Forensic Engineering Projects


  • Hurricane Ike Houston

    Curtain Wall Evaluation, Houston, TX
    53-story curtain wall, façade, and exterior sealant forensic analysis from Hurricane Ike claim.

  • Arapahoe County Courthouse

    Curtain Wall and Façade Forensic Evaluation, Arapahoe County Courthouse, CO

  • Commercial Cannabis Warehouse

    Commercial Warehouse Building, Denver, CO
    Moisture intrusion causation analysis of a marijuana growing facility.

  • Dordt College

    Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa

  • EPA Building

    Curtain Wall Evaluation, EPA Building, Denver, CO

  • Fort Benning

    Moisture Intrusion Consultation, Fort Benning, GA

  • King CPS

    King Community Public Schools Façade Evaluation, Akron, OH

  • Oklahoma City

    Metal Panel Façade Hail Damage Evaluation, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Walker Art Center

    Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Hurricane Ike Houston
  • Arapahoe County Courthouse
  • Commercial Cannabis Warehouse
  • Dordt College
  • EPA Building
  • Fort Benning
  • King CPS
  • Oklahoma City
  • Walker Art Center

  • Park Place

    Mixed-Use Condominium Moisture Intrusion Evaluation, Forest Lake, MN

  • Alpenglow

    Alpenglow Condos, Denver, CO

  • Avalon

    Single Family Home, Twin Cities, MN

  • Bridgeworks

    Mid-Rise Residential, Kansas City, MO
    Forensic analysis regarding moisture intrusion including storefront windows, stucco and hardboard siding, balconies, and the single-ply roof system.

  • Costello

    Single Family Custom Home, Spicer, MN

  • Denver Townhome

    Moisture Intrusion Evaluation, Townhome Complex, Denver, CO

  • Echo-Hail

    Simulated Hail Damage to Fascia, Twin Cities, MN

  • Escorial

    Single family home, Dallas, TX

  • Gulden

    Simulated Hail Damage to Fenestrations, Apple Valley, MN

  • Stonebay

    Fenestration Evaluation, Orono, MN

  • Park Place
  • Alpenglow
  • Avalon
  • Bridgeworks
  • Costello
  • Denver Townhome
  • Echo-Hail
  • Escorial
  • Gulden
  • Stonebay

  • Katrina Rita Wilma

    Multiple Commercial Structural Evaluations, Gulf Coast
    In 2005 as a result of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma Pie was hired to investigate damage throughout the gulf coast, from Texas to Florida. Evaluations included determination of water versus wind damage and provide repair recommendations as requested.

  • Joplin

    Multiple Residential and Commerical Structures, Joplin, MO
    Forensic structural engineering of multiple residential and commercial structures as a result of a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado causing losses amounting to a total of $2.8 billion. Services included repair recommendations, drawings, and determination of pre-event damage.

  • Alabama

    Multiple Public Buildings, Alabama, Tornado Damage
    Forensic engineering assessments including a county court house, library, fire station, recreation center, landfill buildings, and golf course as a result of a series of tornado events.

  • Moore

    Forensic Engineering and Construction Consulting – Multiple Structures, Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado Damage

  • North Dakota

    Multiple Single Family and Commercial Structures, Tornado Damage, North Dakota
    Pie worked in concert with the adjusters, property managers/homeowners, and the city engineering staff to provide the initial investigation, safety and occupancy letters and repair plans for numerous structures damaged by tornado forces.

  • Sandy

    Forensic Engineering and Construction Consulting – Multiple Structures, Hurricane Sandy, Long Island, NY

  • Katrina Rita Wilma
  • Joplin
  • Alabama
  • Moore
  • North Dakota
  • Sandy

  • Capitol

    Single-ply Roof and HVAC RTU Hail Damage Analysis, Dallas, TX

  • AZ RTU

    Multiple Commercial Building HVAC RTU Analysis, Phoenix, AZ
    Engineering analysis regarding claimed damages to over 3,000 rooftop HVAC units resulting from hailstone impacts. Pie’s services extended into working with the HVAC contractor to mock-up repairs, review repair and replacement estimates, and coordination with the insured’s HVAC consultant.

