Tirey & Associates, P.C.

Consulting Structural Engineers


When a structure fails, the question is inevitably asked, why? A forensic investigation and evaluation is the means to understand the cause of a failure so that potential responsibilities and liabilities can be assigned to the appropriate parties. We provide engineering services to evaluate the structure as constructed, find the point of failure initiation and back that up with the numerical analysis that defines the weak point in the structure.

Important in the conduct of a forensic investigation is the preservation of the damaged structure in its failure state, gathering of all documents associated with the original design and construction of the failed structure, conducting appropriate testing when necessary, performing thorough and accurate engineering calculations and documenting the findings so that all involved can easily understand the cause of the failure.