The press release is below: Xpera Group’s team is recognized as the West Coast’s most comprehensive team of construction expert witnesses, construction consultants, and strategic advisors for the built environment.For Xpera Group, Vertex provides the right fit, as it is an employee-owned company that offers the expanded resources of a multi-disciplinary firm throughout its 25+ … Continue reading A New Chapter: Xpera Group joins The VERTEX Companies
Slate's podcast, Working, profiles various professionals in an attempt to understand what certain unique jobs entail. In a recent episode, Jacob Brogan profiled Mark Hughes, a self-described "cell technical specialist" who performs forensic analysis of batteries: The lab where Hughes works is an enormous facility, coming in at around 85,000 square feet. It includes equipment … Continue reading Listen: Slate podcast features a profile of the forensic analysis process
Debra Rubin, of ENR, shares the sad news of the passing of an AEC forensics grandmaster: John M. Hanson, who, as president, helped guide the growth of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. into an industry-leading forensics and failures engineer and who led probes into high-profile collapses of the Kansas City Hyatt hotel walkway in 1981 … Continue reading Saying goodbye to a true architecture, engineering & construction forensics legend
On December 8, 2016, an office building in Boulder housing two local high-tech firms had to be evacuated after the partial collapse of the second floor due to a beam whose structural integrity had been negatively impacted. Nearly 280 people were temporarily relocated until repairs could be made. But before repairs can be made, someone … Continue reading Tenants and Boulder city officials alike anxiously awaiting forensic engineering report 7 weeks after partial collapse
Techno-Mart is a 39-story shopping mall located in Seoul, South Korea. On July 5, 2011, the building was evacuated due to significant vibrations experienced at upper floors. Originally, the cause of the vibrations was a mystery, as there was no seismic...