We’re a unified team of forensic engineers, scientists and experts.
Smart forensics starts with a singular focus: smart reporting
The 30 team comes from many different disciplines, but we are unified by the belief that the work we produce must be thorough and uncompromising.
Every project we undertake is done with the singular focus of smart reporting: delivering the facts in a way that’s detailed, insightful, and understandable to everyone – layperson and expert alike.
At the same time, none of us works in isolation. We have the ability to call upon the expertise of any of our fellow team members when needed. We work together as a unified group to help ensure we provide the most accurate reporting possible.
Diverse disciplines. Unified expertise.
Our greatest strength is our diversity
With full access to a multidisciplinary team, each of our practices can explore every possible cause of an incident from a technical and scientific perspective, as well as a deep knowledge of governing regulations, common practices, and legal precedents.
As a result, we are able to provide 360° Services – four-stage closed-loop process that encapsulates all aspects of a failure, injury or accident.
Stage 1: Prevention
A review of structures, materials, processes and contingency plans to help reduce risk.
Stage 2: Investigation
An accurate, complete report that enables action informed by insight.
Stage 3: Remediation
A thorough exploration of what can be salvaged, restored, improved, or re-engineered, along with the technicalities and liabilities involved, as well as a complete cost analysis.
Stage 4: Risk Management
Ongoing outreach in the form of published research, education programs, and presentations to help designers of structures and products be more proactive in identifying and reducing insurance risk.
Science is our foundation.
The truth about science
Evidence-based proof is all that matters when it comes to forensic reporting. No agenda. No advocacy. Just credible, undeniable, unshakeable science.
Our belief: knowledge enables action. Armed with the facts, you can plan your strategy more appropriately, whether it’s winning a case or settling to better advantage.
Too often, forensics happen too late – often leading to more time, effort and expense. But when forensics are brought in early, crucial evidence can be found that will help everyone involved come to a much faster resolution, with a clearer negotiation position, more subrogation opportunities, and more efficient case handling.
The real goal
Ultimately, our clients are looking for a resolution. And while we will always provide a clear, unbiased account of the facts, we also keep in mind the business aspects of an investigation, asking ourselves questions such as:
- How much should an investigation cost?
- What’s the most economical action: repair, replace, or reinvent?
- Is the expense of a full written report worth it if it’s not needed?
- Is the case worth fighting?
We’ve built our success on long-term relationships with our clients, and always seek to serve their best interests – without compromising the presentation of the facts.
Complexity made simpler.
The facts, clearly reported
As engineers and scientists, we deal in complexities – but we don’t speak in them.
We make a point of presenting our findings in ways that are easily understood by the layperson, and appreciated by the expert. Not oversimplified – just clearly, compellingly, and accurately reported.
Common goals, uncommon cooperation.
All for one
Just scratch the surface, and oftentimes, a case can involve many layers of complexity. A collision might involve a combination of road conditions, standards for human reaction, or materials failures. Or a fire could involve electrical malfunction, structural failure, or human error.
To help ensure we provide an accurate report, we often call upon the expertise of one another. We’re fortunate to have a team of many disciplines within 30, enabling us to present findings with great technical accuracy. In fact, we’re keen to help each other out whenever needed.
A rarity in the world of forensics, our combined multidisciplinary and collaborative approach has served our clients well, providing additional insight into cases without a hefty additional cost.
30 Forensic Engineering was founded in Toronto in 2002 as Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering. In the beginning, our team comprised four engineers working in three disciplines out of a small office space on Victoria Street. Since then, we’ve evolved into a firm of more than 60 engineers, scientists and experts working in nine different practice areas across Forensic Engineering, Loss Mitigation and Remediation. Since inception, we’ve grown into one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms serving loyal clientele primarily in the insurance and legal industries.
We’ve changed substantially since our inception and, in 2016, we chose a new name to reflect the organization we had become. We wanted a name that would express our unwavering commitment to the facts, to telling the whole story of each case—compellingly, correctly, convincingly.
This is how we came to be 30.
In the early days of newspapers, reporters would type “-30-“ at the bottom of the last page of their final copy. This would signify to the publisher that the story was complete. That the facts were all there. That nothing more could be said. We couldn’t think of a better way to describe what we do. When we submit a report, we provide the complete picture, empowering our clients through knowledge to make decisions with confidence.
At 30, we’re inspired by the goal of becoming a global centre of excellence in Forensic Engineering and Science. Our commitment to this goal is reflected in our dedication to each investigation and the quality of the product we deliver to our clients.