EFI Global

Engineering, Forensics, Fire Cause & Origin, Environmental, Failure Analysis Expert Witnesses

EFI Global

Main Office
411 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E
Suite 350

Houston, Texas 77060

Phone(281) 358-4441
Fax (281) 358-2517

Website www.efiglobal.com
E-mail  Send an email

Expert WitnessExpert WitnessForensic ExpertForensic ExpertSpeakerSpeaker
EFI Global is a full-service engineering, fire investigation, environmental, health and safety, and specialty consulting firm. Over the last four decades, we have grown from a boutique firm to become a recognized leader in engineering failure analysis, origin and cause investigations, and environmental consulting. This expertise coupled with the extensive coverage of our 27 national offices, more than 400 professionals, and global work abroad capability allows us to deliver timely responses that consistently meets our clients’ expectations.


EFI Global offers the following services:

Engineering -
Whether your project requires failure analysis, a forensic engineering investigation, event reconstruction or a specialized assessment, our multi-disciplinary engineers and technical professionals can address your project needs.
• Civil and Structural
• Mechanical and Electrical
• Material Science
• Construction Management
• Building Envelope Assessments
• Property Condition Assessments
• Roofing Evaluations

Fire Investigations -
With the nation's largest team of fire investigators who are qualified in cause and origin investigations, we deliver timely and well-documented reports that can be presented as expert witness testimony.
• Incendiarism
• Origin and Cause
• Failure Analysis/Product Liability
• Fraud
• Expert Witness Testimony

Environmental, Health & Safety -
To help mitigate and manage liabilities and risks, we offer comprehensive environmental compliance and consulting services.
• Phase I, II, or III Environmental Site Assessments
• Training in Emergency Planning & Response
• Drilling, Sampling, & Monitoring Well Installation
• Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
• LEED and Green Building Support Services
• Brownfield and Site Development
• Remediation Oversight and Monitoring
• Regulatory Compliance Reporting
• Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3)
• Property Loss & Risk Control Services
• Energy Audits
• Storage Tank and Petroleum Management
• Wetlands and Biological
• Environmental Permitting Services
• Industrial Hygiene Audits & Risk Assessments
• Asbestos Surveys & Abatement Design
• Lead-based Paint Surveys & Abatement Design
• Occupational and Industrial Health & Safety Training
• Indoor Air Quality Assessments
• Mold Investigation & Consulting
• Noise Monitoring

Specialty and Consulting Services -
• Transportation Forensic Services
• Biomechanical Analysis
• Accident Reconstruction
• Vehicle Failure Analysis
• Product Failure and Analysis
• Chemistry Laboratory Services
• Fire debris Analysis by GC/MS for All Samples
• Ignitable Liquids by ASTM E1618
• Plastics Identification
• Thermal Properties for Solids and Liquids
• FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy)
• TGA (Thermal Gravimetric Analysis)
• Analysis for Explosives and Flare Residues
• Propane & Natural Gas Analysis for Composition & Odorants
• Flash Point Analysis for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
• Fuel Identification
• Contamination of Motor Fuels
• Wildfires: Testing for Soot, Char and Ash
• Air Sampling Analysis for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
• GC/MS Scan of Soil & Water for VOCs
• Microbiology Laboratory Services
• Non-Viable Fungi
• Wood degradation analysis
• Viable Fungi and Bacterial Identification
• Water Quality Testing

Catastrophe Response -
• Hurricane & Flood Damage Assessment
• Tornado Damage Assessment
• Earthquake Damage Assessment
• Hail Damage Assessment
• Wind Induced Failure Analysis
• Storm Surge Determination
• Indoor Air Quality & Mold Services
• Water Intrusion Analysis
• Asbestos Management Services
• Environmental Assessment & Oversight Management
• Safety Inspection & Testing
• Hazardous Material Surveys
• Structural Evaluations
• Electrical Concerns
• Roof Damage Investigations
• Business Interruption Analysis
• Seismic Damage Evaluations
• Moisture Mapping
• Repair Cost Estimating
• Reconstruction Monitoring

