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While allegations of injury occurring on a property owner’s premises are commonplace, the types of incidents reportedly leading up to those allegations—and thus the types of engineers needed to analyze a given situation—can vary widely. Whether we need to determine if an alleged injury is consistent with an incident, if a stair meets code, or anything in between, S-E-A has the associates to assist.

Biomechanical Engineers
Injury mechanismsinjury causation analysisinjury reconstructionMotion Capture testingActivities of Daily Livingforce comparisongait analysis, and more

Civil Engineers
Code/ordinance/standard analysescoefficient of friction/slip resistance evaluationshandicap accessibilitystairways/ramps/handrailsautomatic door close speed standardsdoor swingsparking lotswheel stopswalkways/changes in elevation • floor matspool protection, and more

Civil/Site Engineers
Parking lot designpedestrian ingress/egress ways • ADA accessibilityerrant vehiclesline of sight/visibility analysiscivil site designevaluation of the built environment, and more

Electrical Engineers
Lighting evaluationselectrocutionsautomatic door evaluationsautomatic gate evaluations, and more

Materials Analysts
Floor coatings •  flooring adhesives  mix ratio of anti-skid paints, and more

Mechanical Engineers
HVAC evaluations (for slip and falls from rooftop leaks) •  door evaluationsgate evaluations, and more

S-E-A engineers can assist in conducting these types of premises liability evaluations and more:

  • Apartment complexes 
  • Convenience stores 
  • Fitness centers 
  • Gas stations 
  • Golf courses
  • Government buildings 
  • Grocery store
  • Hospitals/healthcare facilities
  • Hotels/resorts
  • Parking lots
  • Playgrounds
  • Pools
  • Restaurants
  • Retail stores
  • Shopping complexes
  • Theaters
  • Theme parks


S-E-A is a Forensic Engineering Firm with corporate headquarters based in Columbus, OH. S-E-A is a true multi-disciplined failure analysis company with fire investigators, civil engineers, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers. Basically, if it fails or breaks we figure out how and why. 

With 12 offices and over 300 professionals, S-E-A is able to provide an immediate response to our clients' needs regardless of location. Contact S-E-A at 800-782-6851 or via the website under Contact Us or Submit an Assignment.