Daniel Building Investigations (DBI) serves owners, builders, contractors, suppliers, and insurance and legal communities with top technical experts and industry leading testing resources. It is a multi-disciplinary team of professional engineers, structural engineers, material scientists, and chemists committed to providing sound and clear technical answers and practical solutions to the construction industry’s most challenging problems. With our technical expertise, extensive experience, and available Associates; we can provide our clients with state-of-the-art analytical, field, and laboratory diagnostic testing capabilities. This allows us to identify, collect, and analyze critical data required to clearly understand and solve the most complex construction problems.
DBI and its Associates specialize in the investigation of building enclosures (roofs, wall and windows), building science, structural evaluations, and construction administration disputes. Building enclosure expertise includes all types of exterior wall systems, roofing systems, foundations, and window/fenestration systems. Our structural engineers specialize in reinforced and prestressed concrete, steel, and timber structures; including building frames, facades, decks, bridges, towers, and tanks.
DBI investigates and identifies causal deficiencies attributed to design, construction, deferred maintenance, and/or owner operation that lead to problems of structural and building related distress, water intrusion, mold and rot, and costly damages. DBI’s investigations are thorough and based on scientific methods that utilize document review, visual inspection, invasive openings, field testing, material property evaluations, and codes and standards assessments. When necessary, laboratory testing of construction elements is utilized. Testing, whether in the laboratory or the field, is performed under realistic and representative service conditions.