Ninyo & Moore has extensive experience providing expert witness services, including attending mediations and depositions and giving expert witness testimony at trials and binding arbitrations. We have performed numerous studies on behalf of law firms, insurance companies and commercial and residential property owners.
Typically, our services are retained to evaluate failed or deteriorated construction materials, including:
An evaluation of distress typically involves a review of construction documents, including building plans and specifications, documentation of distress, destructive testing including coring and sampling, laboratory testing and analyses, and recommendations for repair, as appropriate.
Fire Training Tower
Ninyo & Moore was retained to evaluate the physical condition of the concrete in an existing fire training tower. The approximately 60-foot high, reinforced concrete tower is used for training purposes and is exposed to repeated cycles of setting and extinguishing fires. There are specific "burn" rooms within the tower that have been design with refractory concrete to help insulate the structural concrete from the extreme...