Litigation Support Services

When faced with litigation, our clients rely on our valid, factual conclusions that translate scientific and technical facts into understandable concepts that can be support with expert witness testimony. Our experts work with various legal practices in the following areas:
• Insurance Litigation
• Environmental Litigation
• Product Liability
• Transportation & Accident Reconstruction
• Construction Defects
• Contract Law
• Professional Liability
• Catastrophic & Disaster Litigation
• Real Estate

Areas of Expertise


For more than 35 years, EFI Global has taken great pride in earning your trust as one of the most respected firms worldwide providing practical solutions to the most complex problems. We offer the widest range of forensic engineering, fire investigation, environmental and assessment consulting, and health & safety services available in one company. As an industry leader with a reputation built on exceeding expectations, we are committed to building strong, mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships with each of our clients by providing a quality product, excellent customer service, qualified expertise, professional integrity, timeliness and value.

Consulting Practice

U.S. and International

More Information

Engineering Services Expert Witness
Roofing Services, Expert Witness
Environmental Legal Consultants
Fire Investigation Litigation Support
About EFI Global, Expert Witness
Contact EFI Global Experts, Expert Witness

Social Networks Pages

Twitter PageTwitter LinkedIn PageLinkedIn

Professional Experience

Each year, we complete more than 21,000 projects for clients worldwide in a variety of industries. We combine national resources with local expertise to provide targeted advice and long-term solutions that allow your business to strengthen its competitive advantage.

To read descriptions about some of our key projects, please visit:


EFI Global employs professional engineers licensed in nearly all 50 states, as well as licensed fire investigators and environmental professionals. Our team of licensed professionals and numerous strategic partnerships can respond to most projects within 48 hours, regardless of location.

To find an expert with specific expertise and view short bios, please visit:


EFI Global maintains active involvement in many organizations to stay abreast of the latest industry changes, technological advancements and best practices. These include, but are not limited to:

Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA)

For a complete listing of associations in which EFI Global maintains visibility, please visit:


Our team is composed of licensed professionals in engineering disciplines and specialty services needed for rapid damage assessments resulting from fire, structural failure, environmental concerns and natural disasters. Our continuing record of success has earned us several rankings in national publications including Engineering-News Record, Business Insurance, and Zweig White.

To view the bios and qualifications of specific experts, please visit:

Awards & Honors

• Top 500 Design Firms - Ranked #225 by Engineering News-Record (ENR)
• Top Asbestos and Lead Abatement Firms - Ranked #5 by Engineering News-Record (ENR)
• Top Commercial Engineering Firms - Ranked #7 by Commercial Construction & Renovation
• Largest Property Loss Control Consultants - Ranked #8 among the top 10 firms by Business Insurance
• Largest Property Loss Control Staff - Ranked #6 among the top 10 firms by Business Insurance
• Largest Civil and Structural Engineering Firms - Ranked #22 by Houston Business Journal

Seminars & Training

We offer a variety of classes for insurance adjusters, attorneys, and environmental professionals who regularly handle forensic-related issues. Many of these classes are approved with State Departments of Insurance for continuing education credit. Classes are typically complimentary, and are scheduled at our client’s convenience. Customized training classes are also available, in order to meet specific organizational requirements.

Topics include:
• Storm Damage
• Construction
• Ethics
• Fire Investigations
• Water Loss
• Electrical
• Earthquakes
• Subrogation
• Environmental
• Accident Reconstruction & Biomechanics

For a detailed description of our classes, please visit: http://www.efiglobal.com/Training/


Find out how our technical expertise and innovative strategies deliver practical solutions and assurance in the most complex situations.

To read case studies, articles and white papers available on a variety of topics, please visit:
Visit: http://www.efiglobal.com/Knowledge-Center/

Find an Expert Witness

Find a Lawyer

Find a Local Lawyer