Eric Trillas, President & Founder, Trillas Consulting Engineers
Eric Trillas, President & Founder It is dismaying for property owners to experience property loss or damage due to a natural disaster or accident. Invariably, obtaining a forensic report of the destruction caused to one’s property and substantiating the financial implications become an afterthought for these owners.
With Trillas Consulting Engineers’ (TCE) extensive knowledge and experience in the forensic engineering space on cases featuring a variety of structures, the full-service engineering consulting firm is able to tackle any project. TCE swiftly determines the cause of damage, and delivers an action plan that involves a detailed scope of repair work for each component investigated. TCE’s vast forensic experience, alongside a profound understanding of the technical and scientific aspects of a building’s design, allows them to deliver detailed and exceptional Forensic Engineering Services to help clients receive appropriate compensation for their losses. TCE also specializes in structural inspections of threshold buildings, which involves inspecting all structural elements of a building during its construction. This knowledge of how structural components come together helps TCE better understand how they fall apart during a disaster.

“What really separates us from the competition is our experience in the structural design, construction inspection services, and research and development of building envelope components for various types of buildings from a single-family home to a high rise building and more.That client diversity along with the full circle suite of engineering services we offer is what gives us an edge,” states Eric Trillas, President and Founder of TCE.

Trillas Consulting Engineers: Forensic Analysis Backed by Engineering Perspective

TCE deploys a team with expertise relevant to the scope of a project and brainstorms a game plan to provide the best possible evaluation for its clients. The team then conducts a thorough scientific analysis of the building to determine the root cause of the event which produced the damage to the building. The team starts by performing a preliminary investigation of the property and building’s history by gathering various documents (i,e, original construction and subsequent repairs/additions of the building). After which, TCE begins a non-destructive evaluation of the site.

TCE performs a diligent inspection of all the structural and building envelope components by documenting relevant data points, such as, field notes, pictures, videos, and personnel interviews to provide a comprehensive report to the client. If a need arises, TCE performs destructive testing to dig a little deeper and further examine the damage observed at the property.

TCE Deploys A Team With Expertise Relevant To The Scope Of A Project And Brainstorms A Game Plan To Provide The Best Possible Evaluation For Its Clients

Following these steps, all of the data is reviewed internally, and an engineering analysis is performed, this can involve wind analysis or other relevant analysis to determine the forces acting on a building as a result of the subject event. A thorough report is then created to assist clients in gaining an understanding of the damages pertaining to their building as a direct result of the event, including a scope of repairs.
  • What really separates us from the competition is our experience in the structural design, construction inspection services, and research and development of building envelope components for various types of buildings from a single-family home to a high rise building and more. That client diversity along with the full-circle suite of engineering services we offer is what gives us an edge


TCE also utilizes its forensics capabilities to provide engineering support for laboratory testing products such as, windows, doors, anchors, custom-made solutions, etc. TCE’s services, allow manufacturing clients to attain desired performance levels in their products, and consequently improve them per industry standards. Through TCE’s expansive scope of services, construction stakeholders can enhance the longevity of buildings, while also bringing back stability to those affected by the damages to their property.