Mission Statement

NELSON's 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.


Since its inception in 1994, NELSON has been a leader in the field of Investigative Engineering and Forensic Technology, comprised of a multi-disciplined team of experts who handle large catastrophic losses including cause and origin, damage assessment, and remediation/repair.

Core Services

NELSON provides Expert Witness, Litigation and Subrogation Resource and Support, and Consulting Services available worldwide from multiple locations in the United States. Nelson's Consulting Services include expertise in Forensic Engineering, Forensic Architecture, Fire Investigation, Cost Estimating and Appraisal, Materials Science, and Environmental issues.

NERT - Nelson Emergency Response Team

With multiple strategic office locations, NELSON experts can reach investigation sites quickly. In addition to rapid response, NELSON provides an Emergency Response Team, called the NERT team, which is on stand-by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and immediately available for mobilization and rapid response to any emergency, weather peril (hurricane, tornado, storm surge), or structural failure (bridge or building collapse, vehicular impact, structural failure). NELSON is ready to respond fully-equipped and immediately to any onsite investigation.