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Insurance Investigation Services

Criterium-Pioli Engineers' expertise in building systems is often requested when clients need someone to determine the cause and origin of a failure, determine how best to remedy the problem, develop estimates and contract documents, manage the repair, and provide court testimony. We do not decide whether defects are covered by insurance but render an opinion as to what caused the problem and what can be done about it.

Typical defects relate to:

  • Structural - settlement, cracking, foundation movement
  • Interior - Evaluation of cracking of interior wall board
  • Site - drainage and water problems
  • Rot and water damage penetration
  • Electrical Systems - e.g. capacity, safety
  • Mechanical Systems - e.g. comfort concerns, indoor air quality, energy costs
  • Fire and Flood Investigation
  • Accessibility - ADA and FHAA Compliance
  • Injury

We document the damage and provide opinions as to the suspected cause. Additional investigation may be required, or a design repair may need to be produced. We are also capable of preparing designs for any plan of repair. Expert witness services are also available.