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Explore new topics every month with Knott Laboratory's Blog on recent industry updates, ongoing projects, the latest events, and helpful insight from our renowned team.


Knott Laboratory’s Blog is a collaborative school of thought from our expert team of engineers who have worked on over 18,000 failure analysis cases nationwide for the legal and insurance industries, as well as for local and national businesses.


What is an Event Data Recorder?


Event Data Recorders are a highly useful tool in accident reconstruction.

Facility Condition Assessments and the Role of an Engineer


An engineer can be a valuable fiduciary for property owners and managers by working to help establish maintenance programs…

Knott Laboratory works with Property Managers

HOA Communities: When Should You Contact an Engineer?


This article helps community managers, board members, and contractors understand when you can or should contact an engineer.

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All About Event Data Recorders (EDR) - Part 1

Water Filter Maintenance Prevents Component Degradation


Whole-home water filter systems are installed in residential applications to improve the overall quality of the household…

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Effective Visualizations that Don’t Break the Bank


Effective verbal communication alone is not the most effective means for jurors to comprehend and retain information.

Knott Laboratory Responds to Coronavirus


Knott Laboratory would like you to know that we are wishing you the best during this strange and difficult time.

Fire Investigations & Enhanced Soot Deposition


Every expert conducting a fire or explosion investigation will use NFPA 921 to help ensure the investigation is done…

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How to Repair Sagging Floors in Older Structures?


One of the most common inspections we perform at Knott Laboratory involves sagging or deflecting floor systems.

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What Fails in Applicance Water Solenoid Valves?


Water solenoid valves are common in everyday life and are frequently found in residential appliance applications