After the Bombogenesis: What To Expect

We sat down with Michael Spensieri, P.E., Donan’s Regional Engineering Manager for the northeast.  His region includes areas that were hit hard by this month’s Nor’easter.  He explains what made this storm unique and what kind of damages we can expect to see as we gear up for the next winter storm. What kind of claims/damages do you expect to …

Donan Offers Innovative In-House Materials Testing

Donan’s Component Testing Laboratory has expanded its services to now offer in-house materials testing.  With our combined expertise and innovative tools, we can reduce or eliminate the manufacturer’s ability to create uncertainty and strengthen your case without the added cost and hassle of utilizing multiple vendors. Our recent addition of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) …

New From DONAN: Drone Forensics

Louisville, KY (October 18, 2017) –  Donan – an innovative leader in forensic investigation—is launching a new service to investigate claims involving drone aircraft. Drone Forensics combines leading forensic investigation experience with extensive drone technology expertise to assist in handling claims and litigation related to drones. “We’re offering Drone Forensics in response to the growing number of accidents and losses …

*Update: CAT Protocol in Florida & Texas

*UPDATE: CAT protocol for all Texas offices has ended effective immediately. CAT protocol for all Florida offices will end 1/14/17.  Donan will return to our normal rates at these times. If you have any questions please give us a call at 800-482-5611. Following the severe weather and property damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Donan is activating its engineering CAT protocol …

Hurricane Response from DONAN & DataWing

Donan and Datawing, our UAV services partner, began proactively ramping up our response capabilities in the wake of devastating hurricane activity over the last several weeks. We are on the ground in both Texas and Florida and we’re prepared to do everything we can to turnaround drone requests as quickly as possible. Here’s what you need to know: We are …

Choosing A CAT Response Partner: What You Need To Know

The right strategic partnerships are a powerful tool for effective catastrophe preparedness. As Donan supports our clients’ response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we’re aligning our priorities with theirs: quick response, accurate answers, and compassionate service that recognizes the significance of the catastrophic event in insureds’ lives and the importance of getting claims resolved quickly. Here’s what you need to …

A Matter of Life & Death

It’s an engineer’s duty to keep you safe. By Stanton Smith, P.E. The first words in the Oklahoma licensure declaration for professional engineers are, “In order to safeguard life, health and property, and to promote the public welfare….”[1]  This comes into play often when I’m inspecting structures, but perhaps never so acutely as a recent investigation. I was assigned to …

Which Type of Report Do I Need?

By: John Miller, P.E., Forensic Engineer & Principal Consultant Forensic engineering reports come in many formats and lengths, but the general choice is between a short or long report.  While the cost of the report is an important factor in choosing the report type, this should not be the only consideration.  The complexity of the project, the potential for litigation …

DONAN Expands Fire Services to California

Louisville, KY (March 30, 2017) – Donan, one of the nation’s largest forensic investigation firms, is expanding its industry-leading fire investigation services into California.  Donan’s California offices – San Diego, Sacramento, and Los Angeles– will provide fire investigation services throughout the state beginning April 1, 2017. “As our engineering business has taken off in California over the last two years, we’ve been working …

UAV Inspections & Flight Training

With spring hailstorms and catastrophe season around the corner, Donan can assist by completing your drone inspection requests nationwide, or by helping you obtain FAA certification if you are looking to operate drones yourself. Donan and DataWing Global, our UAV services partner, have launched a five-day UAV Property Inspection Training Course specifically designed to prepare insurance professionals to utilize drones on …