30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm, is proud to offer a dynamic weekly series of webinars that are well-suited towards insurance industry professionals.
As engineers, scientists and experts, we deal in complexities – but we don’t speak in them. Hear from industry leading professionals that are accustomed to delivering the facts in a way that’s detailed, insightful, and understandable to everyone – layperson and expert alike. These virtual and interactive seminars will also provide you with the opportunity to speak with the experts directly and ask questions.
With science as our foundation, our belief is that knowledge enables action and with that in mind, commencing on May 14th, 2020, we are offering the following complimentary weekly webinars.
Seminar Series at a Glance
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Thursday, May 14th – 11:00am EST
Thursday, May 21st – 11:00am EST
Thursday, May 28th – 11:00am EST
Thursday, June 4th – 11:00am EST
Thursday, June 11th – 11:00am
Thursday, June 18th – 11:00am EST
Thursday, June 25th – 11:00am EST
Thursday, July 9th — 11:00am EST
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Date & Time: Thursday, May 14th at 11am
Synopsis: 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm, is hosting an informative and free webinar which will discuss joint examinations and site assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join experts on Thursday, May 14th as they lead this dynamic discussion.
Four experts from across disciplines of 30 Forensic Engineering will discuss our procedures and best practices for conducting joint-vehicle examinations, joint-laboratory examinations, and site assessments while practicing physical distancing during COVID-19. They will review the additional safety procedures we have implemented, including an in-depth look at our lab – a controlled environment we have set up to safely accommodate joint examinations of materials and vehicles while adhering to the latest health advisories. The presentation will cover precautions we take during examinations, as well as during travel to and from site, and recommendations upon arriving back home to keep friends and family safe. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. As an essential service, it is 30 Forensic Engineering’s goal to work with our clients to overcome the obstacles that prevent timely investigation and delivery of expert opinion in support of the legal and insurance industries.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 21st at 11am
Synopsis: Join Robert Sparling and Ben Desclouds for an informative session on water losses and the investigation path for condo and office tower building system failures. Water releases in condos and office towers can result in significant amounts of damage. With new buildings getting taller every day, the potential for larger losses increases. Our presentation will follow the loss investigation paths for a various types of water losses from the following systems:
- Plumbing systems (e.g. fridges, sinks, filters, washing machines)
- HVAC systems (e.g. chillers, fan coils, riser piping)
- Fire Sprinklers Systems (e.g. sprinkler heads, dry system piping)
For each of the above system components we will provide a background on the purpose of the components, a description of the common failure mechanisms, and case study examples. We will provide tips, tricks, and best practices that can be used in future water loss investigations. Gathering the proper information at the outset of a claim will help later-on in the claims process during the subrogation phase.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 28th at 11am
Synopsis: This webinar will discuss various fraudulent collision claims that we have encountered in recent years, focusing on claims that we have frequently assessed in the past year (i.e., hit-&-runs). We will centre our discussion on the tell-tale signs and methodologies that help us determine whether collision damage supports and validates the reported circumstances. We will also discuss the technologies that are useful in validating reported circumstances, the latest being the Berla iVe system. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be better equipped to identify collision claims that require further investigation.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 4th at 11am
Synopsis: As forensic experts in the industry, our focus with fire losses and fire investigations is to identify the origin and cause of failures and to examine opportunities for subrogation. To ensure that we are seeing the loss in full picture, we involve our fire investigators within our various disciplines to carefully analyze contributing factors to fire losses.
The purpose of this webinar is to present the typical flow of our fire loss investigations from start to finish (i.e. the first phone call from our clients to a tangible written report). Fire related forensic investigations may require determining the origin and cause of a loss, assessing the pre-existing conditions at the loss location and exploring potential subrogation opportunities. Depending on what stage of investigation we are engaged at, we design our approach to verify that we are seeing the loss in full picture.
This webinar will facilitate the following learning outcomes to insurance adjusters and lawyers that provide services involving property losses relating specifically to fire:
- Understanding the various stages of involvement of fire loss investigations
- Important questions to ask and documentation to collect for the assessment of pre-loss conditions and various other contributing factors to the loss
- Step by step process relating to our testing, analysis and reporting of our findings
- Reaching a determination of the origin and cause of fires, fire classifications and subrogation opportunities
Date & Time: Thursday, June 11th at 11am
Synopsis: With increasing pressure to expedite projects or reduce cost, insufficient expertise or field data has become a more prevalent issue leading to failure or damage of structures and foundations. As forensic engineers, we have attested how buildings, bridges, or other structures have failed due to a lack of subsurface investigation or soil-structure interaction analysis.
The purpose of this webinar is to present the typical requirements applicable to losses where structural and geotechnical expertise is necessary to perform forensic engineering investigations. Geo-structural forensic investigations may require determining the origin and cause of a loss and assessing the condition of properties comprising structures and foundations. Experts may also need to specify and implement emergency response and remediation actions. Evaluating risk at different stages of a project is essential in identifying the necessary measures to eliminate or reduce risk and ensure safety.
This webinar will facilitate the following learning outcomes to insurance adjusters and lawyers that provide services involving property losses comprising structures and foundations (e.g., building and non-building structures, bridges, infrastructure, industrial plants and commercial facilities, retaining structures, and others):
- Understand the types of properties and losses that will require structural end geotechnical expertise to perform forensic engineering investigations.
- Find out the latest methods to investigate the condition of soils, foundations, or structures where soil-structure interaction is relevant.
- Understand the importance and benefits of assessing risk at different stages of a loss from initial investigation to remediation.
- Find out suitable methods to monitor the condition of structures and foundations.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 18th at 11am
Synopsis: Rob Parkinson, Adam Campbell, and Tom Pepper are pleasured to discuss the role of multidisciplinary investigations in injury claims. 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 are less commonly discussed. We will bring real-world examples of where a multidisciplinary approach has been helpful in identifying technical issues involved in a loss. 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, June 25th at 11am
Synopsis: A look at how a small failure becomes a large failure from a building envelope and environmental perspective. Join three of our experts from multiple disciplines of 30 Forensic Engineering who will discuss how building envelope and environmental issues can transform a small failure into a large failure. They will discuss what building envelope and environmental failures are and the related matters. They will also present case studies that demonstrate how routine building envelope or environmental assessments can uncover a major loss, and how critical decisions can have a significant impact on the scope of work that is required to bring the insured back to a pre-loss condition. An open discussion Q&A will follow at the end of the presentation.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 9th at 11am
Synopsis: There was a time that a collision reconstruction was believed to provide all the information needed to understand why a collision occurred. However, the advancement of complex litigation strategies has changed that approach. Nowadays, modern collision assessments require a detailed understanding of both vehicle and human elements. Join Dr. Campbell and Mr. Fabbroni as they discuss the power of combining collision reconstruction and human factors in crafting your litigation and claims strategy, from file intake to trial.
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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