Drebelbis Engineering is an architectural/engineering firm specializing in forensic engineering. A Dallas-based company founded in 1996 by James R. Drebelbis, AIA, P.E., our focus is structural, architectural and civil engineering as applied to buildings and site systems.We bring technical engineering knowledge, testimony, and remedy when construction fails to perform and when construction processes derail. Clients are litigation attorneys who are structuring a legal case and insurance companies who need to adjust a claim.
Forensic engineering projects are complex puzzles that often involve multiple building systems. But, our service is more than a technical solution. We provide our clients attorneys and insurance adjusters with timely assessments that honestly present the facts in the case. This approach provides the basis for determining the best strategy to resolve cases. We provide technical expertise through written and/or oral testimony, as required by each project.
Clients appreciate our ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner. We answer essential questions: How and why did a system fail? Were relevant codes or standards met? Were reasonable standards of care observed? Do salvageable components remain? What will it cost to cure the problem?
Drebelbis Engineering addresses a wide variety of architectural and structural engineering issues.
An abbreviated list includes structural, foundation, and slope failures; building code infraction; water and moisture intrusion; moisture and vapor barriers; steel and concrete construction; and building component performance problems including stucco, roofing, flooring, windows, and doors; and masonry. We also provide technical consultation concerning physical conditions involved in slip/trip-and-fall incidences and evaluate the condition of buildings affected by natural disasters and fires.
Our understanding of building types and construction systems includes: site construction and earth retaining structures as well as residential, commercial, manufacturing, and institutional buildings.