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Forensic Engineering Services Market Size - By Services (Structural Failure Testing, Product Defect Testing, Accident Reconstruction, Fire Investigations), By Application, By End-user & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

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  • Published Date: Apr 2024
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Forensic Engineering Services Market Size

Forensic Engineering Services Market size was valued at USD 5.1 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 5% between 2024 and 2032. The growth of value-added manufacturing is driving the demand for forensic engineers as it is essential to determine the real cause of mishaps and failures. They are often called upon to investigate mishaps including fires, product malfunctions, transportation accidents, and structural collapses. Forensic engineers can identify the primary causes of accidents and offer suggestions for averting such mishaps in the future by looking through tangible evidence, performing tests in the lab, and employing computer models.

Forensic Engineering Services Market

According to the International Trade Administration’s April 2022 report, value-added manufacturing has contributed approximately 20% of Japan's GDP in the past decade. Capital investments in Japan have grown gradually owing to the modernization of manufacturing facilities, especially industrial machine tools. This trend is expected to continue steadily in the future, supported by the adoption of new manufacturing technologies.

Forensic engineering services are crucial for locating vulnerabilities and averting future events because of the complexity that might result in unanticipated failures. To gain business capabilities market players are launching new services. For instance, in March 2022, Envista Forensics launched a new in-house materials science lab. The new lab offers in-house Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy analysis, which helps identify defects in materials that could have caused a failure. FTIR help engineers and investigators determine defects, installation issues, contaminations, and other failures.

Finding the source of failures in forensic engineering investigations can be difficult since they frequently include complex systems, buildings, and materials. To precisely identify relevant components, engineers must navigate through layers of complexity. Professionals from a variety of fields, such as engineering, materials science, law, and insurance, must frequently collaborate in forensic engineering. Divergent priorities and viewpoints among stakeholders can pose a challenge to interdisciplinary teams' ability to effectively communicate and coordinate.

It can be costly to conduct comprehensive forensic engineering investigations since they need certain tools, knowledge, and resources. Budgetary restrictions may restrict the breadth of inquiries or undermine the depth of analysis, which could have an impact on the veracity of conclusions and suggestions.

Forensic Engineering Services Market Trends

To conduct more precise and effective investigations, forensic engineers are increasingly using modern technologies including 3D scanning, drone-based photography, computer simulations, and artificial intelligence. By enhancing data gathering, analysis, and visualization, these technologies raise the standard of forensic engineering services. Forensic engineers can efficiently examine big datasets by seeing patterns, trends, and correlations that could reveal failure mechanisms owing to the widespread use of data analytics and digital tools. Data-driven methods improve the validity of forensic engineering conclusions and allow for evidence-based decision-making.

Forensic engineering services are becoming increasingly concentrated on evaluating the sustainability and resilience of structures and systems due to increased concerns about climate change, natural catastrophes, and infrastructure resilience. To improve resilience and reduce risks, forensic engineers are analyzing how environmental factors affect failures.

Forensic Engineering Services Market Analysis

Forensic Engineering Services Market Size, By Service, 2022 – 2032, (USD Billion)

Based on services, the market is divided into structure failure testing, product defect testing, accident reconstruction, fire investigations, and others. The structure failure testing segment is expected to hold over 25% of the forensic engineering services market share by 2032. The design and construction of modern constructions are getting increasingly complex, utilizing innovative components and creative architectural elements.

The complexity of these structures can result in unanticipated failures; therefore, thorough testing and analysis is required to find weaknesses and reduce risks. High-profile structural failures, such as building collapses, bridge collapses, and infrastructure disasters, draw significant public attention and scrutiny. These accidents emphasize the criticality of thorough testing and analysis to pinpoint the main reasons for failures and prevent them from occurring again.

Forensic Engineering Services Market Share, By Application, 2023

Based on application, the forensic engineering services market is categorized into aerospace, transportation, oil & gas industrial, construction, and others. The construction segment held over USD 1.2 billion market revenue in 2023. Risks associated with building projects include poor design, faulty materials, erroneous construction, and natural calamities. Forensic engineering services are utilized by insurance companies, project owners, and stakeholders to evaluate risk exposures, investigate accidents, and reduce potential liabilities due to construction-related failures.

