Demolition is the process of demolishing various types of structures with explosives. Unlike other forms of destruction, demolition is implemented as a controlled event via intricate details and several stages of planning. Demolition must follow a strict set of safety regulations, because the slightest error can result in accidents, as well as possible lawsuits. In the event of a legal action, the parties should consult with a demolition expert witness for objective expert opinion.
Demolition expert witnesses are knowledgeable in various forms of engineering and construction, as one must be familiar with the design aspects of a structure before carrying out a demolition. Understanding the structural details of a building is especially important when the structure houses hazardous waste, oil and gas, hazardous chemicals, asbestos, explosives, petroleum, metals, or other materials commonly found within the industrial field. Industrial building demolitions, such as with refineries or manufacturing plants, must implement certain precautions as to keep any hazardous material from spreading to the surrounding area once the demolition takes place.
A thorough understanding of the structure and how it will fall during the demolition is crucial information in terms of worker and civilian safety. Demolition and explosives expert witnesses are therefore licensed or certified in mechanical engineering, safety engineering, construction, and/or civil engineering. Safety management and worker safety are implemented by containing the dust, pieces of concrete, and other collapsing material.
For more than twenty years, ForensisGroup has been offering clients highly qualified experts in technical industries. Submit an expert request form or contact our office today to connect with the right demolition expert witness for your case.