in High-Rise Office Building

Asbestos-containing fireproofing was being removed from a 20 story office building in a major West coast city.  One night, fire broke out in the asbestos removal project on the 10th floor of the building.  The fire consumed the decontamination unit … Read More

Investigation of Historical Materials and Equipment at Old Power Station

Depending upon the age of its construction, a power plant can have numerous systems that are insulated with asbestos-containing products.  We were retained to investigate and document the history of plant construction and subsequent equipment installation projects at an old power station … Read More

Historical Research on Materials and Equipment Suppliers at Steel Plant

We were asked by a manufacturer, who during one period of time had produced an asbestos-containing high temperature insulation material, to conduct research and forensic investigations regarding the historical use of materials and equipment at particular steel plant locations throughout the U.S.  Of … Read More

Hurricane and Flood Damages to New Orleans High-Rise Building

A high-rise office building/hotel complex in the New Orleans area was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina’s wind-driven rains which penetrated through the building’s curtain wall, as well as by hurricane-related flooding, which resulted in damage throughout the lower floor of … Read More

Historical Research on Steel Plants

We were asked by the manufacturer of high temperature insulation materials to determine where its products would have been used in several steel plants during the 1940s and 1950s.  This required that the equipment and processes in the plants at that time be … Read More

Environmental Evaluation of Historic Buildings

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida received a donation that included three historic buildings adjacent to the museum. These buildings had suffered structural damage from recent hurricanes and were in generally poor repair. Due to the … Read More

Odor Investigation

We were commissioned by a large residential home builder in South Florida to identify the source of an intermittent odor occurring in a large residential home. During an odor event, we collected samples of the air inside the home using a … Read More