Construction Equipment Failure

Contractor equipment break-downs, fires, and equipment damages can lead to lost productivity and profits for contractors and construction owners.

When unexpected fires cause equipment damage, our certified fire investigators can provide an emergency response and be deployed to the scene to examine the cause of loss. In accordance with NFPA 921, our investigators document the site conditions, collect vital evidence, and coordinate the investigation with qualified experts and local authorities.

When deficiencies in mechanical and electrical systems occur, Rimkus assigns qualified engineers to evaluate the root cause of the problem. They can determine the extent of damages, as well as make recommendations for repair and replacement to get the equipment back up and running.

Damages to cranes and heavy equipment can also arise from improper design, operation, use, and maintenance.

With extensive experience in heavy equipment failure analysis and testing, Rimkus can help mitigate the damages associated with contractor equipment damages and point the way to recovery.

Regional Practice Leaders

Vice President, Construction Services

Mark A. Rhodes


Senior Construction Practice Leader

Gloria B. Koehlinger


Director, Contractor Default Practice

Murat Kilic


Director, Forensic Delay Analysis Practice