How do you effectively assess risks posed by deficient building components?
Exponent's engineers and scientists investigate failures of multiple building elements and systems, ranging from defects in individual components like windows or roofing products to faulty HVAC systems to extensive deficiencies in exterior wall systems. Causes for component failures can include inadequate design, improper work execution, defective or incompatible products/materials, aging, extreme weather events, or lack of maintenance.
Exponent's expertise includes building envelope component investigations of roofing membranes, exterior wall cladding (e.g., stucco, manufactured stone, brick veneer, and siding products made from wood, vinyl, fiber-cement, hardboard, sheet metal, and others), foundation waterproofing, windows and doors, and the interface between components interacting with the HVAC systems. Our experts have decades of experience investigating roof failures on both flat and sloped surfaces and assessing the performance of building façades on structures ranging from low- to high-rise and residential to industrial.
Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled
With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.
Buildings & Structures Design Support
Complex structural health and design support, with effective strategies to mitigate environmental impacts and degradation.
Design & Construction Defects
Rigorous design and construction defect assessments, including building components and standard-of-care evaluations.
Accident investigation informed by 50+ years of failure analysis, including falls, equipment-related incidents, impacts and collapses.
From airports to green buildings, construction consulting for specialty structures requiring wide-ranging expertise to improve safety and performance.
Testing & Analysis of Construction & Building Materials
Cutting-edge technical construction engineering and materials testing.
Understand why buildings and structures fail, and how to prevent similar failures in the future.
Rapid, data-driven engineering response to natural disasters, accidents, and human-made catastrophes.
Quantitative Risk Assessment for Buildings & Structures
Innovative, quantitative risk assessments to support climate-change planning that helps protect buildings, infrastructure, and other valuable assets.
Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.
Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer
Office Director and Senior Managing Engineer
Senior Managing Engineer
Senior Managing Architect
Senior Managing Engineer