Forensic Investigation

We would like to believe we live in a perfect world but there are occasions whereby constructed structures and the engineering science and theories behind do not correlate and perform as expected.

Engineering failures can result from excessive settlement, deflection, failures related to further supporting structural distortion or even collapse, causing loss of integrity or extensive damage. As part of their investigation work, Forensic Engineers will collate, analyse and review and recommend the most suitable safe and accurate method of carrying out a detailed inspection, conducting field tests and collecting samples for further detailed laboratory tests.

Often, Forensic Engineers are called upon as Expert Witnesses in litigation cases where the courts rely upon the opinions of experts to provide technical explanations to the causes of failures. STATS engineers have a sound understanding of engineering principals and carry out further assessment of materials and construction specifications, analysis, construction processes, design models and also the possible effects of unpredicted environmental causes that lead to the observed failures.

Forensic Investigation - Slope failure assessment
Slope failure assessment
Forensic Investigation - Slope failure assessment
Slope failure assessment
Forensic Investigation - Pavement failure assessment
Pavement failure assessment
Forensic Investigation - Cliff stability assessment
Cliff stability assessment
Forensic Investigation - Bridge assessment
Bridge assessment
Forensic Investigation - Hardstand pavement assessment
Hardstand pavement assessment


We continue to grow our offices and laboratories and our presence in the Pilbara, Midwest, Goldfields Great Southern and also overseas in Singapore. Our professionals are Chartered Engineers of Australia and Members of Australia Geomechanics Society. Our laboratories are NATA and SINGLAS accredited in line with ISO-17025 covering management, technical implementation and maintenance. STATS Australia Head Office Perth is proud to announce we have achieved ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 45001-2018 certificates