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Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering is the use of engineering principles or analysis in a lawsuit, usually through an expert witness' testimony.1 MDC® employs scientific methods of investigation to determine components of failure in complex construction projects. Areas of expertise include:

  • Architectural Building System Failures
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • HVAC/Mechanical System Failures
  • Process System Failures
  • Design Errors & Omissions (Standard of Care)
  • Structural Collapse
  • Electrical Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Environmental/Hazardous Waste
  • Fire Protection System
  • Fire & Explosion Incidents

1 Black's Law Dictionary, Seventh Edition

Forensic Project Management®

Utilizing the combined experience of the company, MDC® conceptualized and developed the techniques of Forensic Project Management®. Essentially, this consists of investigation, analysis and synthesis of the key elements of Scope, Schedule and Budget to understand and explain the root cause of project management failure. MDC® utilizes the most advanced Systems Thinking approach in combination with Complexity Theory and Monte Carlo analysis, combined with the industry standard and most respected delay apportionment procedures of Time Impact Analysis to provide our clients with new paradigms for resolving current problems and avoiding similar issues on future projects.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Critical Path Method (CPM) Schedule Analysis
    • Delay, Suspension & Acceleration
  • Labor Disruption & Inefficiency
  • Scope Definitions and Changes
  • Budgets and Estimates
  • Termination for Default/Convenience
  • Defense Procurement

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting is the terminology used to describe an auditing function used to uncover erroneous and/or fraudulent activity concealed in financial documents. MDC®‘s areas of expertise include:

  • Valuation of Damages
  • Business Interruption
  • Lost Profit
  • Fraud Investigation
 

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