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Element Analytical, PLLC - engineering analysis, investigation, inspection, services

  • 1.888.875.5973 (phone/fax)
  • Post Office Box 1091
  • Knightdale, NC 27545
  • NC PE Firm #P-0658
  • VA PE Firm #0413000319
  • SC PE Firm # 4164

Providing Engineering Analysis, Investigation, and Inspection Solutions

Call for consultation to determine how we can meet your engineering analysis, inspection or investigation needs.


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General : Laboratory Facility and Services expanding

Posted on 7/13/2012 (3812 reads)
   As we continue to grow and strive to expand our capabilities to serve your needs, we acquired an adjacent space for use as a laboratory facility..  The climate-controlled space offers excellent lighting and large work-spaces.  Multiple examination tables permit comfortable inspection of items and side-by-side comparisons.  As always, tolls and equipment needs never seem to cease, but current apparatus include:
  • 2x-225x Stereo Boom Microscope with LED light and digital camera
  • Portable digital microscope (20-200x) with integral LED light and available boom stand
  • Calibrated oven
  • Infrared camera
  • Shore Hardness Durometer (Type D)
  • Digital force gauge (500 lbs capacity) with computer interface
  • Hydraulic test bench with pressure, flow, and temperature capability
  • 300 psi hydraulic test pump
  • Flow meters and regulators for air/gas testing (high and low pressure) and portability for field system testing
  • Data logging thermocouple system with up to 24 simultaneous channels
  • Video documentation capability
  • Thermo-hygrometers
  • Moisture meters
  • 120/240 volt electrical connections
  • Dedicated lap[top for digital microscopes and data logging
  • Assorted tools and supplies for many inspection needs.
    Not only is the space intended for our in-house use, but we designed the laboratory facility so that others can independently utilize the laboratory for evidence examinations and testing. 

   Contact us (888-875-5973/ to discuss availability and arrangements for your use.  Stay tuned for updates on expanding capabilities.... 

General : TCFE Update

Posted on 11/16/2011 (3562 reads)

On October 1, 2011, Mike assumed the role of Executive Committee Chair for ASCE's Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE), and he will hold that post until September 30, 2012. Mike recently rerturned from Council meetings in San Francisco, where TCFE members engaged in several activities, including planning for the 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering (6th Congress) October 31 - November 3, 2012, in San Francisco.  Council memebers also worked on the following upcoming publications: the 2nd Edition of Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice, the 2nd Edition of Guidelines for Failure Investigation, and Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering. TCFE's next gathering will take place in Boston in April 2012.

General : Specialized Fire Investigation Training

Posted on 10/20/2011 (3587 reads)

Rob attended the 2011 Fire Investigative Approaches Seminar coordinated by the North Carolina and South Carolina Chapters of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) for 3 days which included a day focused on advanced concepts in fire debris analysis and laboratory capabilities/limitations pertaining to identification of materials. Other topics of discussion during the balance of the sessions attended included legal issues for fire investigators, interviews and interrogation, fire death investigations, and using building electrical systems in fire origin determination.

General : 2011 Structures Congress

Posted on 7/6/2011 (2959 reads)

Mike attended the 2011 Structures Congress in Las Vegas in April where he moderated the session: Performance Issues in Buildings and Structures.  While in Las Vegas, Mike attended executive and technical committee meetings for ASCE's Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE), which is active in producing documents relating to foresnic engineering practice, foresnic engineering investigation, and reduction of engineering failures.  Mike is curently the vice chair of TCFE's executive committee and will take the chair in November 2011.  TCFE is actively planning the 6th Forensic Engineering Congress, slated for San Francisco in November 2012.

General : Newest Element Analytical Family Member

Posted on 4/26/2011 (2656 reads)

Element Analytical welcomes its newest family member, Luke McGraw, born April 26, 2011.  Contragulations to Rob and his family!!

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