Ben Harvey B.Tech., M.A.Sc

Associate, Collision Reconstruction
Direct: (416) 368-1700

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

EXPERT SUMMARY

Mr. Ben Harvey is an Associate with the Collision Reconstruction team at 30 Forensic Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree with a focus on Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology from McMaster University. He is also a part-time student at the University of Waterloo, earning a Master of Applied Science with a focus on Mechanical Engineering. Ben conducts vehicle and site examinations for collisions involving different types of vehicles including automobiles, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, and other types of heavy machinery.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Collision site assessment
  • Vehicle mechanical examinations
  • Restraint system usage and effectiveness assessment
  • Event Data Recorder (black box) data retrieval and analysis

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Master of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Expected Graduation 2023

Bachelor of Technology (Automotive and Vehicle Technology, co-op program, graduated with honours), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 2019

Advanced College Diploma (Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive and Vehicle Technology, co-op program, graduated with honours), Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario, 2019

Certificate in Business Management, Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario, 2019

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

30 Forensic Engineering
Associate – Collision Reconstruction
June 2022 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Conduct technical investigations of motor vehicle collisions
  • Investigate mechanical failures of vehicle components and equipment
  • Conduct field examinations and retrieve relevant data for vehicle collision, including event data recorder (black box) data retrieval and analysis
  • Assessment of vehicle collision to determine collision severity (delta-v) and vehicle kinematics

D&V Electronics
Junior Controls Designer, Co-op
May – August 2018, Vaughn, Ontario

  • Create data sheet for various control modules to be used by engineers to help design future testing equipment
  • Update electrical control drawing using electrical CAD software (E3)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Service Desk Specialist, Co-op Student
January – August 2017, Toronto, Ontario

  • Assigning phone numbers and troubleshooting telecom issues across the company
  • Provisioned multiple applications to users around the world including trading and financial operations applications

PUBLICATIONS AND ACADEMIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • B. Harvey, M. Ghazimoradi, J. Imbert-Boyd, M. Worswick and J. Montesano, "ENERGY ABSORPTION OF CARBON FIBER NCF REINFORCED PLASTIC CHANNELS UNDER DYNAMIC AXIAL CRUSH LOADING," in Society of Plastic Engineers Automotive Composite Conference and Exhibition, Detroit, 2021.
 

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