30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce that our webinar series will continue with a NEW 2021 Spring/Summer syllabus. Our complimentary webinars incorporate a robust focus on education and each session is accredited for CE credits in various provinces across Canada. Join the thousands of insurance industry professionals who have participated in our past curriculums to learn from top experts across 13 distinct disciplines.
As engineers, scientists and experts, we deal in complexities – but we don’t speak in them. Hear from industry leading professionals who are accustomed to delivering the facts in a way that’s detailed, insightful, and understandable to layperson and expert alike. These virtual and interactive seminars also provide the opportunity to speak with the experts directly and ask questions.
With science as our foundation, our belief is that knowledge enables action. With that in mind, commencing on Thursday May 13th, 2021, we are offering the following complimentary and accredited weekly webinars.
2021 Spring/Summer Seminar Series at a Glance & Registration
Please find complete curriculum details below
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Thursday, May 13th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, May 20th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, May 27th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, June 3rd – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, June 10th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, June 17th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, June 24th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, July 8th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, July 15th – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, July 22nd – 1:00pm EST
Thursday, July 29th – 1:00pm EST
If you have any questions, please email:
Colleen Heffernan – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Date & Time: Thursday, May 13th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Synopsis: Join 30 Forensic Engineering’s Multidisciplinary Remediation team for a discussion focused on mitigation of risk through designated substance surveys (DSSs), addressing the legal requirements prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. This session will be of interest to insurers, building owners, and property managers, as it will highlight their responsibilities under the Act. It will speak to our recent experiences with incorrect, incomplete or lack of DSSs. These aspects resulted in designated substance spills, lead to increases in scope, exceeded budgets, and significant time delays for project completion. The presentation will highlight how these can contribute to secondary property damage, including health and safety risks for operations and maintenance staff, and suggestions for risk management.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 20th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Synopsis: Andrew Huntley, B.Sc., Ph.D. and Claire Miller, B.E.SC., P.Eng. are pleased to discuss the role of multidisciplinary investigations in injury claims, with a specific focus on stairway falls. While many are familiar with the individual disciplines of building code, human factors assessments, or biomechanical investigations, the advantages of combining multiple disciplines in identifying technical issues associated with personal injury, especially on stairs, are less commonly discussed. We will bring real-world examples of where a multidisciplinary approach has been helpful in identifying technical issues in incidents involving stairs. The conversation will also consider best practices when multiple disciplines are involved, to ensure you are achieving the maximum benefit from these investigations.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 27th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Synopsis: Despite there being relatively few motorcycles on the road compared to passenger vehicles, they are over-represented in collision rates with both vehicle and human elements to consider in liability assessments of collision avoidance. Raffi Engeian, B.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng. will discuss approaches used to reconstruct collisions involving motorcycles, and how they differ from the more traditional approaches used to assess passenger vehicle collisions. Adam Campbell, B.Kin., Ph. D. will discuss the nuances of motorcyclist performance, and the behaviour of drivers observing motorcycles on the roadway, issues of lighting and expectations that foster collision potential
Date & Time: Thursday, June 3rd – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Synopsis: Please join us for a seminar on pedestrian and cyclist motor vehicle investigations. Hosted by Chad Gooyers, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Regional Director — Western Canada, and Mark Paquette, B.A.Sc., CFEI, CVFI, P.Eng., Regional Director — Ottawa, this session will focus on what to look for when handling motor vehicle collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists, as well as some of the biomechanical insights that can be integrated into traditional reconstructions of these incidents. Dr. Chad Gooyers will also provide an overview of the biomechanical techniques that can be used to establish whether proper helmet use would have prevented or mitigated the severity of head injuries sustained by unhelmeted cyclists.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 10th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Synopsis: With the summer months upon us, Ben Desclouds, B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng. and Rob Sparling, B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng. have put together a unique product liability presentation using case examples exclusively from the summer months. Specifically, when those leisure activities become stressful due to failures. They will illustrate the basic concepts of product design and product liability investigations using cases about boats, tubing ropes, water parks, jungle gyms, rope swings, pools, golf equipment, bicycles, gyms and much more. We will review the failures and identify any subrogation and recovery potentials.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 17th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Synopsis: Join Rashmiya Raviraj, B.A.Sc., CFEI, P.Eng. and Olivia Yalnizyan, M.A.Sc., B.A.Sc. for another of our product liability series, focusing on the most destructive duo in insurance: fire losses and water losses. We will take you through the engineering fundamentals of product design and manufacturing, and where engineering inadequacies lead to failures and catastrophic losses. Fire losses and water losses are two of the most common and most devastating results of product failures. Using electrical and material failure examples we will demonstrate the relationship between product liability and product design and engineering. Ultimately, we’ll provide you with a greater understanding of the impact of product design on its failure, to help you identify, understand, and pursue more of these subrogation opportunities.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 24th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Speakers: Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng
Synopsis: Jeff Reitsma, MBA, PMP, P.Eng. will examine common cost and risk issues which we have seen arise over the course of remedial construction projects. As our team is often afforded a life-cycle view of an insurance event from emergency response through restoration and recovery, we have the ability to connect the dots between activities taken over the course of a file which can lead to significantly different outcomes for insured parties, insurers and restoration contractors. Specifically, we will review critical decision points & processes in the remedial construction process itself, related to:
• Impact assessment;
• Management and documentation of scope, schedule & budget;
• Contracts & dispute resolution; and
• Post-event litigation.
We will identify some common threads, tips and tricks, and issues to be mindful of — regardless of the type of project — to enable better outcomes on construction-related matters.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 8th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Speakers: Harrison Griffiths B.Sc.E, P.Eng.
Synopsis: Join Harrison Griffiths, B.Sc.E, P.Eng. for a discussion which explores the types of historical electronic data stored in modern passenger vehicles, how that data can help your investigation above and beyond the typical reconstruction, and a look into some potential sources of data inaccuracies that highlight why it can be dangerous to take the data on face value without proper consideration and analysis.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 15th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Synopsis: Join Nishan Perera, B.A.Sc., P.Eng. for a modern look into how photographs and video evidence can make or break a case in liability assessments involving motor vehicle collisions. Participants will learn about the photogrammetry process and how engineers can extract data that no longer exists. Participants will also learn about video evidence, how it can be misleading and the importance of correctly interrogating these digital witnesses to get the most reliable information possible.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 22nd – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Speakers: Dr. Adam Campbell B.Kin., Ph. D.
Synopsis: As a trial-experienced Human Factors expert, Adam Campbell, B.Kin., Ph. D. will take you into the courtroom to expose the common reasons why road authorities are often found at-fault for collision events, and how autonomous/connected vehicles and infrastructure will shift the current liability landscape. Dr. Campbell will also deliver practical strategies that road authorities can use to reduce their litigation risks, today and in the future.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 29th – 1:00pm EST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST
Speakers: Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng.
Synopsis: Please join 30 Forensic Engineering’s Construction Team, led by Jeff Reitsma, MBA, PMP, P.Eng. as they review recent experience in files highlighting areas of litigation risk for municipalities and their agents, including:
• Increased frequency and intensity of storms
• Small-scale renewable energy installations
• Innovative materials & methods of construction
• Green infrastructure
If you have any questions, please email Colleen Heffernan: email@example.com
About 30 Forensic Engineering
30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 70 professional engineers, experts, investigators, engineering technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America serving a wide variety of industries including: Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal, Construction, Health Care, Commercial and Residential Property, Financial, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Renewable Energy and Transportation.
We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Environmental Health & Safety
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
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