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When Buildings Break

ZFE provides easy-to-comprehend structural engineering expertise that allows clients to make educated decisions based on a concrete understanding of the what, why, and how of building damage and failure.

Taking the guesswork out of building assessments.

ZFE does full scale structural damage assessments.

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Finding the Cause of Damage

Wind. Rain. Snow. Fire. Human error in design.

When you hire Zachry Forensic Engineering, LLC to investigate the cause and extent of structural damage, you can rest assured that ZFE will fully investigate the actual cause and extent of the damage.


When buildings break - when they are damaged or fail - figuring out the cause and extent is complicated and requires the right technical expertise. 

With over 20 years in structural design and forensic structural engineering, ZFE has the technical experience - and the interpersonal skills - to assess the full situation and present the findings in cohesive, easy-to-understand language.

Whether the damage or failure results from a weather phenomenon, industrial accident, poor engineering design, building code interpretation, or maintenance and operation, ZFE's extensive experience will lead to a complete investigation and assessment of the cause and extent of the damage, and when necessary, the scope of repairs.

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When you work with ZFE, you get expert knowledge, and credible, unbiased answers.


  • Expert witness & litigation support

  • Substandard construction

  • Code upgrade & compliance

  • Exposure & vulnerability assessments

  • Building envelope evaluation

  • Construction accident investigation

  • Foundation & structural examinations

  • Water intrusion

  • Wind damage (including hurricane & tornado)

  • Flood damage

  • Wind vs. water determinations

  • Earthquake damage & seismic evaluations

  • Snow loading damage

  • Structure settlement

  • Vehicle impacts

  • Tree impacts

  • Fire & explosion damage assessments


  • Wood Framing

  • Structural Steel

  • Steel Joists

  • Cast-in-Place Concrete

  • Pre-cast Concrete

  • Cold Formed Metal Framing

  • Masonry

  • Stucco

  • Siding

  • Brick Veneers​

  • Roofing

  • Windows

  • Doors

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Meet ZFE

About Our Company

With more than 20 years experience in design and forensic structural engineering, Zachry Forensic Engineering, LLC provides unbiased, expert opinions and analysis for construction defect, building damage, construction site accidents, and large loss insurance claims.

Allen Zachry, PE, SE - Owner and Principal Engineer - has a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and is licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah.


Years of Experience


Projects Completed


Business Partners

Allen Zachry, PE, SE

Owner/ Principal Engineer,

Zachry Forensics Engineering, LLC

Our Clients

ZFE Works With a Range of Clients in the Insurance, Legal, Construction, and Building Management Fields.

Broken building? If you need a site inspection, an engineer's report, scope of repairs, or expert testimony, ZFE is right for you!


Insurance In-house Counsel

Insurance Adjusters

Independent Adjusters

Property Managers

HOA Representatives

Building Owners

Restoration Contractors


ZFE has extensive experience investigating construction defects, weather and fire-related damage, building condition, and construction accidents. Below are just a few of the major projects ZFE has completed.

Industrial building roof collapse
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