Forensics

Blackburn Consulting’s forensic professionals bring experience, technical expertise, and professionalism to both simple and complex construction defect cases. We proactively consult with case stakeholders including attorneys, insurance representatives, contractors, designers, consultants, and building owners to resolve construction defect issues. Often, these issues turn into disputes that require expert testimony. We have strong experience in both forensic consulting and expert witness services including deposition, Mediation/Settlement Conference, and trial testimony.
 

Geotechnical & Civil Engineering Areas of Focus

  • Grading and Drainage
  • Surface and Subsurface Drainage
  • Concrete Slab and Flatwork Damage
  • Moisture Vapor Damage
  • Retaining Wall Movements
  • Settlement and Collapse of Structures
  • Expansive Clay Damage to Structures
  • Dam and Levee Rehabilitation
  • Pavement Damage and Mitigation
  • Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
  • Preliminary Cost Estimates
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Claims Analysis
  • Instrumentation
  • Landslides
  • Seismic Damage to Structures
  • Seepage Cut-Off Walls
  • Erosion