Examine. Analyze. Understand.
Evaluating building collapses, worker accidents, mechanical system failures, cracks, leaks, fires, and floods; assessing vibrational, seismic, and adjacent construction damage; investigating site incidents, operating conditions, and environmental exposure factors.
Determining causes of explosions, pipeline ruptures, spills, and workplace accidents; assessing environmental and ecological impacts; evaluating toxicity as well as fate and transport.
Evaluating product failures related to design, engineering, materials, and combined factors; assessing safety issues for intended and unintended use; investigating manufacturing accidents and processes, including operating conditions and environmental exposure.
Pinpointing causes of battery fires and failures; examining materials failures; evaluating consumer injuries, such as burns and shocks; evaluating code and hardware failures.
Food & Beverage
Investigating sources of food contamination; analyzing manufacturing accidents and injuries; evaluating the safety of food and beverage additives.
Evaluating transportation disasters; supporting rapid response for natural disasters; investigating failures for government agency deliverables and processes.
Life Sciences & Healthcare
Evaluating failures in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other healthcare equipment; pinpointing materials, electrical, software, and biomechanical engineering failures; supporting retrieval analysis, corrective and preventative actions (CAPA), and quality management systems.
Manufacturing Technology & Industrial
Investigating machinery failures, assembly-line incidents and injuries; evaluating explosions and fires; assessing challenges caused by vibrations, electromagnetic frequencies, and other factors; pinpointing root causes of operator error.
Mining & Forestry
Investigating causes of collapses, high-wall failures, tailing-dam failures, explosions, and worker accidents.
Analyzing wellhead accidents, refinery fires, pipeline ruptures, tanker accidents, and spills; evaluating alternative energy failures, including complex issues in solar, hydrogen, and wind.
Investigating motor vehicle accidents, air crashes, train derailments, and ship groundings; analyzing automobile and heavy equipment failures, including components, electronic systems, ADAS, and lithium-ion batteries.
Evaluating wildfire ignitions; identifying causes of accidents with industrial machinery and investigating worker injury incidents; pinpointing issues with gas and water pipelines and regulation systems.
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How Do We Reduce Seismic Risk?
After the 2017 Mexico City earthquake, Exponent helped conduct a damage survey and created recommendations that informed the next generation of building codes.
What Can We Help You Solve?
For 50+ years, we've thrived on finding answers to unstructured problems. Our multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers create new capabilities every day to pinpoint why and how things failed.
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Accident Investigation & Reconstruction: Human Factors
Multidisciplinary accident reconstruction to identify root causes, reduce risk, and improve safety.
Battery Failure Analysis & Investigation
Comprehensive battery failure analysis to determine the root causes of failures and identify opportunities for mitigation.
Chemical Toxicology & Health Risk Assessments
Exposure assessments, toxicity evaluations, and support for issues of toxicology and mechanistic biology.
Fire & Explosion Investigations
In-depth field examinations and high-tech modeling and testing to determine the origin and cause of fires, gas explosions, dust explosions, and other explosions...
Historical Reconstruction of Chemical Releases
Multidisciplinary consulting, including expertise in industrial operations and environmental forensics, to reconstruct historical chemical releases.
Accident investigation informed by 50+ years of failure analysis, including falls, equipment-related incidents, impacts and collapses.
The Role of Visibility, Attention & Memory in Accidents
Thorough research to examine the role that human performance issues and behaviors may have played in accident causation.
Medical Device Evaluation
Sophisticated medical device evaluations for a vast array of applications.
Pedestrian, Cyclist & Micromobility Accident Reconstruction
Expert analysis and reconstruction of pedestrian and cyclist collisions.
In the months following the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Exponent was retained to conduct an extensive study of the collapse of each of the Twin Towers and analyze the damage to sub-grade mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure. And this is just one example of our high-profile, high-stakes work. Over the past 50+ years, we've investigated some of the most well-known disasters and catastrophes around the world.
Best-in-Class Facilities Meet World-Class Experts
Our multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers at Exponent facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia are uniquely positioned to provide rapid response, onsite inspections, bespoke testing, and unparalleled scientific analysis, data, and research.
Meeting Your Challenges Where They Are
Ensuring regulatory compliance. Evaluating equipment safety. Assessing site surface conditions. Our integrated teams of experts in North America, Europe, and Asia conduct on-site inspections, custom testing, and rapid response for a wide range of challenges. Exponent can also assist with inspections in remote locations through encrypted video-streaming capabilities.
Storytelling Tools That Power Innovation
Exponent's in-house Visual Communication team supports the work of our experts by creating scientifically accurate animation, graphics, photography, video, laser scanning, and 3D printing. These tools help our clients and their audiences gain a deeper understanding of the technologies they're exploring.