Forensic Structural Engineering

Over the years, LBYD has performed peer reviews, investigated property loss and served as expert witnesses. We have received many favorable remarks about the quality of these services.  LBYD’s senior engineering staff has over 350 years of cumulative engineering experience; while our two most senior Principals, Glenn Bishop founder of LBYD and Dale York, Past President and Chairman of the Board of LBYD have over 75 cumulative years of experience providing structural engineering services for new and existing buildings. 

Based on this experience, LBYD has formed a forensic structural engineering division with Glenn and Dale leading the department. We will be concentrating our efforts on forensic structural engineering, particularly as it relates to new and existing buildings and other structures, along with serving as an expert witness. 

 

Expert Testimony

An expert witness is an individual who is qualified through education, training, skill and/or experience to give opinion testimony in a court of law. As seasoned structural engineers, LBYD has the ability to provide expert testimony on a multitude of forensic structural engineering issues. Our expertise and specialized knowledge of structural engineering gives us the ability to elaborate on these issues and provide reliable information and testimony for the benefit of the project participants, attorneys and the court. Our substantial qualifications in structural engineering give our testimony the necessary credibility needed in litigation related matters. LBYD will assist your legal team in making informed decisions throughout the course of the investigation and will help present a case that is sound, persuasive and easily understood.  

 

Peer Reviews

Our expertise in the field of structural engineering has been acquired through continuing education throughout our careers and through the thousands of projects we have provided the structural design.  Because of our reputation as a leader in our field, LBYD has performed peer reviews on a number of projects at the request of project owners throughout the Southeast and the Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers in the State of Alabama.  When disputes arise or complaints are made concerning competency issues it is sometimes necessary for a review to be done in order to validate or disprove the accusations.  Structural peer reviews can include interviews, review of documents obtained during the review process and technical reviews.  It is imperative that such reviews are handled in a professional manner and with the utmost integrity.   We pride ourselves in delivering this type of peer review.

 

Property Loss Investigation

Our expertise incorporates all aspects of first and third party property loss evaluation, investigations and forensic structural engineering. Our goal is to provide impartial, technically accurate and court qualified responses to matters involving a wide variety of forensic concerns. We efficiently investigate losses using proven and consistent methods and ultimately provide an account of necessary information to help manage the claim. As seasoned structural engineers we understand the accepted standards that must be met by designers and have the capability to conduct thorough investigations of existing conditions.