Forensic Engineering Services
Servicing a large range of sectors in residential, commercial and industrial developments, Intrax Forensic have structured offerings for each segment providing highly qualified general and specific advice and reports.
Placing great importance on highly personalised service, Intrax Forensic provides detailed investigations and reports. Expert assessment services and personal consultations deliver specialised, comprehensive reports.
Forensic Engineering Services is focused on post-construction issues requiring expert advice and remediation. In conjunction with our other engineering disciplines, Intrax is able to offer a comprehensive suite of reports, advice, and expert testimony.
Investigation and Reporting for Distressed Buildings
In instances of structural failure or distress due to impact, excessive loading, under-design, site conditions, or other factors, Intrax can be called in to provide expert analysis and recommendations.
Our Forensic engineers can be called into disputes between builders and occupiers in regards to poor workmanship on the builder’s behalf or poor maintenance on the occupier’s behalf.
Backed by years of experience and consultation with internal divisions such as Geotechnical, our engineers use the latest technology to deliver a timely, concise report including causes, observations, conclusions and remediation recommendations.
Expert Testimony, VCAT, and Legal/Insurance Reports
Where a resolution has not been reached, Intrax can submit a report on behalf of the client. This is used as an impartial independent report outlining comprehensive findings, clarifying any dispute, and providing the arbitrator with enough evidence to allocate liability to the relevant party.
Intrax also provides the scope to attend any dispute hearings on behalf of the client and provide statements pertaining to the cause and recommendations of why dilapidation exists on site, or whether the building has been constructed in accordance with documentation. Our Forensic engineers may also be called to attend hearings as an independent and impartial witness, this is usually done on behalf of the legal counsel of the client and is requested when proceedings have commenced.
Sharing a similar scope to Forensic reports for dispute resolution, these are generally used as a guide for repair when liability has been accepted by a party, Intrax can provide reports detailing observations, causes, conclusions and remediation recommendations.
This report may also be used as a safeguard when completing new construction which may affect adjoining structures.
Fire, Storm, and Flood Damage Reports
Where a structure has been damaged by a natural disaster (ex. earthquake, flooding) or by fire the Forensic division can be called in to assess the extent of damage to a structure and provide recommendations for future action.
Building Maintenance Advice
Whether taking a verbal or written form, sometimes as part of a dilapidation report, our building advice is centered on providing clear answers to localised issues usually caused by a single problem. Additionally, this type of advice may be called upon when prevention advice is required.
Soil and Lab Testing
Drawing on the experience of our Geotechnical department, Intrax can offer a full suite of complementing soil and lab testing services to determine ground conditions of a site and reactivity of soils. Lab testing such as Moisture Contents Testing can be called on to support precise findings and recommendations.
- Defects Reports
- Building Maintenance Plans
- Investigation and Reporting for Distressed Buildings
- Building Maintenance Plans
- Footing Probes