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 …