Storm Damage Evaluation & Forensic Engineering
The firm’s Principal Engineer, Frank L. Bennardo, P.E., is a forensic expert witness licensed in 25 states in the US including New York and New Jersey since 2002. With over a hundred major building trial cases and thousands of residential storm damage evaluations and forensic inspections in his portfolio including over 100 houses and counting from Superstorm Sandy as of February 1, 2013, he and his firm are in demand to provide unique expert storm damage assessments to assist in insurance claims in storm-affected areas of NY and NJ.
Inspections for insurance cases in New Jersey &
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Case Studies From Our Sandy Damage Inspections
This inspection in Point Pleasant, NJ showed signs of wind damage to roof shingles, siding, Anderson Windows and Sliding Doors, and water damage to wood studs, flooring, foundation. Damages were found to be many times the original insurance estimate and is now up for re-evaluation
This Inspection in Bay Head, NJ was catastrophic, but we were able to find massive amounts of wind damage prior to flood and storm surge, proving coverage for insured residents
Example of Damage from Hurricane Sandy. Only Engineers Field experienced through Florida and Texas storms would understand the cyclical fatigue the anchors and frame underwent on this window in Rockawy Park, NY during Hurricane Sandy
Engineering Express is always prepared – Inspecting storm ravaged areas from Sandy in the worst of conditions using the latest gear and technology
Every detail is accounted for as experts from Engineering Express thoroughly inspect Sandy damage throughout homes to assist in insurance claims
One of the findings from our inspections in Rockaway Park- Look Again: the entire Storefront system was compromised from the wind, not just the broken glass
No Stone Left Unturned
Our specialty is in the evaluation damage
to building fenestration such as
- Deglazed Windows
- Frame Rotation
- Anchor Displacement
Years of Product Evaluation & Field
study to areas such as
- Door & Window Experts
- Wall Cladding & Siding
- Roof, Truss & Foundation Systems
To even the smallest building components,
Our experience benefits you
- Fatigued & Yielded Metals
- Soil Erosion & Foundation Stability
- Flood & Water Damage
Recent Significant Hurricane Damage Evaluation Expert Cases
(Thousands of residences and over 100 complexes and large buildings as of January, 2013):
- Over 100 Homes from Sandy Damage across New Jersey & New York as of January, 2013
- Numerous Bay Head Catastrophic Sandy affected areas, December, 2012
- Numerous Brooklyn, Rockaway Park, & Staten Island commercial & residential properties, December, 2012
- Bay Park Towers, Miami, FL (2012)
- Beach Colony Towers, Miami, FL (2012)
- Sandpiper Condominiums, Miami, FL (2011)
- Kendall Lake Towers Condominium, FL (2011)
- Parkway Towers, Miami, FL (2011)
- Fernwood Condominiums, Miami, FL (2011)
- MedVance Institute, Houston North Campus (2011)
- Los Suenos Apartments, Hialeah, FL (2011)
- Chase Building, Houston, TX (2010)
- University of Phoenix, Houston, TX (2010)
- Peck Plaza, Daytona, FL (2009)
- Timball Shopping Center, Houston, TX (2009)
- Maringate Shopping Center, Houston, TX (2009)
- Portofino Apartments, West Palm Beach, FL (2009)
- Plantation Fashion Mall, Broward County, FL (2009)
- Vision One Condominium, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (2008)
- King Cole Apartments, Miami Beach, FL (2008)
- Vantage View Condominium, Pompano Beach, FL – Federal Grand Jury Trial (2007)
Engineering Express Is now inspecting homes in New York & New Jersey
assisting in Sandy Damage insurance claim assessments. Work is underway in Point Pleasant, Bay Head, Brick, Atlantic City, Toms River, Seaside Heights, Mantoloking & many other areas of New Jersey, and Brooklyn, Staten Island, West Islip & surrounding areas of New York
Our Forensic inspections are frequently assisted by TSSA Storm Safe, Inc. who provide additional expertise & manpower to inspect neighborhoods of homes & the largest of buildings in record time.
TSSA’s Daubert-Challenged protocols have been jointly established to become the national benchmark in storm damage inspection.
Our Latest Storm Damage Evaluation Articles
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Sometimes, with Hurricane Sandy damage, it's quite easy to spot the problem. Notable examples are roofing shingles torn away, bearing soil scoured and...
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I've recently returned from my 6th trip to areas affected by Sandy. Now past the 90 day mark since the massive super storm, I was able to spend time...
When I first got word that I will be deployed to New Jersey to perform Hurricane Sandy initial damage assessment inspections to assist home owners wit...
Written by Malia Rulon Herman and Brian Tumulty Courier-Post Washington Bureau States to get $5.4 billion in first wave of Hurricane Sandy reco...
Engineering Express® is all about solving seemingly impossible engineering challenges, and bringing the highest engineering standard at affordable co...
As I sit here after today’s inspections, I am speechless. My inspection partner and I really haven’t said much since we left Mantoloking, NJ. It w...
This morning, after reviewing the damage we witnessed yesterday, we set out in the cold crisp air to provide more hurricane damage assessments, but th...
I landed here in New York for my storm damage inspection assignments and as you’ll read in my last blog post was excited to get started and get to h...
With our 4th team deployed to New York & New Jersey, 80+ Sandy Damage Inspections and counting, 9 presentations given to hundreds of affected home...
My 4th trip to inspect Sandy damage landed me in Atlantic City, NJ. Over 100 miles from earlier inspections in Rockaway Park, NY, the wind and surge...
During my third visit to Inspect homes damaged by Hurricane – Superstorm Sandy, I was offered the opportunity to tour Bay Head, New Jersey. Just a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2012 CONTACT: Alec Gerlach, (202) 224-4159 In Wake of Sandy, Bill Would Improve Nation’s Resiliency to...
Three weeks ago, I was asked to look at homes in Rockaway Park NY damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Beyond my surprise of the duct tape I spoke of in my r...
I've returned from a day of building inspections in Rockaway Park NY damaged from Hurricane Sandy. I was prepared to relive the memories of visiti...