When property, mechanical systems and machinery are damaged we provide technical answers pertaining to causation, scope of damages, repair versus replacement and recommendations to expedite repairs in order to help reduce or eliminate business interruption.

Forte provides investigative engineering for complex structural damage issues, mechanical failure, electrical mishaps, HVAC damages, failure or damages to heavy machinery such as turbines, conveyors, mining equipment, stone crushing equipment, boring equipment, vertical lift systems (elevators / escalators), and the like.

Our team of experts establish causation, forecast approximate downtime and provide recommendations to expedite repairs.  This saves our clients money by resolving disputes and minimizing business interruption.


  • Construction

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Geotechnical Engineering

  • HVAC Damage and Failure

  • Materials and Metallurgical

  • Mechanical/Machinery Damage and Failure

  • OHSA Compliance Consulting

  • Property Risk Assessment

  • Structural Damage and Failure


Lloyd’s, international (re)insurers, insurance claims adjusters, insurance brokers and insureds use our services for specialty insurance claims in sectors that include construction, industrial and manufacturing, oil and gas, power and renewables, engineering and chemical.

We help to establish loss causation, minimize business interruption and expedite repairs.


When property or machinery is damaged or fails you want to make sure the investigative engineer understands the nuances of the sector.  With almost 1,000 engineers and 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 and Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power and Renewables
  • Real Estate
  • Trucking
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