Failure Analysis

Our Failure Analysis Group blends a thorough knowledge of material behavior, product design, failure analysis, and human factors to determine how and why a loss occurred. Our systematic approach to investigating failures helps clients understand the root and contributing causes of a loss.

We use state-of-the-art testing equipment, techniques and software specifically suited to failure analysis and engineering investigations. We also devise custom tests and experiments when appropriate.

Common Investigations

Material Failures

  • Metals, plastics, composites and glass
  • Deformation, fracture, fatigue, creep and corrosion
  • Material defects from processing and fabrication
  • Material identification

Mechanical Failures

  • Machinery for the manufacturing, agricultural and process industries
  • Dynamics, stress analysis and vibrations
  • Full-scale testing

Product Liability

  • Consumer products
  • Codes and standards compliance
  • Warnings and guards
  • Full-scale and component testing
  • Recreational equipment

Property Loss

  • Floods/water escapes
  • Fire protection systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Fire causation
  • Explosions
  • Glazing




Vancouver, BC

Mark Bailey

778 724 1622

Los Angeles, CA

Mark Bailey

778 724 1622

Toronto, ON

Dennis Turriff

905 595 8564