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Thermal Bridging and Air Sealing

DonanEngineering Articles, Featured, Forensic Engineering

In the process of building our first house, my wife has called me “the builder’s worst nightmare.”  And in some ways, she’s correct.  In other ways, I’m my own worst nightmare.  However, I’m only using the knowledge I have gained as a forensic engineer to limit thermal bridging and air leakage. In older conventional construction (such as our current house …

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Incorporating Technology into Forensic Investigations

DonanEngineering Articles, Commercial & Residential Roofing, Forensic Engineer, Forensic Engineering, Geotechnical, Drought & Earth Movement, Hail and Wind, Water Losses

Whether it is helping us formulate our opinion or confirming an initial diagnosis, technology plays a valuable role in forensic engineering work.  Following are a few examples of existing technology available to Donan’s project managers. Though not standard issue, these tools are utilized when necessary to accurately determine or confirm a cause of loss. Many blemishes occur on shingles that …