Insurance Case Support

Some of the world’s best attorneys and insurance providers turn to Clark Engineering when they need people with the right training and experience after a catastrophic loss or property damage event.

Your Case, Our Expertise

You don’t know what you don’t know. Count on Clark’s experience in structural engineering, forensic analysis, legal case work, emergency response cases, and insurance cases. We apply the right training and experience to support your specific needs.

Getting to the Root of the Problem

A “primer event” is often not the sole cause of a failure. There may be an underlying problem affecting the structure, generating more damage than would be seen with the primer event alone. When Clark’s team conducts an investigation, we help define the most significant contributor to structural damage or failure.

Experience Matters

Clark is your source for insurance case technical needs, regardless of the scale of loss. Our experts are practicing engineers supported by other engineers and technicians with a wide variety of experience to arrive at sound technical opinions. These team members are not only experienced in their area of expertise but also have provided concise technical reports for a non-professional audience, expert legal opinions, depositions, and testimony. Our emergency response and forensic engineering experience provides a clear understanding of why and how things have failed and the combination of causes that led up to the failure.

Services

Each case is unique – some require a high level of investigation with highly detailed, in-depth reporting, while others may be simple and require only confirmation of facts and a simple report to document findings. We tailor our services to meet your unique needs. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Scene damage documentation
  • Concise, easy-to-understand reports
  • Future damage mitigation with temporary shoring/bracing design and other methods
  • Origin and cause investigations
  • Forensic structural engineering analysis to document before and after conditions
  • Building code analysis
  • Creation and update of hot zone maps to define areas of concern and how to enter them, if allowed, along with entry protocol
  • Creation of opinions of most probable cost for repair/replacement
  • Outline pathways to view damaged areas with real-time structural assessment to allow entry, especially where conditions may be dynamically changing
  • Interface with governmental agencies, coordination with emergency operation centers during large damage events, and integration with other technical responders
  • Contribution to discussions of construction approaches and techniques
  • Contribution to discussions of construction safety practices, OSHA requirements

Team

Doug Fell, PE

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Doug Fell, PE

Executive Vice President
COO, Structural Engineer, Emergency Response Group Leader, Legal Case Group Leader, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Unique Structures; Sports Structures; Industrial Structures; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation Building Materials and Assembly; Moisture Intrusion; Restoration; Historic Buildings; Emergency Response; Legal/Insurance Cases; Forensic Investigation

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Timothy LaBissoniere, PE

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Timothy LaBissoniere, PE

Principal, Vice President of Structural Engineering, Structural Engineer, Emergency Response Group Coordinator, Legal Case Group Member, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Unique and Complex Structures; Post Tensioned Concrete; Multi-Story Structures; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Emergency Response; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation; Forensic Investigation

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Kurt Berglund, PE

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Kurt Berglund, PE

Associate
Senior Restoration Engineer, Restoration Group Leader, Structural Engineer, Legal Case Group Member, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Restoration; Historic Structures; Moisture Intrusion; Building Envelopes; Facades; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation; Emergency Response

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