Forensic Engineering, Consulting, and Litigation Experts in Maryland.

Our experts are ready to tackle your complex project

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  • PE
  • CFEI
  • CFII
  • CVFI
  • HAAG
  • MEEE
  • PhD
  • ACTAR
  • CBT
  • CPBI
  • CCE
  • Drone Pilot

Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical, Safety, Building Codes & Structures, Piping Systems, Gas Delivery Systems, Marine/Naval, OSHA, T&D Expert

Walter K. Rothfuss

PE, CFEI, CFII
President, Forensic Engineer

Fires & Explosions, Vehicle Failures, CFD, Computational Analysis, Thermal Systems, and Flow Systems, Roof Expert

Young J. Jun

PE, CFEI, CVFI, CFII, HAAG
Vice President, Mechanical Engineer

Materials, Metallurgical & Fracture Consultation, Analysis, Testing, Forensic Expert

Marjorie Erickson

PhD
Mechanical and Materials Engineer

Fire & Explosions, Building Codes, OSHA, Residential & Commercial Construction, Drone Pilot, Forensics Expert

Ben Ensor

EIT, CFEI, Drone Pilot
Mechanical Engineer

NEC, UL, CSA, ATEX, Electrical Software/Hardware Systems, Electrical Distribution Systems, Forensics Expert

Timothy Geis

PE, MEEE
Electrical Engineer

Electrical Fires, Grounding, Shock, Commercial & Residential Electrical Systems, Buiding Wiring, Optical & Laser, Electrical Control Systems Expert

Christoph J. Flaherty

PE, CFEI
Electrical Engineer

File, Photograph, & Report Management, Client Communication Expert

Angie Purper

Office Administrator

Financial Manager

Chong Ok Lim

Corporate Secretary/Treasurer

Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Accident Investigation, Drone Expert

Gregory Russell

ACTAR
Accident Reconstructionist

Commercial, Residential, & Vehicle Fires, Master Fire Fighter, Bomb & Blast Expert

Donny J. Boyd

CFEI, CVFI, CBT, CPBI
Engineering Technologies

Energy & Related Systems, Mechanical, Structural, Equipment Failures, Geothermal, Marine Power Systems, OSHA, MOSHA, IAQ & HVAC Expert

Matthew A. Carr

PE, PhD
Mechanical Engineer

Structural, Forensic, Construction Engineering, Cost & Scheduling Services, Site Design Services, Structural Damage Evaluation Expert

Anthony V. Colicchio Jr.

PE, CCE
Civil/Structural Engineer

Services & Capabilities

Rothfuss Engineering Company has been providing technical services & litigation support since 1978 for private industry, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Veterans Administration, General Services Administration, insurance, public utility & legal industries.

Fire & Explosion Investigation
Fire & Explosion Investigation
Scene documentation, origin & cause investigation, CFEI, engineers & investigators, CVFI & CFII
Gas & Water Pipeline Distribution System
Gas & Water Pipeline Distribution System
Leak Testing, Equipment Testing, Gas Migration Evaluation, Gas Collection & Evaluation, Meter & Regulator Inspection
Water Intrusion & Mold Inspection
Water Intrusion & Mold Inspection
Origin & cause of the water intrusion & mold growth analysis
Roof & Chimney Failure Inspection
Roof & Chimney Failure Inspection
Roof damage evaluation caused by weather related events, age, fraud claims, etc
Machinery & Mechanical Accidents & Failures
Machinery & Mechanical Accidents & Failures
Examination of failed machinery, gas & fluid distribution systems, utility equipment & other mechanical systems
Construction & Structural Accidents & Failures
Construction & Structural Accidents & Failures
Weather damage, structural collapse, foundation failures, construction defects & design error inspection
Electrical Failures
Electrical Failures
Residential & commercial electrical fire, circuit board & other electronics failures, personal injury, code & standards evaluation
Sprinkler System Inspections
Sprinkler System Inspections
Evaluation of sprinkler system failures & determination of proper installment
Computational Analysis & 3D CAD Modeling
Computational Analysis & 3D CAD Modeling
Computational fluid analysis. Finite element analysis. Fire & explosion simulation. 3D CAD modeling. Full scale reconstruction
Accident Reconstruction
Accident Reconstruction
Documentation, evaluation, & investigation of incidents that involve automotive, locomotive, & maritime vehicles
Personal Injury Claims
Personal Injury Claims
Documentation & examination of slip & fall claims, safety & OSHA regulations, & fraudulent claims
Black Box Recovery
Black Box Recovery
Speed, Airbag, Acceleration/Brake information, and other black box data retrieval. Black box data evaluation and report along with accident reconstruction
O.E.M. Product Analysis
O.E.M. Product Analysis
Short-term and Long-term cyclic testing, Overall Product evaluation and testing. Durability and Functionality Testing. Quality Control and Re-Design Consultation
Advanced Imagery Capabilities
Advanced Imagery Capabilities
360 degree imaging & microscopic imaging & evaluation
Metallurgical & Material Sciences
Metallurgical & Material Sciences
Examination of material fatigue, fractures, corrosion, stresses & strains, material identification, & many other material evaluations
Codes & Standards Research
Codes & Standards Research
NFPA, NEC, Building Codes, Residential & Commercial Codes, OSHA, and many more.
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
REC has a team of professionals that can provide litigation & mediation support with experience in the courtroom
FES: Evidence Collection & Preservation
FES: Evidence Collection & Preservation
In house evidence inspection, collection, storage & preservation in a secured, temperature controlled facility.
Drone Services
Drone Services
Drone based aerial photography, video capture, & modeling capabilities.
Design Solutions
Design Solutions
Design solutions including, Calculations, CAD, Simulations, Failure Analysis, and Prints

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.
In which areas are REC experts certified in?
We have certifications in P.E. (Professional Engineer), CFEI (Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator), CVFI (Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator), CFII (Certified Fire Inspection Instructor), Haag Commercial & Residential Roof Inspector, & Haag Wind Damage Inspector, and much more.
2.
What are your rates?
Many factors are considered depending on the nature and the scope of your case/project. REC provides fast and accurate quotes, free of charge. Please contact us and let us know about your case and/or project.
3.
Do I need to have an open case/project with REC in order to utilize REC’s evidence storage and inspection facility?
Certainly not. Even if REC is not actively involved in your case, we are happy to provide a secure storage space for your evidence. Please contact us for rates. We can also provide a controlled inspection space and chain of custody record for your evidence as well.
4.
Does REC offer seminars and/or informative presentations?
Yes. REC has spoken in law/litigation conferences, technical industry meetings and conventions, and even coordinated many private educational seminars covering wide range of topics in forensics, engineering, investigation, and others. Please feel free to contact us to inquire how REC many service your presentation needs.
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