SOCOTEC is an independent third party providing consulting services for forensic investigation, litigation support as expert witnesses for building envelope system failures and resolving construction disputes in Local, State and Federal matters. Our comprehensive understanding of how multiple materials, building components, and assemblies perform as an enclosure system enables us to pinpoint the causes of failure. SOCOTEC quickly mobilizes a team on-site to gather time-sensitive forensic data. Using specialized equipment for non-destructive and destructive field testing of building components and systems, we are able to accurately detect inefficiencies, defective installations and assessing various modes of failure.
SOCOTEC will promptly diagnose the problem, prepare a remediation plan, and suggest performance improvements and maintenance plans to ensure the building returns to proper operation. Our specialized staff can extend the life of a building by unfolding detailed information, allowing clients or their representatives to make informed, energy-efficient, risk-evaluated, and financially transparent decisions.
Our comprehensive Failure Analysis services include:
- Preliminary Assessment
- Moisture Intrusion Investigations
- Water Testing
- Lab Testing
- Structural Diagnostics
- Leak Investigation
- Photographic Documentation
- Comprehensive Examination
- Quality Assurance / Quality Control