Forensic Engineering

Seismic Evaluations

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J.S. Held forensic architects and engineers have vast experience performing pre-event risk evaluations and retrofits, as well as post-event damage assessments.

Our experts analyze the effects of seismic events on structural elements due to ground shaking, liquefaction, slope failure, and lateral spreading.

In the aftermath of an earthquake, we are also called upon to deliver rapid response services for the public and private sectors.

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Risk Assessments & Retrofits
  • Code Compliance & Upgrade Reviews
  • Expert Witness & Litigation Support
  • Portfolio Evaluations
  • Structural Analyses - ASCE 41 Tier 1 - 3 Evaluations, ASTM Level 0 - 3 Evaluations, Structural Systems Computer Modeling
  • Structural Retrofit Design - Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Pricing, Schematic Retrofit Alternatives, Seismic Retrofit Implementation Plans
  • Third-Party Review of Design Documents
Damage Assessments
  • Emergency Structural / Life Safety Assessments
  • Expert Witness & Litigation Support
  • Failure Analysis
  • Post-Disaster Damage Assessments
  • Pre-Event Planning & Preparation
  • Repair Recommendations
  • Structural Systems Computer Modeling
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