30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil Structural Group with the Senior Appointment of Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy Ph.D., P.Eng. as Senior Associate, within the Civil/Structural Failure group.

Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy Ph.D., P.Eng.
Senior Associate

Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy is a Professional Engineer with over 16 years of experience in multiple areas of practice, including commercial and residential projects, industrial oil and gas, and code and standards development, in addition to five years of academic research related to industrial application. Mohamed has published several academic papers and has also served as a peer reviewer for multiple journals.


  • Structural engineering
  • Codes, standards and guidelines for structural design
  • Ontario Building Code and National Building Code of Canada
  • North American model codes (NBCC and IBC) and their provincial and state variations
  • North American design standards for concrete, steel and wood design
  • Finite elements, structural dynamics, seismic and wind analysis
  • Research projects focused on developing innovative structural systems
  • Undertake forensic investigations related to insurance and/or legal claims.
  • Technical assessment and cost estimation related to repair/remediation.

“Mohamed is an inquisitive engineer whole relishes the role of playing detective.   Like all skilled/experienced forensic engineers, to be able to decipher why a loss occurred is the ultimate reward he endeavors to ascertain.  Mohamed has a calm and cool demeanor and is true a professional” says Terrence Holder B.Eng., M.A.Sc., BSSO, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Civil/Structural Failure.

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 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:

Civil/Structural Failure
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health & Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations

The Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership acknowledged 30 Forensic Engineering as their top choice in both forensic engineering categories:

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