Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc. is often consulted to determine a structure's integrity through failure analysis. This involves pre- or post-damage assessment with the ultimate purpose of ensuring safety to building occupants.
Following the events of September 11, Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc. was engaged to investigate the structure of 90 West Street, an office building in close proximity to the World Trade Center Towers. This treasured building, designed by architect Cass Gilbert in 1907, suffered tremendous fire damage yet remained structurally salvageable.Beyond providing failure analysis post-disaster, the firm also develops preventative measures to curb potential structural damage. Under the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Administration, Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc. has conducted seismic review studies and proposed mitigation recommendations on numerous structures for the General Services Administration.
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