Independent Technical Reviews of Design & Construction

Complex multi-disciplinary projects present significant challenges to owners and developers, who often have to rely on the opinion of their designers and contractors to understand certain technical challenges. Exponent engineers and scientists assist owners and developers to meet their project challenges by providing high-level engineering consultation, including peer reviews and confirmatory analyses of complex engineering calculations performed by others. With our extensive experience in failure analyses, Exponent is uniquely qualified to perform technical reviews of reports and documents in order to proactively reduce risks, identify potential design and construction flaws and present alternative solutions to conceptual, and final designs. Our technical engineering and scientific expertise allows us to identify and document risks, establish effective mitigation strategies and present technical bases for comparison of competing design alternatives.

Exponent helps clients solve the broad variety of challenges inherent in civil engineering projects — before, during, and after construction. Our multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers, and scientists assist clients in addressing all aspects and phases of design and construction. Exponent’s professionals provide comprehensive and proactive technical reviews of risk assessments, design and construction documents. Exponent works with client teams and their contractors to understand the project risks and opportunities to suit the size and needs of each project.

Exponent’s Services Include:


  • Peer reviews and confirmatory analyses of complex engineering calculations by others
  • Code and regulation evaluations
  • Building materials assessment
  • Construction scheduling
  • Site and subsurface characterization
  • Water quality and quantity evaluations
  • Stormwater, erosion, and sedimentation management and investigations
  • Evaluation of differing site conditions
  • Cost analysis, delay impacts, and acceleration evaluation for construction projects
  • Analysis and field evaluation of structural performance during earthquakes
  • Evaluation of field monitoring data (e.g., inclinometer data, topographic monitoring, LiDAR)
  • Field investigation, including:
    • Determining the as-built condition
    • Geologic and fault mapping
    • Documentation of the condition of buildings and structures affected by failures
    • Collection of subsurface data by excavation and logging of test pits, small-diameter borings and rock cores, and downhole logging of large-diameter borings
    • In-situ subsurface testing
    • Installation and monitoring of instrumentation to measure ground movement and groundwater level
  • Development of conceptual-level repair recommendations
  • Decommission and demolition observations and inspections

Exponent’s Professionals Include:


  • Civil Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Engineering Geologists
  • Groundwater Hydrologists
  • Surface water Hydrologists
  • Architects
  • Construction Managers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Environmental Specialists
  • Toxicologists
  • Ecologists
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Material Scientists
  • Electrical Engineers

Professionals