Disagreements about project requirements, contract conditions, delays, cost overruns, or quality difficulties are common causes of construction conflicts. To successfully settle construction disputes, forensic engineering services offer expert analysis, testimony, and evidence in court cases, arbitrations, or other alternative dispute resolution procedures.

North America Forensic Engineering Services Market, 2022 -2032, (USD Billion)

North America dominated the global forensic engineering services market with over 30% market share in 2023. North America has stringent regulatory standards and safety regulations across various industries. Compliance with these regulations necessitates thorough forensic investigations following accidents, structural failures, or product defects, contributing to the demand for forensic engineering services. Additionally, the region witnesses a growing number of complex engineering projects, including high-rise buildings, bridges, infrastructure, and industrial facilities. Forensic engineering services are essential for assessing structural integrity, identifying design flaws, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices.

The ongoing investments in infrastructure projects, including transportation, utilities, and construction, are driving the demand for forensic engineering services in U.S. As aging infrastructure requires maintenance, repair, and renovation, there is a growing need for forensic investigations to assess structural integrity, identify failures, and determine the root causes of accidents.

Construction sector in Asia Pacific countries such as chain, Japan, an India are growing quickly to keep up with the needs of economic expansion and urbanization. Forensic engineering services are necessary for construction businesses, developers, and contractors to investigate construction-related accidents, faults, and disputes that arise from building projects.

In UK and Germany, the need for new building projects and the development of urban infrastructure is driven by urbanization and population increase. In addition to addressing any problems with design faults, material defects, and construction errors, forensic engineering services are required to guarantee the safety, quality, and compliance of construction projects. Additionally, the UAE is renowned for its high-paced infrastructure undertakings, encompassing skyscrapers, airports, ports, highways, and massive projects such as Abu Dhabi's Vision 2030 and Dubai Expo 2020. As construction activities increase, so does the need for forensic engineering services to investigate events, make sure rules are followed, and settle disputes.

Forensic Engineering Services Market Share

Envista Forensics and Exponent, Inc. dominate the market with over 10% market share. Envista Forensics prioritizes innovation, continually investing in cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to enhance its investigative capabilities. The company also focuses on client-centric solutions, tailoring its services to meet the unique needs of each client and delivering actionable insights.

Leveraging extensive expertise in engineering and scientific analysis Exponent, Inc. prioritizes innovation and technical excellence to provide comprehensive forensic investigation solutions. It also invests in research and development to stay at the forefront of technological advancements and continuously enhance its capabilities. Additionally, Exponent emphasizes collaboration among its team of multidisciplinary experts to deliver actionable insights.

Forensic Engineering Services Market Companies

Major companies operating in the forensic engineering services industry are:

  • Applied Technical Services LLC
  • EFI Global
  • Envista Forensics
  • Exponent, Inc.
  • Intertek
  • Jensen Hughes
  • Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Stress Engineering Services, Inc
  • Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE)

Forensic Engineering Services Industry News

  • In January 2024, Applied Technical Services (ATS) acquired ARCCA. ARCCA has been merged under the ATS family of companies. The acquisition has integrated the professional and technical service offerings of ATS across North America and Europe.
  • In May 2023, CTL Engineering, Inc. acquired Vector Engineers, Inc. The acquisition leverages Vector's locations in Southern Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky to diversify CTL's geographic reach.  In these regions, CTL has provided a wide range of services.  CTL now has 13 branch offices in six U.S. states and two in India because of this acquisition.

The forensic engineering services market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Services

  • Structure failure testing
  • Product defect testing
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Fire investigations
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Aerospace
  • Oil & gas
  • Industrial
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Others

Market, By End-user

  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Research institutes
  • Government agencies
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Nordics
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Aishwarya Ambekar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of forensic engineering services reached USD 5.1 billion in 2023 and is set to witness over 5% CAGR from 2024-2032, owing to the growth of value-added manufacturing and market players, launching new services worldwide.

The structure failure testing segment is expected to register over 25% market share by 2032, due to design and construction of modern constructions, getting increasingly complex and utilizing innovative components.

North America market held over 30% share in 2023 and is expected to register a commendable CAGR from 2024-2032, attributed to stringent regulatory standards and safety regulations across various industries in the region.

EFI Global, Envista Forensics, Exponent, Inc., Intertek, Jensen Hughes, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Stress Engineering Services, Inc, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), are some of the major forensic engineering services companies worldwide.

Forensic Engineering Services Market Scope

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