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J.S. Held Releases Report on Role of Forensic Laboratory Analysis in Roofing Industry Insurance Claims, Legal Disputes, and Code Compliance Investigations

Global consulting firm J.S. Held announces a report highlighting the critical role of forensic laboratory analysis in roofing industry insurance claims, legal disputes, and code compliance investigations.

JERICHO, N.Y., April 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Global consulting firm J.S. Held, proudly celebrating 50 transformative years, announces the release of an important report highlighting the role of forensic laboratory analysis in roofing industry insurance claims, legal disputes, and code compliance investigations. The report, authored by Marcos Flores Jr., Roofing Lab Director at J.S. Held, highlights the crucial role that advanced testing techniques play in assessing roofing damage to confirm the cause and extent of damage across various roofing materials and accessories found in residential and commercial roofs.

The report, authored by Marcos Flores Jr., Roofing Lab Director at J.S. Held, explores how advanced testing techniques are instrumental in supporting investigative capabilities of field forensic engineers.

The report covers a range of topics, including the use of microscopy, backlighting imaging analysis, heat flow measurements, and hail impact simulation to investigate roofing failures, and accurately assess extension of damage. It emphasizes how these laboratory techniques extend and enhance the investigative capabilities of forensic engineers in the field, enabling them to confirm the cause, extent, and repairability of damage in various roofing substrates.

"As the roofing industry continues to evolve, it is essential that we leverage the latest scientific advancements to better understand material performance and failure modes," said Marcos Flores Jr. "This report showcases the cutting-edge capabilities of the J.S. Held IAS-ILAC accredited Roofing Laboratory and demonstrates how our expertise can help clients navigate complex roofing challenges and make informed decisions."

As a seasoned research and development scientist with over two decades of experience, Mr. Flores possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in failure mode and analysis of composite materials. His background in pulp and paper, coatings, and ceramic/abrasive materials has given him hands-on experience with a range of analytical techniques, making him an expert in forensic analysis across various substrates.

The release of this report coincides with J.S. Held's 50th-anniversary celebration, marking half a century of delivering innovative solutions to clients across diverse industries. The company's commitment to excellence and continuous growth is reflected in its investment in state-of-the-art facilities like the Roofing Laboratory, which plays a vital role in supporting the firm's forensic investigations and consulting services.

Read the report here: https://www.jsheld.com/insights/articles/forensic-laboratory-analysis-and-roof-evaluations.

Learn more about the dedicated and entrepreneurial experts who help transform J.S. Held, explore our story, and celebrate this momentous milestone, our 50 & Forward celebration, with us at jsheld.com.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm providing technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise across all assets and value at risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high-stakes events demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

More than 1,500 professionals serve organizations across six continents, including, 81% of the Global 200 Law Firms, 70% of the Forbes Top 20 Insurance Companies (85% of the NAIC Top 50 Property & Casualty Insurers), and 65% of the Fortune 100 Companies.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not law firms and do not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.

Media Contact

Kristi L. Stathis, J.S. Held, +1 786 833 4864, [email protected], JSHeld.com


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