Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering

by Stephen E. Petty, President

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EES Group, Inc. is proud to present the release of our newly-published textbook, Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures, edited by Stephen E. Petty, EES Group, Inc., and published by CRC Press. 

This textbook is a compilation of knowledge gained from hands-on education, training, and experience based on over 7,000 field investigations.  It is a comprehensive resource that builds a bridge between engineering disciplines and the building sciences and trades, and provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering.  With a focus on investigations associated with insurance industry claims, this textbook describes methodologies for performing investigations that include the causation and origin of damage to residential and commercial structures and/or unhealthy interior environments and adverse effects on the occupants of these structures.

The main features of Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures include:

  • 23 topics in forensic engineering based on thousands of actual field investigations.
  • Proven methodologies based on engineering and scientific principles, experience, and common sense to determine the cause and origin of forensic failures pertaining to residential and commercial properties.
  • References of many codes, standards, technical literature, and industry best practices.
  • Detailed and informative examples, utilizing color photographs and figures, of industry best practices versus improper installations.
  • Information from a multitude of resources into one succinct, easy-to-use reference book.

Edited by an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience, and authors with more than 100 years of combined experience in the field, this textbook takes the technical aspects of engineering and scientific principles and applies them to real-world issues.  It provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in, and derived from, completing thousands of forensic engineering investigations.  The textbook begins with providing a baseline methodology for completing forensic investigations and closes with advice on testifying as an expert witness.  Visit to order your copy today!