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2011 Plc Introductory Client Presentation Final


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2011 Plc Introductory Client Presentation Final

  1. 1. Firm and Practice Overview - 2011<br />An Introduction to Thornton Tomasetti<br />Gary Storm<br />Principal<br />Property Loss Consulting Regional Leader<br />February 8, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Among top five structural firms globally<br />Staff of 505 in 22 offices across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Middle East<br />Unique symbiosis of engineering design & forensics<br />2,000 projects currently underway<br />Private partnership founded in 1956<br />Thornton Tomasetti<br />
  3. 3. Offices and Project Locations<br />Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.<br />Chicago, Ill.<br />Dallas, Texas<br />Dubai, U.A.E.<br />Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.<br />Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam<br />Hong Kong, PRC<br />Irvine, Calif.<br />Kansas City, Mo.<br />San Francisco, Calif.<br />Riyadh, Saudi Arabia<br />Shanghai, PRC<br />Washington, D.C.<br />Newark, N.J.<br />Oakland, Calif.<br />Philadelphia, Pa.<br />San Diego, Calif.<br />London, U.K.<br />Los Angeles, Calif.<br />Mumbai, India<br />Moscow, Russia<br />New York, N.Y.<br />
  4. 4. Our Practices and Market Sectors<br />Building Structure<br />Building<br />Skin<br />Building Performance<br />Property LossConsulting<br />ConstructionSupport Services<br />Serving these market sectors<br />> Aviation & Transportation> Commercial> Cultural & Institutional> Education<br />> Parking> Residential> Special Structures> Sports & Entertainment <br />> Government> Healthcare> Hospitality & Gaming> Mission Critical & Data Centers<br />
  5. 5. Buildings <br />Supertall Buildings<br />Long-Span Structures<br />Special Structures<br />Specialty Analysis<br />Project Delivery<br />Building Structure<br />
  6. 6. Building Skin<br />Skin Systems<br />Special Skin Structures<br />Specialty Skin Analysis<br />Innovative Skin Materials<br />Skin Sustainability<br />Building Skin<br />
  7. 7. Forensics<br />Emergency Response<br />Building Envelope<br />Assessment & Renovation<br />Historic Preservation<br />Sustainability – LEED<br />Building Performance<br />
  8. 8. Project Delivery Strategy<br />Connection Design<br />Erection Engineering and Temporary Stability Design<br />Shop Drawing Development<br />Construction Support Services<br />
  9. 9. Our Mission<br />To provide structural, architectural and MEP pre- and post-loss consulting services to insurance companies, their representative attorneys, and adjusters in an effort to evaluate the extent and severity of a loss related to natural or man-made events.<br />Property Loss Consulting<br />
  10. 10. How We Work - PLC Regional Leadership Team <br />East U.S. Sam Cooper<br />West U.S. Bruce Arita<br />Mid-Atlantic / South U.S. Mark Coggin<br />Midwest U.S. Gary Storm<br />Europe / Middle East Lenny Alexander<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  11. 11. Property Loss Consulting Services<br />Scope of Damage <br />Determination<br />Responding to these types of insurance claims<br />Property and Casualty<br />Builders’ Risk<br />Construction Defect<br />Liability<br />E & O<br />Surety<br />Cause & Origin Investigation<br />Building Code Evaluation<br />Expert Witness & Litigation Support<br />Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />Related to these causes<br />Natural or<br />Man-made Events<br />
  12. 12. Scope of Damage Determination<br />
  13. 13. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Earthquake Damage to SPK Fish Plant, Coronel, Chile<br />Surveyed earthquake damage to buildings, grounds and equipment.<br />Analyzed proposed repairs to separate maintenance and improvement work from reinstatement work.<br />Evaluated repair/replacement options to reduce potential BI.<br />Oversaw ongoing reconstruction and remedial repair operations.<br />
  14. 14. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Escondido, California<br />San Diego Wild Animal Park<br />2007 California Wildfires<br />GPS measurement of plus-10 miles of rugged terrain fencing. <br />Coordination of metallurgical evaluation of fencing, pens, and structures.<br />Code upgrade analysis.<br />Scope of damage verification and quantification.<br />
  15. 15. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Cives Steel Fabrication Plant, Gouverneur, NY<br />Cives Steel Fabrication Plant- Fire Damage<br />Evaluated Damage to Steel Fabrication Plant Resulting from Fire Ignited by Broken Gas Line<br />Owner Needed Immediate Repairs to Return Plant to Operation, Avoided Excessive Business Interruption Claim<br />TT Determined Damage from Fire<br />TT Evaluated Cost Related to Architectural, MEP and Structural Damage<br /> - <br />
