Photogrammetry, in short, is the practice of making measurements from photographs. Taking digital photographs in a planned sequence, then having those photographs digested by specialty software which stitches the photos into a model is the most common technique. The output is typically a drawing, map, or some graphical construct where one can query and obtain useful data. The use of photogrammetry in documenting property loss situations is not necessarily new, but recent developments in software leading to richer and more useful “models” are noteworthy for our industry.
Thornton Tomasetti’s property loss consulting PLC and forensics professionals possess a depth of project experience and expertise. They have worked on everything from investigations involving high-rise buildings and bridge collapses to stadium roof failures and fire damage at a meat packaging plant. The PLC practice’s mechanical and electrical team recently moved into the wind power industry.
Thornton Tomasetti’s engineering and architecture professionals help insurance companies, loss adjusters and construction lawyers analyse pre- and post-loss risks, defects, damage and property claims arising from natural or man-made perils.
At the heart of our practice is the forensic investigation of damage to structures, which includes cause and origin analyses, engineering assessments for reinstatement and remedial works design.