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+ Collision Analysis & Accident Reconstruction
+ Crash Data Retrieval: How it can help & How it can’t
+ Collision Investigation Methods
+ Commercial Vehicle Analysis
+ Highway Design, Work Zones, & Collisions
+ Low Speed & Minor Damage Collisions
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Hear it from the Engineers
Nederveld engineers have authored peer-reviewed scholarly papers and technical publications in the field of collision analysis, perpetually contributing to and advancing the body of knowledge pertaining to forensic engineering. They also prioritize further development of their own educations, enrolling in continuing education courses, and training specific to the fields of engineering and collision analysis.
Jerry S. Ogden
Jerry has over 24 years of experience in Forensic Engineering. He has earned a PhD in Civil/Mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado Denver, developing a generalized, broadly applicable vehicle deformation analysis method for determining total velocity change.
Mathew has over 10 years of experience in Forensic Engineering including investigation, analysis and reconstruction of vehicle collisions, occupant safety, highway design, and vehicle/machine failures. He has earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in Transportation Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Why use Nederveld?
With 20+ years of national expertise and licensed in all 48 contiguous states, we provide reliable, objective, and cost effective analysis you can count on. From the time the assignment comes in, there are people helping you, walking you through the process, and having a continual conversation to determine what’s best for your situation. We will do the work to find the answers. In fact, we will help you find the right questions.
Determining how and why it happened just got easier.
Whether you are looking at accident reconstruction with passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, recreational, or more, let the engineers at Nederveld help you.
Provide clarity regarding what happened.
With our collective experience of white collar knowledge and blue collar know-how we go well beyond numbers, formulas, tables, and charts. We use a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on how the entire system works. Engineering at Nederveld means you will get the facts you need and trust based on physical evidence.
Engineering principles provide the answers in the physical evidence we gather.
Reconstructing an accident using collision analysis provides a mathematical snapshot of the event. Nederveld Engineers have the knowledge and the experience to gather all the information needed to present how and why an incident occurred. But, more importantly, this expertise along with an abundance of resources, allows them to recognize the absence of information and how to proceed.
Distinguish between occupant recall and what actually happened.
As engineers, we cannot tell you if the person was or was not injured, but understanding the severity of the impact and the occupant dynamics, we can provide the insight you need to assist in your evaluation. Our experts are skilled at explaining technical concepts in simple terms and passionate about sharing their knowledge.
Clearly communicate solid answers supported by evidence.
The analytical process that we use at Nederveld and our proven track record in court across the country shows our ability to clearly communicate unbiased information. We are intellectually honest and tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Our reports are descriptive, easily understood so that the reader can follow the reasoning behind the conclusion.
Identify the mathematical facts and explain it so everyone can understand.
Using the evidence along with an understanding and know-how for applying engineering principles we can give you a deeper insight into how collisions occur and where collision causation factors may lie. Get these technical concepts explained in simple terms and backed up by the facts.
We have the best technology and continue to develop new techniques to stay ahead of the curve.
We Handle Them All
Whether it’s big or small cases. High dollar or low dollar cases.
Major or minor damage impacts.
It is our purpose to make people and places better.
To Serve Others with Respect and Integrity
To Make People and Places Better
Driven By a Commitment to Serve
Our employees are relentless in their pursuit of assisting others.
We strive to build relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment of service.
We do not sacrifice quality at any level.
We are dedicated to the personal and professional growth of our team.
We are a generous and benevolent company.
Our History is an integral part of who we are and the level of service we provide.
The Nederveld Beginning
Nederveld, Inc. was founded in 1977, specializing in land surveying. The guiding principle used by our founder Gordon Nederveld was “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Mr. Nederveld knew a company dedicated to service would need to exemplify servant leadership at all levels. He consistently reminded us that our ability to communicate technical knowledge at a level our clients understand will set us apart. These lessons have served us well since our beginning.
As the development process changed to include more civil design than simply survey work, the firm made its first significant move into a service other than land surveying. A civil engineering team was established to accommodate the growing land development needs of our clients. In the 80’s and 90’s Nederveld was a surveying and engineering company helping clients develop numerous sites all across West Michigan. When development trends and desires began to change from typical suburban tract housing to neighborhood and community design, the firm made another significant move into Land Planning, adding Architects and Landscape Architects to our team.
Expansion Into the Midwest and Beyond
In early 2008 we started with a small presence in Ann Arbor Michigan as our first office outside of West Michigan. This office would serve a growing demand for Land Surveying and Civil Engineering needs in Michigan. This was a challenging time of economic recession to open a new office, however our level of service quickly became noticed in the East Michigan market. The Ann Arbor office location continues to serve a strong base of land surveying and engineering clients in East Michigan.
In June of 2009 we opened our first out-of-state Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation service center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Our commitment to service and our expertise in various areas of Forensic Engineering soon led to additional service center locations throughout the Midwest. In August of 2020 our expansion moved west to Denver, Colorado, where OEC Forensics became part of Nederveld. Having a Rocky Mountain Service Center location brings national expertise with over 20 years of collision analysis experience to the Nederveld team. Read more about the History of OEC Forensics here.
Where We Are Today
We have developed into a multi-service organization providing comprehensive services in the disciplines of Land Planning, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, 3D Laser Scanning, Forensic Engineering, Fire Investigation, and UAV Services.
Knowledge and, more importantly, understanding gleaned from years of education, training, experience, and industry expertise.
You will find that the strength of Nederveld lies with the quality of our people. Our employees are experts in their fields and accountable for our success. It’s their continuous learning and expansion of knowledge which enables us to bring the highest level of expertise to our clients. We are dedicated people doing quality work no matter what.
Our Team of Experts
- Licensed Professional Engineers
- Licensed Structural Engineers
- Licensed Residential Builders
- Licensed Land Surveyors
- Registered Landscape Architects
- Certified: Form Based Code Institute
- Certified: National Charrette Institute
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Registered Roof Consultant
- Certified Building Inspection Engineers
- Licensed Private Investigators
- Certified Fire Investigators
- Certified Fire and Explosion Investigators
- Certified Vehicle Fire Investigators
- Certified Microbial Consultants
- Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor
- Master Automobile Technician
- Remote Pilots
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