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 …

Customer Portal: Security Update on March 1, 2017

Donan is committed to ensuring our technology platforms offer the highest levels of security for our clients and for our firm. In keeping with this commitment, Donan’s Customer Portal will undergo a security update on March 1, 2017, that will provide the highest and most secure level of protection to users. Though we expect most of our clients should see …

5 Things to Know: Donan’s Response in Gatlinburg

Wildfires have devastated the south this fall, and when these blazes encroach upon developed areas, they can be some of the costliest of all fire losses. In fact, in 2015, three of the top 10 costliest large-loss fires were due to wildfires. Donan’s certified fire investigators are among the first on the ground in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Here’s what you need to …

Access Donan’s Extensive & Diverse Network of Experts

Donan is proud to provide an extensive, nationwide network of experts ready to serve our clients across the country – from standard investigations, to complex commercial losses and CAT events. We know that servicing such a vast footprint means we must provide our clients with experts who possess a wide range of knowledge, across diverse disciplines. Donan rises to that challenge. …

DONAN Launches CAT Protocol – Updated

Important CAT Protocol News from Donan  Update 1/25/17: CAT protocol for all offices listed below ends January 31, 2017.    Following the severe weather and property damage caused by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, Donan is activating its engineering CAT protocol for the following six offices: Florida: Jacksonville and Orlando North Carolina: Charlotte and Raleigh South Carolina: Charleston Virginia: Richmond The …

FAA Authorizes DONAN for Nighttime Drone Operations

Under the new FAA regulations that went into effect August 29th, commercial drone flights are prohibited outside of daylight hours unless the operator receives special authorization from the FAA. We are proud to announce that Donan is now among the first drone operators in the country to receive the authorization for flights at night. Nighttime drone flights will require additional …