NELSON is a leading FORENSICS and CONSULTING group specializing in Forensic Engineering & Forensic Architecture, Fire Investigation, Chemistry & Environmental Science, Accident Reconstruction, Cost Estimating & Appraisal, and Roofing Materials Testing. Our mission is to reduce risk and prevent failure by combining ethical standards with advanced technologies in an effort to discover cause of failure and to educate our clients and peers on our findings.

NELSON’s professional team of experts is available for on-site investigations; expert witness; litigation and subrogation resource and support; and consulting services.

In The Spotlight: Senior Project Director Kenneth D. Franch, AIA, S.E., P.E.
Focus on Expertise
D. Franch, AIA, S.E., P.E.
Senior Project Director
Kenneth D. Franch, AIA, S.E., P.E., brings a rare combination of structural and architectural expertise to Nelson’s team. Ken’s areas of specialty include building code and zoning ordinance analysis, building design review, preparation of construction documents for building repair and rehabilitation, investigations of building envelope failures related to design and/or construction defects, and evaluation of professional standard of care for engineers and architects.