With hundreds of commercial, property, and industrial related investigations carried out over the last 25 years CMTL continues to assist companies and insurers with failure analysis investigations for root cause. These failure analysis investigations rely on our expertise in mechanical engineering, fire cause and origin, civil infrastructure, electrical systems, material properties and metallurgy. The fundamental causes of an situ failure may include design deficiencies, improper manufacturing, material imperfections, errors in assembly or repair, inadequate inspection or quality control, inadequate maintenance, improper service conditions or unforeseen changes in service. Only when all the issues are assessed is it possible to conclude why a component failed and if the failure may have been preventable. Failure analyses or failure investigations can be conducted for a single client or as a joint study for several parties with CMTL providing an independent engineering assessment.