  16. 16. Wind Damage to Heavy Equipment Manufacturing Facility, Racine, WI<br />Emergency response to assist with stabilization and assessment.<br />Evaluation of structure, roofing and building envelope systems.<br />Coordinated with Insured to ensure rapid repairs to minimize BI.<br />Explored subrogation potential and exposure.<br />Scope of Damage Determination<br />
  17. 17. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Hilton NASA, Houston, TX<br />Hilton Hotel - EIFS Façade Failure from Hurricane Ike<br />EIFS was installed via a “panelized” system.<br />Several panels blown off during hurricane; others were dislodged.<br />Insured’s Consultant recommended replacement of entire façade.<br />Thornton Tomasetti recommended an invasive investigation to determine the extent of the issues.<br />Investigation was jointly performed, and revealed limited number of dislodged panels.<br />Minimal areas of the façade were replaced.<br />
  18. 18. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Ashton Bellevue Tower, Seattle, WA<br />Water Intrusion Event below Roof Membrane<br />Building was under construction; nearing completion.<br />Testing of roof drain riser pipes resulted in water intrusion below roof membrane.<br />Roof membrane installation not yet complete; also damaged from construction traffic.<br />Thornton Tomasetti performed invasive and noninvasive testing to separate damage from water intrusion event vs. damage from pre-existing conditions.<br />Investigation utilized moisture meters, infrared thermography, and core cuts.<br />
  19. 19. Roof Collapse due to Snow Load, Foundry Building, Marengo, IL<br />Response and assessment to foundry collapse.<br />Structure contained electric arc furnace foundry operation.<br />Determined extent of salvageable structure.<br />Made recommendations to minimize BI from loss of production.<br />Scope of Damage Determination<br />
  20. 20. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Malibu, California<br />Malibu Presbyterian Church – California Wildfires<br />Fire loss damage assessment<br />Damaged building component structural adequacy evaluation.<br />Entitlements and code upgrade analysis.<br />Comprehensive graphics package preparation to supplement replacement cost estimate..<br />
  21. 21. Fire Damage, Physical Plant Building, Chicago, IL<br />Evaluation of damage caused by fire in new physical plant building.<br />Fire started at air handling unit and extended to exterior through ducts.<br />Evaluated high-performance curtain wall system and components.<br />Determined appropriate cleaning and performance criteria for glass.<br />Information and model used to determine extent of covered loss.<br />Scope of Damage Determination<br />
  22. 22. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Kimberly-Clark Warehouse, Colina, Chile<br />Surveyed earthquake damage and assessed repair alternatives.<br />Evaluated repair/replacement options to reduce potential BI.<br />Evaluated repair concepts and relative costs.<br />
  23. 23. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Hurricane Katrina Flood Damage, New Orleans, La.<br />Xavier University – Hurricane Katrina Flood Damage<br />Dormitory building was constructed in 3D .<br />Model used to differentiate between wind versus water damage.<br />Each room was “linked” to photographs, damage reports, lists of contents, and cost estimates.<br />Our work minimized the disputed areas of the claim and moved the parties toward a settlement.<br />
  24. 24. Scope of Damage Determination<br />Sam Houston Race Park; Houston, TX<br />Sam Houston Race Park – Hurricane Ike Damage<br />Multidisciplinary review of all buildings and structures at the race park to document hurricane damage.<br />Thornton Tomasetti’s in-house team consisted of architects, structural engineers, and electrical engineers.<br />Team’s size and ability to quickly mobilize allowed the on-site review to be completed within two weeks.<br />Our work reduced the potential BI claim and returned the race park to full functionality quickly.<br />
  25. 25. Scope of Damage Determination<br />CAP – CompaniaSiderurgicaHuachipato Steel Mill, Concepción, Chile<br />Surveyed earthquake damage to buildings, water treatment plant, water intake plant, ship-loading pier, and steel mill equipment.<br />Evaluated repair concepts and relative costs.<br />Analyzed proposed repairs to separate maintenance and improvement work from reinstatement work.<br />Developed mitigation strategies, oversaw ongoing reconstruction and remedial repair operations.<br />
  26. 26. Cause and Origin Investigation<br />
  27. 27. Cause and Origin Investigation<br />Fabric Roof Failure, Metrodome Stadium, Minneapolis, MN<br />Surveyed roof and structure damage from ice and snow storm.<br />Analyzed information to determine “old” versus “new”.<br />Evaluated repair / replacement options to reduce potential BI.<br />Developed mitigation strategies to return facility to full functionality.<br />Oversaw ongoing reconstruction and remedial repair operations.<br />
