When a roof collapses, the cause of the collapse should be investigated. Degenkolb’s forensic engineers are able to provide this service. In this case, the cause of the very large hole in the roof of this commercial building was a bit unexpected.

The loss of the library was a devastating blow to Apple Valley, which depends on the library for community benefits, such as job training and youth education. 

By leveraging Degenkolb’s skillset for project management, team coordination, forensic engineering, technical development, insurance justification, document production and site support, the owner can supplement their own response with a highly skilled claims management team.

The scope of Degenkolb services on 447 Minna is illustrative of our Claims Management capabilities, where the delivery of engineering and team leadership is closely aligned with the needs of insurance coverage.

Experts when you need them

We have been providing extensive structural, forensic engineering, expert consulting and building code/third party review services for more than eight decades. We’re capable of providing the sophisticated engineering necessary for supporting complex legal actions.

Our forensic services include:

  • Cause/Origin Investigation
  • Structural Repair & Damage Extent
  • Subrogation Claims
  • Reconstruction Documents
  • Construction Defect
  • Building Envelope Failures
  • Permit Assistance
  • Structural Analysis/Damage Assessments
  • Code Upgrade & Requirements
  • Emergency Services (i.e., Temporary Shoring Design for Fire Damage, Vehicle Impact Damage, Tree-Strike Damage)
  • ADA Access Compliance

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Safety First
From Ceiling to Floor
Parroting what we said before
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