About Us

RTI is a pioneering, global accident and failure investigation and safety management consultancy serving the legal and insurance markets.  With origins dating back to 1975, our forensic engineering services span comprehensive high-risk industries and transportation operations disciplines, including aviation, marine, rail, utilities, nuclear, explosion, and construction.




Our professionals are innovative leaders in the technical analysis and reconstruction of transportation casualties and industrial accidents and failures, offering well over forty years of experience in conducting forensic investigations. Cases have ranged from small to large loss matters, including complex claims and litigation, conducted on behalf of corporations, attorneys, insurance companies, and government agencies. RTI is an established international resource of more than one thousand highly qualified experts who provide each client with tailored forensic engineering and scientific investigations, laboratory testing, system safety analysis, computer accident reconstructions, and forensic visual presentations.

Our Philosophy

At RTI, we believe that every conclusion must be grounded in four steps
  • Meticulous investigation of the facts
  • Careful engineering and scientific analysis
  • Validation of the hypothesized cause of loss
  • Rigorous review of methodologies used against widely accepted scientific and engineering methods

Following these steps ensures that our opinions can be expressed with a reasonable degree of scientific or engineering certainty.

Understanding You

At RTI, we have a single-minded focus: YOU.  Our services, training, technology investments, and personnel are all devoted to providing the best service and value possible. In short, everything we do is designed to better understand your business, and forge lasting relationships so we can better assist you.

From initial contact to the final report, we strive to fully understand the matter, your position, and the relationships between all the parties. Throughout, we maintain consistent communications to keep you abreast of the project status.  In the end, our goal is to help you provide value to your clients and stakeholders.

At RTI, our roots in Forensic Engineering trace back to 1975.  Our longevity and the trust our clients have in RTI is a result of our focus on building relationships. To that effect, our internal goal is to have “clients for life.” See for yourself how everything we do centers around you.