TAMPA, Fla. – Armstrong Forensic Engineers (Armstrong), announced the addition of civil/structural forensic analysis as a new firm practice. Key to this strategic move is the appointment of Wade Sticht, P.E., who will be working out of the company’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Almost any residential, industrial, or civil engineering structure may fail under extreme conditions such as high wind, flood, subsidence, or earthquake. Forensic structural engineering analysis is the evaluation of design, materials, and methods used in the construction of a structure and the determination of loading and stability factors that may have contributed to its failure.
Sticht is a senior damage and failure consultant with a background in civil engineering. He is a specialist in forensic structural and civil engineering investigations, construction defect evaluations, building envelope and moisture intrusion problems, wind/hail and earthquake damage evaluations, claim appraisal work, subrogation potential, product failure analysis, and slip and fall analysis. He has performed hundreds of investigations for insurance companies, attorneys, and property owners.

"Wade’s experience in structural engineering investigations will equip our company to better serve clients in the crucial area of structural defects and weather damage evaluations," says Jeffrey D. Armstrong, P.E., company founder.

Sticht is a licensed Professional Engineer experienced with wood, masonry, concrete, and steel design. Past design projects include single and multi-family residential, light commercial and low-rise steel framed buildings, precast concrete parking structures, retaining walls, and similar small structures.

Armstrong Forensic Engineers is a national forensic services firm providing technical consulting to legal, insurance, and corporate clients. The firm offers forensic engineering services and expert testimony related to mechanical, biomechanical, and civil-structural engineering failures and accidents. Rapid Response inspections are provided throughout the United States from offices located in Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Salt Lake City, and Tampa.

Armstrong’s Salt Lake Office is located at 767 South Automall Drive, Suite 1, American Fork, UT 84003. Visit Armstrong Forensic at www.armstrongforensic.com or call (888) 330-6280.