With ever-increasing estimates in insured damage for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria, the strain on infrastructure and resources to repair them is not abating. Harvey is currently being reported by the Governor of Texas as costing up to $180 billion, media reports estimate up to $85 billion for Irma (mostly in Puerto Rico), and now Maria has varying estimates of losses of up to $30 billion.
In a seemingly endless run of natural catastrophes, there are swathes of the Caribbean, USA and now Latin America that are laid to ruin. With wildly varying repair estimates running up to $200 billion, the hurricanes alone could be the costliest ever seen, now notwithstanding Mexico City reeling from the latest 7.1 magnitude quake.
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.