  • Belmar

    Mechanical Failure Investigation, Denver, CO

  • Fire Suppression Denver

    Fire Suppression System Corrosion, Denver, CO
    Causation determination of multiple foul-smelling brown-liquid leaks from the fire suppression system piping in a commercial building. The corrosion of the steel fire sprinkler pipes was related to microbiologically influenced corrosion in a medium rise residential mixed use development. Pie provided consultation and oversight during repairs of the fire suppression system.

  • Lawn Mower

    Commercial Mower Fatality, Denver, CO
    Pie was retained to investigate a fatal lawn mower accident. Examination of the tractor after the accident revealed that all three safety switches of the tractor had been electrically bypassed, or “shorted,” at some time prior to the incident.

  • Speed Boat

    Power Boat Accident, Lake Powell, AZ
    Causation determination of an accident involving a custom 32-foot long, 1500-horsepower catamaran-style powerboat.

  • Capitol
  • AZ RTU
  • Belmar
  • Fire Suppression Denver
  • Lawn Mower
  • Speed Boat

  • Soccorro

    Independent School District, El Paso, TX
    Hail damage evaluation of TPO, PVC, EPDM, modified-bitumen, BUR, elastomeric coatings, and standing seam metal (SSMR) roof systems. Services included visual observations and distress mapping, intrusive examination, laboratory analysis, coordination with insured’s consultants, scope of repair consultation, bid reviews, and on-site repair consultation.

  • ABQ Studios

    Wind Damage Evaluation, Albuquerque, NM

  • Boys Town

    Commercial and Residential Roof Evaluation, Omaha, NE
    Forensic roof system analysis on 161 residential and commercial roof systems resulting from hailstone impacts and wind force damages, including slate tile, clay tile, ornamental copper, asphalt shingles, wood shakes, BUR, TPO, PVC, and standing seam metal roofing (SSMR).

  • Duluth

    Wind Damage Evaluation, Duluth Sea Port Authority, Duluth, MN

  • Enhanced Home

    EPDM Roof and Solar Thermal Photovoltaic Hail Damage Evaluation, Eden Prairie, MN

  • Huron Building

    Federal Building, Central South Dakota

  • Iowa School for the Deaf

    Low Slope and Steep Slope Roof Damage Evaluation, Multiple Structures, Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs, IA

  • Penrose Hospital

    Wind and Hail Damage Evaluation, Penrose Hospital, Denver, CO

  • St. Louis

    Commercial Complex, St. Louis, MO
    Wind and hail damage evaluation of 10 commercial roof systems including clay tile, ornamental copper, asphalt shingles, BUR, Modified Bitumen, PVC, metal roofing, many types of siding and Mechanical units.

  • VISIT

    Hail Damage Assessment, Phoenix, AZ
    Hail damage assessment of over 100 commercial properties, including roof systems, HVAC, claddings, and water intrusion.

  • Soccorro
  • ABQ Studios
  • Boys Town
  • Duluth
  • Enhanced Home
  • Huron Building
  • Iowa School for the Deaf
  • Penrose Hospital
  • St. Louis
  • VISIT

  • Heritage Park

    121 Single Family and Multi-Family Steep Slope Roofs – Hail Damage Evaluation, Twin Cities, MN

  • Echo Wind

    Simulated Wind Damage to Asphalt Shingles, Twin Cities, MN

  • Gale

    Wood Shake Hail Damage Evaluation, Edina, MN

  • Heather Gardens

    Hail Damage Evaluation – Aurora, Colorado
    35 low and high rise buildings and 125 steep slope duplexes – BUR, SPF, Concrete Tile, EPDM, metal and stone coated steel roof hail damage assessment.

