forensic engineering

Solving Your Claims’ Puzzle, One Piece at a Time  

Forensic engineering is the investigation of materials, products, and structures to assess why they failed.  Forensic consultants are a subset to numerous disciplines like structural, mechanical, electrical, civil and environmental engineering, and industrial hygiene services.  A forensic engineer must understand how a component or structure failed and the potential hazards and contaminants the public may be exposed to because of that failure.

H2M’s forensic consultants have assisted in the investigation of thousands of claims.  From asbestos to chemical spills, to fires and dilapidated structures, our engineers and scientists have you and your clients covered.  By offering a wide array of in-house technical expertise, we are able to provide the most cost-effective and responsible approaches on the market.

Debbie Mattina

Debbie Mattina

Assistant Vice President
Department Manager Forensics

During her tenure at H2M, Ms. Mattina has cultivated the forensics division and managed a team of engineers, architects, industrial hygienists and environmental scientists. 

From modest beginnings, the forensics market has grown over the past 20 years to provide services to over 60 insurance carriers throughout the country, making H2M an industry leader in this service area.

Ms. Mattina’s efforts and ability to understand client needs and the complexities of an ever-changing industry has diversified H2M’s Forensic portfolio significantly. She has developed an extraordinary team of professionals capable of servicing all of the clients’ needs in areas ranging from insurance claims support and environmental response services to forensic investigations and expert testimony.

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While forensic engineering encompasses a wide range of disciplines, it generally focuses on the failure, damage, and exposure portions of those services.  Because failures and damages can create hazards, environmental disciplines are also necessary.
  • Asbestos Inspections and Air Monitoring
  • Engineering – Civil, Electrical, Structural, Mechanical
  • Consumption Analysis – Energy Audits
  • Cost Evaluations
  • Environmental
  • Expert Witnesses/Litigation Support
  • Fair and Reasonable Assessments
  • Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • Health and Safety Evaluations
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Liability Assessments
  • Mold Assessments
  • Phase II/Subsurface Investigations
  • Risk Assessments

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Examples of H2M’s Forensic Engineering services applied out in the field.

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H2M’s forensic engineering service covers the following markets listed below, please click “learn more” to view each market.

education

H2M designs bright, engaging spaces that foster collaboration, encourage discovery, and inspire learners of all ages.

emergency services

H2M’s architects and engineers apply their experiences as emergency service personnel to envision how a facility will be used on a day-to-day basis.

energy

H2M supports reforming America’s energy vision on all types of power generation, transmission and distribution projects by building on our proven success since 1933. 

industry

Facing increasing governance and scrutiny, industrial facilities are compelled to be proactive in their management.

insurance

Insurance industry professionals count on H2M engineers and consultants to service both residential and commercial claims.

municipalities

With deep roots in all of our local communities, H2M designs creative, environmentally responsible projects tailored to each of our client’s needs.

public agency

Our goal is to be considered a trusted adviser to our clients, and extension of their own in-house staff.

real estate

From the due diligence to the grand opening, H2M helps make visions a reality.

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