  28. 28. Cause and Origin Investigation<br />Roof and Glass Evaluation, Sacramento, Ca.<br />Sacramento Roof Loss Investigation<br />Morgan Stanley Real Estate<br />historic structures located on a former airbase converted to commercial use.<br />Roof and historic glass investigation.<br />Invasive testing of roof and forensic sampling.<br />Glass replacement investigation (historic glass).<br />
  29. 29. Cause and Origin Investigation<br />Hurricane Ike Roof Failure, Houston, Texas<br />Reliant Stadium - <br />Hurricane Ike <br />Roof Damage Investigation<br />Home of Houston Texans <br />Fabric retractable roof structure damage investigation<br />Damage assessment<br />Original design review and independent analysis<br />Subrogation litigation support<br />
  30. 30. Wind Damage to Outdoor Performance Venue, Chicago, IL<br />Evaluation of tensile fabric roof structure and ancillary buildings.<br />Conducted comprehensive damage assessment of equipment.<br />Developed replacement scope for ACV and RCV determination.<br />Coordinated with alternate fabric roof contractor for budgets.<br />Developed scope for materials testing and evaluation.<br />Cause and Origin Investigation<br />
  31. 31. Expert Witness and Litigation Support<br />
  32. 32. Expert Witness and Litigation Support<br />Hangar Roof Collapse from Snow Load, Washington, D.C.<br />Reviewed deconstruction /demolition plan to recover trapped planes<br />Evaluate existing structural design to determine mode of failure<br />Created FIM model to highlight relevant issues <br />Developed demonstrative evidence for subrogation investigation<br />
  33. 33. Expert Witness and Litigation Support<br />New Commercial Construction Accident, New York, NY<br />One Bryant Park – Construction Accident<br />Performed detailed documentation and analysis of the façade.<br />We developed a glass damage protocol to determine “new” versus “old” damage.<br />Developed computer animation to recreate loss event.<br />Determined “cone of damage” based upon physics of debris field.<br />Evaluated period of restoration and construction schedule.<br />
  34. 34. Expert Witness and Litigation Support<br />123 South Justison Street, Wilmington, DE<br />Fire Damaged Historic Building<br />Owner Claimed Building Occupancy, Operating Sprinkler System and Excessive Valuation Ignoring Condition<br />TT Determined Damage that Existed Prior to Event<br />TT Documented Inoperable Sprinkler System and Non-Code Compliant Conditions<br />TT Determined Extent of Damage and Feasibility of Repairs <br />
  35. 35. Flood Damage to Manufacturing Facility, Columbus, In.<br />Utilized laser mapping to produce accurate 3D topographical map.<br />Recreated flood “event” to determine source of water damage.<br />Surveyed damage to building, grounds, and equipment<br />Determined building locations in relation to federal flood zone.<br />Information and model used to determine extent of covered loss.<br />Expert Witness and Litigation Support<br />Federal Flood Zone<br />
  36. 36. Expert Witness and Litigation Support<br />Warehouse C Roof Failure, Wilmington, DE<br />Complete Failure of Adhered Roof Membrane<br />Owner Needed Immediate Response Repair due to Time Sensitive Produce Shipments<br />TT Determined Damage that Existed Prior to Event<br />TT Prepared Cause and Origin Report, Prepared Roof Replacement Documents, Bid Project and Provided Construction Administration<br />TT Provided Litigation Support on the Subrogation<br />
  37. 37. Building Code Evaluation <br />
  38. 38. Building Code Evaluation <br />T<br />N<br />O<br />M<br />L<br />F<br />DC<br />G<br />E<br />D<br />B<br />A<br />C<br />Q<br />W<br />H<br />Z<br />Building Code Evaluation<br />
  39. 39. Building Code Evaluation<br />Palos Verdes, California<br />Modtech Surety Code Investigation<br />Surety bonder advised of claim based on code deficient assembly, resulting in alleged default.<br />Thornton Tomasetti experience with schools, fire assemblies sought.<br />Testing of a full-size mockup under ASTM application was performed by approved lab. We monitored and assisted in advising Liberty Mutual.<br />The assembly was approved and the default was rescinded.<br />
  40. 40. Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />
  41. 41. Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />
  42. 42. Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />
  43. 43. Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />Multihazard Risk Assessment<br />
  44. 44. U.S. Hurricane Season <br />Catastrophic Loss Events<br />
  45. 45. What We Can Do For You<br />What We Can Do For You…<br />Provide E/A/MEP post-loss claims consulting services<br />Perform pre-loss surveys for insureds to mitigate losses<br />Act as a truly independent consultant in evaluating claims<br />
  46. 46.<br />Thornton Tomasetti<br />51 Madison Avenue <br />New York, NY 10010 <br />917.661.7800 <br /><br />