Houston Area Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigations

Brian Brackensick
September 17, 2022

Reach out to Dreiym Engineering for any Corrosion, Electrical or Forensic Questions.

Forensic engineering is an invaluable service that is becoming more common in Houston. It is used by homeowners, businesses, and other entities to investigate structural damage, product failure, and other issues to determine the cause and necessary repairs. It can also be used in litigation to determine liability in cases of negligence or insurance-related disputes. In this article, we will examine the growing role of forensic engineering in Houston and explore the benefits of utilizing it for investigations, litigation, and repairs.

Dreiym Engineering has Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, and Corrosion forensic engineers ready to help in the Houston Area. We have engineers with decades of experience both on staff, and consultants that can assist with any project. We specialize in electrical, corrosion, and fire investigations.

Houston Forensic Electrical Engineers

We have electrical engineers based out of the Houston area, both from the forensic engineering industry with ties in the Houston area. Investigations of electrical failures, fire, shock, and electrocutions. Simply get in contact with us to speak about your matter with the engineers. In many cases where you need other forensic experts, we can point you in the right direction toward an expert that can assist you.

Houston Fire Investigations

Our principal fire investigator is based out of Houston, TX, and can respond quickly to any investigation requests. Our Houston-based fire investigator has over 30 years of investigation experience both in the public and private sectors. You need a fire investigator in the Houston area, and we can quickly deploy to your project site, reach out to us.

Houston-Based Forensic Engineering Laboratory

Located just north of Houston, our forensic laboratory is always being updated and expanded. Equipped with a modern real-time x-ray, an 18,000 lb. lift, and numerous tools, we can provide the location for testing any size appliance for electrical failures or leaks. The laboratory is available for use by anyone and is made available free for any education or non-profit research. Contact us here to request the use of the laboratory for any non-commercial or commercial use. Additionally, state or local authorities may make use of the laboratory for investigations free of charge.

The Cost of Forensic Engineering Services in Houston

The cost of forensic engineering services in Houston can vary depending on the scope of the project. Generally, the cost will include the engineer’s labor and any materials or equipment needed for the investigation. It may also include travel expenses, if necessary, so it can be important to look for local engineers.  Additionally, it is important to make sure that the engineer is qualified and experienced, as this will ensure that you receive a detailed and accurate assessment of the damage or failure. Most reputable forensic engineers will charge by the hour, and payment will not be contingent on any specific outcome, this ensures that the investigation is unbiased.

The Importance of Qualified Forensic Engineers in Houston

The importance of qualified forensic engineers in Houston cannot be overstated. It is essential to ensure that the engineer is qualified and experienced in the field, as they will be providing an important service. They should have a strong background in their specific field of engineering, product failure analysis, and investigations. Additionally, they should be licensed and insured and be willing to provide references or a portfolio of previous work that is related to your specific investigation or failure.  Not every engineer is a perfect fit for your specific need.  Finally, it is important to make sure that the engineer is available and responsive. They should be willing to answer questions and provide timely updates on the progress of the investigation.

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