When, property, mechanical systems or machinery are damaged by fire, property owners and insurers will often want to discover the origin and cause in order to ensure the claim is valid and to identify potential subrogation options.

With a national network of experts, we’re able to get to the damaged property quickly before vital evidence is lost.  As you would expect, our experts work to recognized standards that include the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 921 (Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations) and they offer a vast bank of knowledge, certifications and experience having investigated hundreds of fires.


When damage or failure occurs the consultants and technical specialists at Forte perform thorough investigations of the machinery, structure or building system and opine as to:

  • cause
  • safety
  • new damage versus pre-existing
  • anticipated downtime
  • recommendations for repair


  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Fire Origin and Cause
  • Geotechnical
  • HVAC Damage and Failure
  • Materials and Metallurgical
  • Mechanical/Machinery Damage and Failure
  • OHSA Compliance Consulting
  • Property Risk Assessment
  • Structural Damage and Failure


When property or machinery is damaged or fails you want to make sure the consultant understands the nuances of the sector.  With over 1,200 consultants and technical specialists, Forte has in depth knowledge and experience across a broad range of sectors.

  • Chemical and Refining
  • Higher Education
  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Public Sector
  • Retail/Logistics
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power and Renewables
  • Real Estate
  • Trucking

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