Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.


Facility Condition Assessments

Our engineers have inspected thousands of structures and provide easy-to-understand reports.


The average age of commercial buildings in the United States is 56 years old. That highlights the importance of Facility Condition Assessments to identify issues and ensure the property is fit for its designed loading. We regularly conduct FCA’s on properties of all sizes and uses – commercial, residential and public. These inspections are invaluable for maintaining the physical condition of assets, identifying and prioritizing maintenance needs, and the development of capital budgets. Our engineers provide a thorough, straightforward report card with recommendations to extend the life of these assets. 

We’ve teamed up with Paper Airplane to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to create accurate 3D models of facility. Paper Airplane’s data analytics allows for forecasting maintenance needs and repair budgets.

To talk about your property, contact Justin Bayer in Colorado and Jennah Stanton in Arizona.

 

Publications List

The experts at Knott Laboratory have been published in many engineering journals. While most of these essays are quite detailed, these short abstracts express a summary of the overall papers that were published.

Forensic Engineering Use of Computer Animation and Graphics

Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
December, 2006

Newest Trends in Accident Reconstruction

The Lawyer’s LogBook, Vol. 2, No. 5
2013

Experts in the Field

Our forensic engineers are experts in accident reconstruction, failure analysis and cause & origin. Our forensic engineers work directly with our in-house animation department to create state-of-the-art forensic animations for use in court, arbitration, mediation or settlement negotiations.

Stanley C. Stoll, M.Eng., P.E., DFE, CFEI, CVFI

CEO - Principal Engineer

(970) 640-5928
sstoll@knottlab.com

Cade R. Caldwell, P.E.

Director of Engineering

(303) 925-1900
ccaldwell@knottlab.com

Kyle T. Wieghaus, Ph.D., P.E.

Director of Engineering

(970) 631-5290
kwieghaus@knottlab.com

Tim R. Phelan, M.S., P.E., S.E, M.L.S.E.

Director of Engineering

(303) 925-1900
tphelan@knottlab.com

Scott B. Hargrove, P.E.

Structural Engineer

(303) 925-1900
shargrove@knottlab.com
Karl P. Mertens, M.S., P.E.

Karl P. Mertens, M.S., P.E.

Structural Engineer

(719) 493-8364
kmertens@knottlab.com

View Samples of our Work

Since 1982, Knott Laboratory has been providing comprehensive forensic engineering and computer animation services to reconstruct accidents.

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High Profile Cases

Knott Laboratory has become the leader in forensic engineering and computer animation by investigating high profile cases and conveying our analysis effectively during litigation.