Services and Expertise

SCE have over 70 years' combined experience in the undertaking of specialist forensic engineering investigations, and have an extensive understanding of the legal requirements, framework and documentation required for this type of investigation.

SCE know that not only do you need a report that can successfully rebuke an opposing opinion, but also produce one that can stand up to cross examination as well. SCE puts substantial time, thought and effort into every report that is produced to ensure a high quality product.

We have carried out forensic investigations for insurers and loss adjusters of open cut mine sites around the country in Queensland & Western Australia.

SCE also carry out work on sites that have been subject to mine subsidence. We have been engaged by both private clients and Mine Subsidence Board / Subsidence Advisory directly to carry out forensic investigations in Chain Valley Bay on the NSW Central Coast.

SCE's Civil and Ground Engineering services and expertise in relation to excavations, retaining walls and excavation suppot systems includes analysis, design and construction review of such structures, as well as the forensic investigation of a failureor movement of the structures.

The range of structures designed and investigated by SCE over many years has included:

Building basement excavations and shoring systems.

Retaining walls and revetments.

Ground anchors, rock bolts and soil nails.

Reinforced soil walls, soil nail walls and shotcrete walls.

Tunnels and shafts.

Roads, highways and reinforced earth embankments.

SCE's extensive experience in the investigation of ground engineering structure failures (designed and constructed by others), has also provided SCE with an important resource database on what can go wrong, as well as the ways in which construction problems and failures can be avoided.

If you would like additional information on Forensic Investigations, please see the PDFs below.

If you would like to view case studies relating to forensic engineering, click here.

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