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The investigation, assessment and remediation of facilities and systems that fail.

ISSN: 2043-9903
eISSN: 2043-9911

Aims and scope

Forensic Engineering is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes practice and research papers exploring the studies of constructed facilities and systems that fail to perform as intended, resulting in environmental, property, personal or economic damage. The papers describe their investigation, assessment and remediation, with a focus on forensic method. Physical issues surround serviceability or critical limit-state damage, which may be caused by normal or exceptional actions, natural events, human actions, accidents, or inadequately conceived or executed design, construction, validation, operation, maintenance, modification, decommissioning, temporary works or innovation. The journal addresses also the wider systems issues of climate change, commercial and contractual management, dispute resolution, research and education, and their impacts. State-of-the art papers, research reports and practical case studies are welcome, as well as shorter briefing articles and discussion contributions.

Awards: Each year, the paper rated best by the Editorial Panel is given the ICE's Telford Premium prize.


This journal is aligned with our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.

SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable & clean energy
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
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