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Forensic engineering is arguably one of the most highly pressurised jobs in the entire building and construction trade. Forensic engineers are responsible for investigating buildings and constructions that go wrong. They must investigate the structure, materials and products used in the original process for accountability. If components fail they must find fault and bring the accountable parties to justice.
The main focus of forensic engineers falls around situations through which a party is injured or compensation needs to be paid. They must retrace all the steps that led up to the accident so as to build up the most accurate picture of blame and responsibility.
Ultimately through their work they will improve the future performance and safety of structures, procedures and the construction industry as a whole.
There is a process to their investigations and subsequent reports: inspection; evidence collation; measurements; model making and recreation and finally testing.