Materials

Diagnostic Investigation and Evaluation of In-place Materials

When failures occur, it is common for the parties involved to disagree on the cause. Experts in their respective fields are often engaged to investigate and determine the cause of failures. Terracon diagnostic engineering consultants are often called upon to provide these services.

  • Site review and photography
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Identifying standards of care
  • Identifying applicable codes, standards, regulations, etc.
  • Researching opinions of other experts
  • Claim evaluation
  • Subsurface exploration
  • Laboratory testing
  • Data analysis and reports
  • Consultation
  • Participation in interrogatories and depositions
  • Trial testimony

Many Terracon professionals are considered experts in the following fields:

  • Geotechnical engineering, slope stability, earth dams, and foundations
  • Evaluating performance of materials including soils, concrete, masonry, and asphalt
  • Performance of materials engineering and testing
  • Foundation evaluations
  • Wind damage evaluations