Origin & Cause Assessment

  • Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Explosions (Overpressure Events)
  • Electrical Fire and Explosion Causation
  • Electrical Shock Injury Causation

Failure Analysis & Damage Assessments

  • Appliance and Electronics Defect Analysis
  • Electrical Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Electrical Installation Deficiency Assessments
  • Lightning/Power Surge Damage Assessments

Fire Protection & Code Compliance

  • Electrical Code Compliance Assessments
  • Fire Code and Safety Compliance
  • Fire and Safety Inspections and Consultations
  • Fire Protection and Alarm System Evaluations
  • Fire, Electrical, and Chemical Hazards Analysis

Litigation & Subrogation Support

  • First- and Third-Party Claims
  • K9 Accelerant Detection
  • Evidence Collection and Storage
  • Expert Testimony
  •  
Property Damage & Builder’s Risk Consulting

Property Damage & Builder’s Risk Consulting

  • Investigation/Component Failure Analysis
  • Destructive Testing
  • Product Compliance Analysis
  • Pre-existing Condition Identification
  • Date of Manifestation
  • Upgrade Code and Ordinance Analysis
  • Deferred Maintenance Analysis
  • Fire & Smoke Assessments
  • Cause and Origin Assessment – Fire
  • Cause and Origin Assessment – Explosion (Overpressure Event)
  • Cause and Origin Assessment – Electrical Shock Injury
  • Industrial Process Systems and Equipment
  • Electrical Systems (low, medium and high voltage)
  • Fire Protection and Alarm Systems Evaluations
  • Fire, Electrical and Chemical Hazard Analysis
  • Emergency Back-up Systems (Generators & UPS)
  • Lightning/Power Surge Investigation
  • Failure Analysis/Damage Assessment – Appliance and Electronic Component
  • Failure Analysis/Damage Assessment – Electrical Equipment
  • Failure Analysis/Damage Assessment – Electrical Installation Deficiency
  • Failure Analysis/Damage Assessment – Lightning Power Surge
  • K9 Accelerant Detection
  • Catastrophic (CAT) Response Team
  • Appraisal (Appraiser/Umpire)
  • Clerk of the Works

 

Construction Defect Litigation &  Subrogation

Construction Defect Litigation & Subrogation

  • Investigation/Component Failure Analysis
  • Destructive Testing
  • Product Compliance Analysis
  • Pre-existing Condition Identification
  • Date of Manifestation
  • Upgrade Code and Ordinance Analysis
  • Deferred Maintenance Analysis
  • Contract Compliance Analysis
  • Performance Failure Analysis
  • Design Failure Analysis
  • Component Failure Analysis
  • Product Failure Analysis
  • Causation Analysis

 

Contract Disputes/Surety

Contract Disputes/Surety

  • Default/Termination Analysis
  • Exposure Analysis
  • Contract Status Evaluations
  • Cost-to-Complete Analysis
  • Contract Analysis and Audit
  • Constructability Review
  • Change Order Analysis
  • Schedule & Cost Analysis
  • Entitlement Analysis
  • Bid Review
  • Measured Mile Analysis
  • Dispute Resolution Services

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Litigation Support

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Litigation Support

  • Building Product Compliance Analysis
  • Demonstrative Models
  • Graphic Presentations
  • Deposition Testimony
  • Trial Testimony
  • ADR Testimony
  • ADR – Mediation
  • ADR – Arbitration
  • ADR – Non-binding Arbitration
  • ADR – Early Neutral Arbitration
  • ADR – Judicial Reference Assistance
  • Appraisal (Appraiser/Umpire)
  • Discovery and Deposition Assistance
  • Deposition Summary
  • Document Management and Organization
  • Data, Document and Image Management

 

PRIMARY CONTACTS

David A. VanDerostyne
David A. VanDerostyne, PE, SE
Executive Manager

Phone: (509) 226-1488

Email: dvanderostyne@mkainc.com

Kenneth W. Ashcraft
Kenneth W. Ashcraft, CFEI
Resource Lead

Phone: (850) 478-8399

Email: kashcraft@mkainc.com

Paul J. Castellano
Paul J. Castellano, PE
Resource Lead

Phone: (813) 288-8881

Email: pcastellano@mkainc.com

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