Hurricane Ian Support

Experienced CAT Response Engineers

With Hurricane Ian tied for the 5th strongest U.S. mainland hurricane landfall on record and becoming one of the costliest U.S. hurricanes, Caliber Forensics continues to maintain presence in Florida. Our team of engineers is experienced with numerous catastrophic hurricanes, including distinguishing damage from wind versus flood or storm surge.

Through investigation, reporting, and expert testimony, Caliber Forensics provides engineering assistance for claims professionals, attorneys, and property owners who need to know the root cause and extent of damage to buildings, as well as what repairs are required to bring the structure back to a pre-loss condition. Our experience encompasses a wide variety of structures, including religious facilities, educational campuses, office buildings, sports facilities, retail centers, and residences.

COMMUNICATION

A cohesive claims experience with frequent contact and clear answers to the questions at hand.

EFFICIENCY

A honed workflow, that allows swift investigation and report turnaround, at a fair and reasonable cost.

EXPERTISE

Professional opinions, founded on scientific methods, physical evidence, and sound reasoning.

MEET THE PRINCIPALS

Glen E Smith, MS, PE founded Caliber Forensics in 2018 to provide industry-leading assistance to adjusters and claims managers, litigation support for attorneys, and help for owners who have suffered property damage. With over 18 years of engineering experience, which has entailed laboratory research, structural design, and forensics, Glen has investigated a wide range of commercial and residential structures for foundation failures, failed structural components, fire damage, explosion damage, storm (tornado, hurricane, high wind, and surge) damage, roof damage, structural collapse, water intrusion, construction defects, and code compliance, as well as supervised and reviewed thousands of forensic inspections of other engineers. Prior to his forensic experience, he managed, designed, analyzed, and administered construction of numerous religious facilities, educational buildings, office buildings, sports facilities, retail buildings, and high-end residences, utilizing steel, concrete, wood, and masonry. Additionally, he inspected existing structures and designed major structural renovations for reuse and remodeling.
Scott D Abraham, PE joined Caliber Forensics in 2022. Scott has over 17 years of engineering experience in design, construction, procurement, and forensic analysis of a wide variety of construction types throughout the United States and abroad. He has provided services in support of insurance carriers, attorneys, building owners, design professionals, contractors, and the federal government. His experience includes failure analysis relating to structural damage, soil instability, foundation movement, pavement performance, and underground utilities. He has also evaluated contract compliance, runoff analysis, and various site conditions. His extensive analysis and design experience combined with his educational background enables him to analyze a wide variety of failures.  His experience also includes catastrophe response involving hurricane winds, storm surge, tornadoes, floods, and hail. In addition, he executed construction projects in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (IF) by coordinating with local Iraqi government officials, U.S. Army civilian affairs personnel, and USACE project managers.
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