What is an Expert Witness?
An expert witness in structural engineering is someone who can provide testimony about the strength and stability of a building or other structure. This expert will have experience designing, constructing, and inspecting buildings, and will be able to assess the safety of a structure based on its design and construction. In some cases, one of our engineers may be asked to provide an opinion about whether a particular building code was followed during construction. In other cases, our engineers may be asked to investigate the cause of a collapse or other failure. An engineer who serves as an expert witness must be able to clearly explain their opinion to a judge or jury, and must be able to withstand questioning from the opposing side.