Forensic Engineering

Donan provides forensic engineering services in three main areas of expertise:

• Civil and Structural Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering

Our experts also handle thousands of roof and flood claims every year.

Each professional engineer lends their knowledge, skill, and experience to a wide array of projects related to their discipline, and in diverse settings that encompass residential, commercial, and industrial investigations.

The benefit of having a dynamic group of experts under one roof is that together they provide a cross-disciplinary powerhouse that serves as an invaluable resource from basic roof claims to large loss investigations.

Our professionals are strategically located throughout our nationwide footprint and are ready to respond when you need us.

Forensic Engineering

Donan provides forensic engineering services in three main areas of expertise:

• Civil and Structural Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering

Our experts also handle thousands of roof and flood claims every year.

Each professional engineer lends their knowledge, skill, and experience to a wide array of projects related to their discipline, and in diverse settings that encompass residential, commercial, and industrial investigations.

The benefit of having a dynamic group of experts under one roof is that together they provide a cross-disciplinary powerhouse that serves as an invaluable resource from basic roof claims to large loss investigations.

Our professionals are strategically located throughout our nationwide footprint and are ready to respond when you need us.

Representative Capabilities:


Civil and Structural Engineering:

• Bridge Failures
• Foundation and Basement Wall Failures
• Commercial Roofing Investigations
• Geotechnical, Droughts, and Earth Movement Issues
• Retaining Wall Failures
• Hurricanes and Flood
• Blasting and Vibration
• Steel Frame Construction Failures
• Truss Failures
• Earthquake and Blasting Damage
• Water Infiltration and Mold
• Wood Frame Construction

Mechanical Engineering:

• Vehicles
• Machinery
• Heavy Equipment
• Commercial and Industrial HVAC
• Gas-Fired Appliances
• Plumbing and Piping Systems

Electrical Engineering:

• Fire Causation
• Lightning Damage
• Low and High Voltage Damage


Roofing Investigations

• Residential
• Wind/Hail
• Fixed Price
• Snow Loads and Ice Dams

FIXED-PRICE ROOFING INVESTIGATIONS

Donan offers Fixed-Price Roofing Investigations for clients trying to determine if a residential asphalt shingle roof has sustained wind and/ or hail damage. In order to qualify, the property must be a single-family dwelling no more than two stories high with a walkable asphalt shingle roof.*

$750 Fixed-Price Roofing Investigation includes:

• The services of a Professional Engineer and/ or Registered Roof Consultant with at least five years of experience

• Thorough inspection of the subject loss, including outbuildings

• A 2-3 page report

• Up to one hour (45 miles) of round-trip travel**

• Up to 12 captioned photos

Reports and photographs are delivered via email and/or uploaded to Donan’s Customer Portal, in alignment with the customer’s preference

* Exclusions: Condominiums, apartment buildings and commercial properties; any and all non-asphalt roof materials; high or steep roofs. Note that contractor or attorney involvement, at Donan’s discretion, may disqualify an investigation from fixed pricing.
** Additional travel is billed at standard time and mileage rates.

EXPERT ON DEMAND

The “expert-on-demand” rate applies to professionals specifically requested by the customer for their technical expertise, niche/specialty certification, and/or extensive experience. This includes, but is not limited to, Territory and General Managers, Registered Roof Consultants, Certified Safety Professionals, and Principal Consultants for these and other technical areas: Flood, Residential and Commercial Roofing, and Structural.

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From fixed-price hail and wind inspections to complex commercial investigations, our experts are available to assist with your next investigation.