Inspection and Testing Facilities

To support these investigations, many of our offices maintain special examination and testing facilities where qualified and experienced engineers, materials scientists and technicians disassemble and examine failed equipment. We utilize a scientific approach to product liability evaluations, including testing and evaluation and continuing all the way through litigation support, as required. 

Our product inspection and laboratory tests are designed and performed by qualified engineers, metallurgists, materials scientists and other specialists to determine the root cause of product and component failures. Our non-destructive examination provides documentation as to the cause of the failure, pertinent recall data and manufacturer and model information. 

Where required, we also provide both destructive and non-destructive testing evaluations.  From this work, we are able to determine the reasons behind the product failure, the cause of which ranges from design deficiencies and material defects to installation errors or even simple misuse of the item. 

Regional Practice Leaders

S. Dale Fridley

P.E., ACTAR

Transportation Division Manager, Western Region

Louis V. Inendino

P.E., ACTAR, NAFI-CFEI

Transportation Division Manager, Great Lakes Region

Jason D. Jupe

P.E., ACTAR

Transportation Division Manager, Gulf Coast Region

Transportation Division Manager, West Region