Expert Witness & Forensic Engineering

Expert Witness and Forensic Engineering Services in Acoustics, Vibrations and Noise

Professional Acoustical Consulting and Noise & Vibration Control Engineering Services:

William R. Thornton, Ph.D., P.E., a principal of Thornton Acoustics & Vibrations in Pittsburgh PA, provides professional forensic engineering and expert witness services for sound, acoustics, noise, and vibration issues. He is a highly qualified sound and vibration engineer who is well known and respected throughout North America. He is a community noise expert 38 years of experience.

Dr. Thornton has experience in forensic engineering and he has provided expert testimony in litigation for trials and deposition. .He can serve as engineering expert witness or litigation consultant offering expert testimony, expert advice, litigation support, forensic services, and related expert witness services.

Forensic engineering is used to find the sequence of events that caused the underlying problem. People are interviewed and documents are reviewed to isolated events that may have lead to a “failure”. An in-depth analysis is then performed to confirm the failure mode. The forensic engineer is often called upon to be the expert witness in hearings.

Dr. Thornton uses top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art instruments and testing equipment owned by Thornton Acoustics & Vibrations that allows him to dissect problems and determine the root cause and effect relationships. His analysis abilities are complemented by computer programs and related software that allow in-depth analysis.

Instruments, equipment, and procedures are consistent with good practice and recognized standards as appropriate. His firm follows acoustical, sound, noise, and vibration evaluation procedures that are consistent with good practice and the appropriate parts of the American National Standard Institute's Methods for the Measurement of Sound Pressure Levels, ANSI S1.13-1971 and the Method for the Physical Measurement of Sound, ANSI S1.1-1963 (R1971). Dr. Thornton is an “Individual Expert” on the prestigious ANSI S12 Standards group.

Expert Witness and Forensic Engineering Services Offered:>

Expert witness and forensic engineering services include:

- Hearing Compensation Cases
- Community Noise
- Litigation consultant
- Product Liability and Defects
- Insurance noise related fraud
- Land Use and Zoning
- Forensic investigation and testing
- Noise Ordinance Compliance
- Gun related Murder Cases
- Building Noise & Vibration Problems
- Condominium & Townhouse Noise & Vibration Problems
- HVAC Noise and Vibrations
- Forensic Engineering Analysis
- Litigation Support
- OSHA and MSHA Issues

Expert Witness and Forensic Engineerng Cases Completed:

Over 1000 projects have been successfully completed by William R. Thornton, Ph.D., P.E. of Thornton Acoustics & Vibrations that includes legal cases involving:

Emergency generators
-River dredging operations
- Compressor stations
- Gun ranges
- Air raid siren
- Hospital helicopter operations
- Drag strips
- Airports
- Gun related murder cases
- Landfill operations
- Nightclubs
- Casting shake out
- Go cart tracks
- Amusement parks

Dr. Thornton of Thornton Acoustics & Vibrations serves all major cities in North America to provide expert witness and forensic engineering services. Cities include Augusta ME, Portland ME, Montpelier VT, Burlington VT, Concord NH, Boston MA, Providence RI, Hartford CT, New York NY, Trenton NJ, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Buffalo NY, Rochester NY, Syracuse NY, Albany NY, Cleveland OH, Charleston WV, Richmond VA, Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach VA, Hampton VA, Newport News VA, Winston Salem NC, Greensboro NC, Durham NC, Raleigh NC, Fayetteville NC, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, Charleston SC, Savannah GA, Coral Springs FL, Fort Lauderdale FL, Miami FL, Tampa FL, Gainesville FL, Jacksonville FL, Tallahassee FL, Mobile AL. New Orleans LA, Baton Rouge LA, Montgomery AL, Columbus GA, Atlanta GA, Birmingham AL. Memphis TN, Huntsville AL, Nashville TN, Chattanooga TN, Athens GA, Knoxville TN, Lexington KY, Evansville IN, Louisville KY, Cincinnati OH, Columbus OH, Dayton OH, Akron OH, Indianapolis IN, Toledo OH, Fort Wayne IN, Detroit MI, Ann Arbor MI, South Bend IN, Michigan City IN, Gary IN, Chicago IL, Peoria IL, Rockford IL, Cedar Rapids IA, Saint Louis MO, Little Rock AR, Toronto CN, Livonia MI, Flint MI, Grand Rapids MI, Madison WI, Milwaukee WI, Green Bay WI, Saint Paul MN, Sunbury CN, Winnipeg CN, Regina CN, Bismarck ND, Sioux Falls SD, Omaha NE, Des Moines IA, Topeka KS, Wichita KS, Tulsa OK, Cheyenne WY, Fort Collins CO, Denver CO, Colorado Springs CO, Santa Fe NM, Oklahoma City OK, Amarillo TX, Lubbock TX, Abilene TX, Wichita Falls TX, Fort Worth TX, Dallas TX, Springfield MO, Shreveport LA, Waco TX, Beaumont TX, Port Arthur TX, Orange TX, Houston TX, Austin TX, San Antonio TX, Corpus Christi TX, Brownsville TX, Albuquerque NM, Tucson AZ, Phoenix AZ, San Diego CA, Las Vegas NV, Flagstaff AZ, Provo UT, Salt Lake City UT, Billings MT, Boise ID, Ogden UT, Helena MT, Spokane WA, Calgary CN, Edmonton CN, Vancouver CN, Seattle WA, Tacoma WA, Olympia WA, Portland OR. Salem OR, Eugene OR, Reno NV, Lake Tahoe NV, Carson City NV, Sacramento CA, San Francisco CA, San Jose CA, Bakersfield CA, Los Angeles CA, San Diego CA, Beaverton OR, Everett WA, Pocatello ID, Casper WY, Great Falls MT, Pueblo CO, Midland TX, Odessa TX, Fort Smith AR, Saint Joseph MO, Lincoln NE, Minneapolis MN, Fargo ND, Thunder Bay CN, Appleton WI, Dubuque IA, Jackson MS, Tuscaloosa AL, Greenville SC, Johnson TN, Saginaw MI, Ottawa CN, Montreal CN, Schenectady NY, Lynchburg VA, Waterbury CT, Stamford CT, and other smaller cities throughout North America.

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