We solve the technical aspects of building damage insurance claims and legal cases, by investigating how structures, components or systems failed to perform as expected. Our clients include insurance companies, solicitors and property owners.

Ian Kavanagh

Ian is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of Engineers Ireland and the Association of Consulting Forensic Engineers. He has a BSc degree in Structural Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Building Repair & Conservation from Trinity College Dublin. With 20 years of professional experience, he first worked as a Structural Engineer with a large multi-disciplinary firm, before working for specialist firms dealing with the investigation of property damage and liability claims. Ian has acted as an expert witness in numerous High Court and Circuit Court cases, including expert witness testimony more than 10 times. 


Simon Griffin

Simon is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland. He has a BEng degree in Structural Engineering and 16 years of engineering experience. His first ten years were with a leading engineering consultancy, where he was responsible for the engineering design of multiple large and small projects, including some very large buildings in the Middle East. He has particular experience and qualifications in building safety design as the Project Supervisor Design Process. Simon has prepared over 1,000 technical reports into the causes of damaged buildings including multiple High Court construction litigation cases. 

Craig Morgan

Craig is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland. He has a Masters degree in Architectural Engineering, which merges structural engineering design with the architectural design of buildings. He has 9 years of structural engineering experience while based in design offices in Dublin and London, including design and oversight on multiple large-scale refurbishment, underpinning and basement projects. Craig’s forensic engineering experience includes damaged buildings caused by subsidence, landslip, fire, pyrite and burst water pipes.       


Orla Kavanagh

Orla is the firm’s Accounts Manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of the firm’s accounts and administration. She has a BA degree in Business Management and 14 years of experience in management, marketing and sales.


Specialist Resources

Our investigations are supplemented by specialist consultants in:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Metallurgy
  • Meteorology
  • Analytical Geochemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Building Physics