Forensic Engineering

R.J. Nelligan & Associates Ltd are one of the leading accident and failure analysis companies in New Zealand.

Our investigations are mainly for insurance and legal purposes, but also include corporate or private companies. Our clients include many of the major insurance companies, loss adjusters, and specialist legal firms in Australasia.

Professional Services

  • Investigation and research
  • Reporting
  • Forensic analysis
  • Documentation and contract review
  • Hazard identification
  • Expert witness
  • Accident and failure reconstruction
  • Computer modelling
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Damage assessment
  • Expert Advice
  • Mediations
  • Metallurgy
  • Weathertight homes investigation and reporting

Typical experience

Fire- Bag house fires
- Cold stores
- Boilers
- Explosions
- Sprinkler system failures
- LPG heaters
- Industrial plant
- Commercial
Mechanical & Industrial- Industrial plant
- Machine & equipment failures
- Crane failures
Accidents- Industrial accidents
- Expert witness for defendant
- OSH prosecutions
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning- Industrial accidents
- Expert witness for defendant
- OSH prosecutions
Refrigeration- Refrigeration system failures
Transport- Cargo lost overboard during shipping
- Cargo damage during shipping
- Vehicle failures and accidents
Marine- Fires
- Propulsion and auxiliary failures
Property- Weather tight homes tribunal hearings
- Leaking buildings disputes
- Flashing & moisture control