Bradley Walker B.Eng., E.I.T.

Associate, Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Direct: 647-738-5663

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

Bradley Walker is an Associate working with both the Materials Failure and Multidisciplinary Remediation group at 30 Forensic Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering from McMaster University. Bradley investigates a diverse set of claims with the Materials Failure group that involve product liability investigations, personal injury investigations, mechanical system and equipment failures, and piping and plumbing failures. He also supports the Multidisciplinary Remediation group with their indoor environmental projects and assessments..

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Material Characterization & Identification
  • Fractography & Failure Analysis
  • Project Management

Academic Background

Bachelor of Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, McMaster University, 2018

Selected Technical Projects:

  • Improving Corrosion Test Method for Nickel-Based Superalloy Turbine Blades
  • Design and Material Selection of Liquid Oxygen Pressure Vessel for Rocket Propulsion
  • Design of Portable Composite Pressure Vessel in Medical Application
  • Design of Gear Train Prototype of CD-ROM Read Head

Additional Courses

ASM Principles of Failure Analysis, 2019
ASME Introduction to the Selection of Valves, 2019
Fire Protection Systems and Equipment Training, 2019
Steel Image Failure Analysis Workshop: Decoding Failures, 2019
Working at Heights Training, 2019
WHMIS 2015 Training, 2019
Finite Element Casting Simulation Course, 2018
Canadian Securities Course, 2017

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND

30 Forensic Engineering
Associate – Materials Failure & Multidisciplinary Remediation
August 2018 – Present, Toronto, ON

Forensic investigations in the following fields:

  • Product liability investigations
  • Personal injury investigations
  • Mechanical system and equipment failures
  • HVAC and refrigeration failures (refrigerator, freezers, chillers, heat pump)
  • Fire protection system failures (piping, couplings, sprinklers)
  • Pump and valve failures
  • Piping and plumbing investigations
  • Construction failures
  • Plastic failures
  • Ceramic failures
  • Mechanical and metallurgical failure analysis
  • Plastic and elastomeric failure analysis
  • Fractography and fracture surface analysis
  • Scanning electron microscopy analysis
  • Energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis
  • Residential environmental assessments
    • Mould, asbestos and lead paint assessments
    • Post-fire / combustion by-product assessments
    • Indoor air quality assessments

Ontario Power Generation
Project Leader – Nuclear Waste Projects
May 2016 – August 2017, Kincardine, ON

  • Managed project budgets, funding, risks, scheduling and coordinated stakeholders for multiple projects.
  • Negotiated terms of contracts with vendors, completed bid analysis and provided recommendations to senior management.
  • Identified, evaluated and helped resolve project issues in a cross-functional setting to implement effective solutions.
  • Oversaw contract initiation and field work for site development including scanning, borehole drilling, sediment sampling, tree clearing & removal and hydro pole relocation.
  • Provided project oversight for engineering and construction vendors performing work on site.

SNC Lavalin
Building Assistant – Operations and Maintenance
May 2015 – August 2015, Toronto, ON

  • Responsible for water treatment facility operations and daily water readings (flow, turbidity levels).
  • Maintained cleanliness of facility which included daily power washing of channel and raised beds.

Professional Societies and Associations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Engineer in Training
  • ASM International
 

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