Legal disputes regarding construction practices are often won based on the expertise, credibility and communication skills of the consulting engineers at MLAW. Based on the firm's expertise in civil, geotechnical, structural and materials engineering, MLAW has become a solid and reliable resource in construction litigation for attorneys on both sides.
Forensic engineering is a highly specialized field which requires credibility and communication skills in addition to engineering and technical expertise. MLAW brings these skills to any forensic or expert testimony project. The engineers at MLAW assimilate into the legal team and support their efforts as the situation demands.
Failure analysis and documentation of structural, architectural and foundation construction
Analysis of engineering plans
Geotechnical and materials engineering laboratory testing
Construction practices (including cost estimating, bidding and contracting procedures, plans and specification analysis)
Construction blasting, excavation safety, subsidence and subsurface conditions
Documentation of distress levels, failure mechanisms and evaluation of impact on structure life and
Evaluation of engineering investigations and reports
Determination of actual as-built job conditions
Detailed reports of all findings.
Preliminary estimates of investigation costs
Approximate range of remediation and other damage costs
Estimate of future and recurring costs to the project related to levels of actual remediation
Estimate of impact on future value
Record and document searches
Presentation of evidence
Videos, slide shows, static displays, modeling
Consultation with appraisers
When called upon to provide expert testimony in deposition or in trial, MLAW engineers are credible and reliable witnesses. Frequent referrals from our attorney clients provides strong testimony to our credentials and communication skills.