Environmental services require a multi-disciplinary engineering approach in order to provide an accurate evaluation of the environmental conditions of a site or facility, or a specific contamination. Walters Forensic Engineers' expertise is necessary when providing:
- Audits and geotechnical investigations
- Facility assessments for the design of buildings, sewers, roadways
- Remedial engineering for clean-ups and water contamination
- Site and facility assessments using drilling, inspection and magnetometer surveys
- Phase I, II, and II Environmental Site Assessments for insurers, lenders, investors, real estate, manufacturers and compliance
- Risk based assessments
- Air quality assessments
3D SCIENTIFIC ANIMATION
Walters Forensic Engineering Inc. offers expertise in 3D scientific animation. 3D scientific animations had been produced in-house at Walters for the past 6 years, thus providing extensive experience.
Using three-dimensional scientific animation, engineers are able to accurately demonstrate to the court the results of their analysis, thus providing viewers with a better understanding of the spatial and temporal aspects of the accident. The occurrence of events could unfold in front of viewers in real time, thus demonstrating how quickly events occurred. Objects such as vehicles, individuals, animals, road geometry, and obstructions can be placed in the accident scene at specific locations and at specific points in time. Other applications include fire origin and spread in a structure, movement of a mechanical apparatus involved in a failure for personal injury or product liability cases, movement of contaminants through soil.
FORENSIC SCIENCE AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Walters Forensic Engineering provides expertise in the field of forensic science such as in the area of industrial chemistry and industrial chemical processes; material failure analysis, microscopic analysis, environmental chemical, instrumental and classical wet analysis.
We provide chemical analysis of abrasives, automotive, chemical manufacture, explosives, food stuffs, metals and minerals, paints and coatings, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, rubber, plastics and polymers, soaps, detergents and cleaners.
We also provide chemical analysis involving: instrumental techniques and chemical instrumentation, chromatographic separations, solvent extractions, qualitative, quantitative and structural spectroscopy, classical wet analysis, microscopy and electrochemical techniques.
MEDICAL IMPLANT DEVICES
Due to the advances in medical technology we have added the resources required to meet the need of this new investigative area. We have expertise in medical implant devices such as xenograft replacement heart valves, which could have been improperly stitched. A pre-existing burr on the femoral head of a replacement hip could cause excessive wear to the polyethylene in an acetabular cup. Insufficient sintering temperature may cause parts of a porous coating to a cementless orthopaedic implant to break at reduced stress levels. Corrosion to the leads of a pacemaker could affect its effectiveness. These are only a few examples of the types of medical implant devices that may fail requiring investigation and analysis.
FILM AND LIVE THEATRE WORKPLACE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
Walters Forensic Engineering Inc. provides staff experienced in the live theatre and film industry. Whether it involves fall arrest systems or scenic automation failures, our staff have over 10 years of practical experience to go with his engineering training in order to quickly determine what went wrong and why.
- Failure of aerial rigging systems.
- Injuries due to failure of fall arrest systems.
- Calculations for safety-factors for aerial rigging, including dynamic and shock loading.
- Inspection of safety systems for redundancies of over-audience installations.
Years of courtroom experience and in-house training in litigation support enable our engineers to:
- Give strong expert testimony
- Assist in the development of penetrating questions for cross-examinations
- Provide exceptional technical input for the theory of the case
As engineers specialized in forensics, all of our investigations are conducted with the assumption that we may eventually testify as an expert witness in legal proceedings. All of our experts are experienced with preparing reports and other means of demonstrative evidence which will be undisputed and effective in the courtroom. Having provided technical expert litigation support for over 26 years, Walters Forensic Engineering has established a reputation in the legal industry and with the judiciary for "telling it as it is." Our experts are concise, credible and technically qualified to give expert opinion.
Walters' experts can be relied upon to provide technical litigation support that will make complicated evidence easy to understand in a credible manner that will stand the test of cross-examination.