Failure Analysis You Can Count On

The engineers at Verité Forensic Engineering have been earning and re-earning our reputation for premium quality work and outstanding client service since 1998 and across the 34 states in which we are licensed. We have organized VFE around our loyal clients, from the ground up, to be different from other forensic engineering firms. Our office and state-of-the-art laboratory sit on the taxiway at the Lone Star Executive Airport (CXO), north of Houston. From this “on the runway” location, we can immediately respond to incidents anywhere in our 34-state area. Our scheduling depends upon the sensitivity and urgency of our clients’ needs.

We are licensed professional engineers (PE) and have extensive industrial, commercial, design, construction, and failure analysis experience. Senior staff members are all court-recognized experts, and provide expert testimony on numerous occasions in both State and Federal Courts. We investigate commercial and residential fires, product failures, water-related damage to structures, and other disaster-related incidents.

Electrical Forensic Investigations

VFE Electrical Engineers assist in a multi-disciplined approach to the fire investigative process addressing complex technical issues and employing accepted methodology.

  • Electrical Shock / Electrocution
  • Equipment Failure
  • Appliance Evaluation
  • Switchboard / Power Distribution
  • Utility Distribution and Transmission Analysis
  • Vehicle Fire Analysis
  • Lightning Damage Evaluation

Mechanical Forensic Investigations

VFE Mechanical Engineers routinely investigate commercial machine (boilers, machinery, HVAC) and vehicle (truck, bus, automobile, motorcycle and pedestrian) accidents, and have the ability to retrieve and analyze data from on-board vehicle computers that record pre-crash data.

  • Machine Failure / Accident / Fire
  • Vehicular Accident Reconstruction
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Water Loss / Damage
  • Explosions
  • Fuel Gas System Analysis
  • Appliance Evaluation

Fire Protection System Analysis

Whether a fire suppression system fails to control a fire or leaks and floods a building when there is no fire, our fire protection engineers will ascertain the true cause, taking industry practices and codes into proper account.

  • Wet and Dry Fire Sprinkler Discharges and Leaks
  • Restaurant Kitchen "Ansul" Suppression Systems
  • Smoke Movement and Smoke Detector Placement
  • Storage of Combustible Materials
  • Building / Fire / Life Safety Code Compliance
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Field and Laboratory Analysis

Our laboratory is used to perform exhaustive testing and analysis. Call us today at 936.756.2201 to schedule your next exam.

  • High Resolution Photography and Video
  • Stereo Microscopy
  • Real-Time Radiography (X-ray)
  • Gas and Electrical Appliance Testing
  • 10,000 Pound Vehicle Lift
  • Circuit Breaker Testing
  • Certified Evidence Collection Technician (IAAI-ECT)
  • Infrared Imaging System (FLIR) with high temperature maximum of 2195 degrees F.

Third Party Testing of Hypothesis and Validation Services

Our engineers provide unbiased, second opinions for manufacturers, attorneys, and other clients.

  • Analyze and test failure scenarios
  • Set up and test electrical/mechanical devices
  • Confidential analysis of differing expert opinion and/or reports
  • Design and build physical models to evaluation conceptual ideas