Moisture Intrusion

Moisture intrusion can occur as a result of component and cladding failure


Moisture intrusion into the building envelope, also known as building envelope failure, can go undetected for years resulting in the major decay of structural elements. Moisture intrusion can occur as a result of component and cladding failure (including EIFS and stucco), roofing failure, product defects and construction errors. Building envelope failure can also be the result of poor ventilation in enclosed cavities. No matter what the case, Knott Laboratory can determine the cause and origin of the damage.

All of Knott Laboratory’s structural engineers are qualified to enter and conduct investigations in structures known to have asbestos spills.

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., CFEI, CVFI

Director of Structural Engineering

(970) 640-5928
sstoll@knottlab.com

Cade R. Caldwell, P.E.

Engineering Manager

(303) 925-1900
ccaldwell@knottlab.com

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

Engineering Manager

(970) 631-5290
kwieghaus@knottlab.com

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

Engineering Manager

(303) 925-1900
tphelan@knottlab.com

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

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