  • Peeled Off

    Wind Damage Evaluation, East Texas

  • SimHail

    Simulated Hail Damage to Asphalt Shingle Analysis, Twin Cities, MN

  • Windsor Gardens

    Wind Damage Evaluation, Denver, Colorado

  • Heritage Park
  • Echo Wind
  • Gale
  • Heather Gardens
  • Peeled Off
  • SimHail
  • Windsor Gardens

  • Centennial Airport

    Airport Hanger, Centennial, Colorado
    Pie investigated the collapse of a 31,000-square-foot prefabricated metal airline hangar to determine the cause and responsibility of the collapse.

  • Bakalars

    Historic Masonry Building, LaCrosse, WI
    Forensic structural engineering analysis regarding a historical masonry structure in LaCrosse, WI, to determine the extent of damage resulting from claimed tornado wind forces and a reasonable scope of repair, including analysis of building code upgrades.

  • Legacy HS

    Structural Engineering Evaluation, High School, Broomfield, CO

  • Cullman

    Courthouse Structural Evaluation, Southeastern United States

  • Gunnison County Courthouse

    Historic Courthouse Structural Collapse During Construction, Gunnison, Colorado

  • Larimer County

    Multiple Metal Buildings, Colorado
    Roof failure investigation including finite element modeling, load path verification, subrogation consultation, and expert witness testimony.

  • MN Church

    Historic Church Forensic Masonry Evaluation, Twin Cities, MN

  • SRS

    Structural Roof Evaluation from Ice Loading – Ft. Worth, TX

  • Boerne Texas

    Structural Damage due to Water Infiltration, Resort Property, Bourne, TX

  • Union Station

    Denver Union Station Redevelopment, South and North Towers and Ice House, Denver, Colorado
    Structural condition assessments of the entire Denver Unions Station as part of the interior redevelopment, including highly detailed documentation of the architectural and other historic features of the structure, vibration monitoring sensors , and inclinometers adjacent to the historic structure to verify that no movement was occurring at the building and that the shoring was structurally sound.

  • Van Wall

    Metal Building Collapse Evaluation, Huxley, IA

  • Centennial Airport
  • Bakalars
  • Legacy HS
  • Cullman
  • Gunnison County Courthouse
  • Larimer County
  • MN Church
  • SRS
  • Boerne Texas
  • Union Station
  • Van Wall

  • Basement

    Residential Basement Wall Collapse, Twin Cities, MN

  • Aspenwood

    Fire Damage to Roof Truss Evaluation, Denver, CO

  • Crawlspace

    Failed Crawlspace Support Structure, Golden, CO

  • Gaibler

    Structural Wood Floor Buckling and Bowing from Water Loss, Frederick, CO

  • Garage

    Detached garage wall failure, Twin Cities, MN

  • Mantle Drive Residence

    Wood Framing Failure, Water Damage, Austin, Texas

  • Tornado

    Structural Damage Evaluation – Central Oklahoma

  • Truss

    Attic truss failure analysis, Fargo, ND

  • Basement
  • Aspenwood
  • Crawlspace
  • Gaibler
  • Garage
  • Mantle Drive Residence
  • Tornado
  • Truss

  • Bastrop

    Denver International Airport South Terminal Redevelopment, Westin Hotel & Train Station – Denver, Colorado

  • Idaho

    Wildfire Investigation, Idaho

    Pie was retained to review the Federal investigation of a wildfire in the Salmon-Challis National Forest located in Idaho. Client requested a verbal report after our review of public records, witness statements, news reports and other documents.

  • Overland

    Wildfire Investigation, Boulder County, CO
    Pie was retained to investigate the cause and origin of a wildfire that burned 3,500 acres and destroyed multiple homes not far from the Rocky Mountain National Park. From the fire’s origin, north and west of Boulder, Colorado, the fire quickly spread to the east driven by high winds along the Front Range.

  • Bastrop
  • Idaho
  • Overland

  • 9th & Colorado Redevelopment

    9th & Colorado Site Redevelopment – Denver, CO

  • 9th & Colorado Redevelopment