Omnia Forensis Ingenariae 
"All Things Forensic Engineering"
News and Views for the Forensic Engineer
and Their Legal/Insurance Clients
Richard A. Rice, PE - Editor
Edition XXVIII - November 2018
Editor's Thoughts
Next Was Hurricane Michael
Seemingly out of nowhere came Hurricane Michael. Originally thought to be only a tropical storm threat, it quickly fooled everyone and generated 155 mph winds when it devastated Mexico Beach, FL. Weeks after landfall, there are still recovery operations in place. Amazing.
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Richard A. Rice, PE
In the News...
Budgets Through the Roof!!!
Many construction cases require attorneys to hire forensic engineers to determine where all the money went. Here is a article about the most outrageous costs overruns in construction. Click Here.

More Structural Problems in San Francisco
Many of you have heard about the sinking and leaning Millennium Tower in San Francisco. Now, next to the Millennium Tower, the Salesforce Transit Center has developed structural problems. I do not believe in coincidences where structural engineering is concerned. Click Here.

Witness Litigation Privilege
That expert witnesses are immune from civil litigation, even RICO charges, has been upheld by the Fourth Circuit. Click Here

Goodbye Daubert, Welcome Back Frye
For a time, Daubert was the expert standard in Florida. Now it is back to Frye. For the back story, Click Here.

The Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Violations
If you are a loyal reader of OFI, you should be able to guess the #1 most cited OSHA violation in construction. Click Here to see the answer.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Your Expert Witness
A great article on how attorneys should prepare their expert witnesses for trial. Click Here .

Expert Referrals
I have the privilege to work with many great forensic experts in the United States, Asia and Europe in the fields of Accident Reconstruction, Electrical Failures, Mechanical Failures just to name a few disciplines. Please allow me to refer to you one of these court tested experts for your next insurance claim or legal matter. There is no charge to you. I do not get a finders fee from anyone. This is my way of helping you. Plus, I can help my Forensic Engineering colleagues. Please email me or call 404.395.7441.  

Note:  No warranties, expressed or implied, are made to the suitability of any expert referred to you. Do your homework to make sure you have the right expert.
...about the Editor
Richard A. Rice, PE is President and Forensic Engineer for Mutual Engineering, Inc. - MEI. Because of 30+ years of continuous civil/structural design services, and his early and continued exposure to his friends and families many construction businesses, Mr. Rice is uniquely qualified to provide Civil/Structural Forensic Engineering services to the insurance, legal, and construction industries. Services include building design and construction, roadway design and construction, building inspection and code compliance, building/foundation collapse, construction site incidents, and other property loss subjects. Mr. Rice is a licensed professional engineer in several states, and a Fellow and Board Certified Diplomate of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). Mr. Rice has written a novel and numerous technical articles published in professional journals for NAFE, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), and the Georgia Defense Lawyer Association (GDLA). Please call/email Mr. Rice or visit his company's webpage:

Richard A. Rice, PE - Civil/Structural Engineer
Mutual Engineering, Inc. - MEI
13009 Panhandle Road
Hampton, GA 30228
(Phone): 404.395.7441


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