JOIST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Balcony Collapse Incites Contracting Lawsuit JOIST Expert Case

Balcony Collapse Incites Contracting Lawsuit

…  the building contractor’s maintenance of the supporting joists and erosion control was brought into question. A following investigation concluded that the wooden joists supporting the balcony were allegedly completely rotten, and had been …

Biomechanics Expert Opines on Death of Construction Worker JOIST Expert Case

Biomechanics Expert Opines on Death of Construction Worker

…  a dynamic load of cross braces on open webbed steel joists went fatally awry when the operator was fatally pinned while attempting …  the frame of the basket and the base of the open webbed joists. He died of asphyxiation, and an expert in biomechanics was needed to …

Deck Collapse Related to Structural Weaknesses JOIST Expert Case

Deck Collapse Related to Structural Weaknesses

This case involves a collapsed deck at a lake house. A group of twelve college students were spending their spring vacation at a large lake house. The students and their friends, a party of 25, were socializing on the house’s 11’ by 14’ wooden deck.  …