Forensic Engineering


Tall Building Peer Review
Constructability Review
Expert Witness / Testimony
Forensic Investigation
Failure Inspection and Analysis
Construction Claim Reviews
Emergency Response Investigations


DRPILLA investigates engineering problems and provides evidence-based solutions in the unfortunate cases where damage occurs to homes or other structures. We begin by developing an understanding of the problems, constraints and desired outcomes, then validate our ideas using a scientific approach and advanced analytical tools. Our experience in construction inspection of various building systems and disaster assessment provides us a unique insight into the types of conditions that result in property damage claims. We provide a thorough evaluation of the residential or commercial property damage claim, determine the cause of the damage, and provide general recommendations for further action if needed.


DRPILLA conducts peer reviews in the same manner that we would want others to review our designs – by offering informed observations and constructive suggestions as helpful, professional colleagues. Our approach to peer review services applies lessons learned from engineering new buildings, investigating failures and renewing existing structures. We understand the key issues for each building typeand focus on those issues in our reviews.


DRPILLA investigates problems in the built environment and provides evidence-based solutions to attorneys, property managers, building owners, contractors, manufacturers, insurance companies and design professionals. Our multidisciplinary team assists clients in mitigating design and construction issues of all kinds and works to prevent future problems.