When handling structural failures,leaders in industry, insurance and litigation attempt to limit exposure and prevent reoccurrences. These efforts require support from structural, material science and metallurgical specialists, who should provide; a rapid response, thorough on-site documentation, and the expertise required to determine the cause of the failure.

  • On-site Investigation
  • Fracture and Fatigue Analysis
  • Structural Design Material Testing
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Forensic Graphics
  • Structural Design Evaluation

Rapperport Associates offers comprehensive failure analysis services including field investigation, sophisticated finite element analysis for assessing structural design, fully equipped laboratory and machine shops for conducting structural testing and state-of–the-art scanning electron microscopy for detailed examination of fracture surfaces.

The Failure Analysis team is augmented with construction expertise from Gannett Fleming-a 2100 person international planning, design and construction firm that provides services in site development, transportation, water/waste water facilities, environmental resources, geotechnical, dam and construction management.