Claire Miller B.E.SC., P.Eng.

Associate, Civil/Structural & Building Science
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

Ms. Claire Miller is an Associate with the Civil/Structural Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. She graduated the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, with a Structural option. Claire started her career in the building forensics and rehabilitation industry, performing many field investigations, failure analyses, and repair specifications for existing buildings. Since joining 30 Forensic Engineering, Claire has conducted investigations involving compliance with building codes and standards and building failures. Claire has been qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, in matters relating to the field of civil/structural engineering and building codes.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Building Condition Assessments
  • Repair and Restoration of Buildings
  • Building Fire Damage Assessments
  • Building Code Compliance Assessment

academic background

Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering (Structural Option), University of Western Ontario, 2015

ADDITIONAL COURSES AND TRAINING

  • George Brown: Part 3 Fire Protection, 2022
  • George Brown: Part 9 The House Building Envelope, 2020
  • Amendments to Part 9 of Ontario Building Code, 2019
  • Amendments to Stairs, Guards and Handrails in Ontario Building Code, 2019
  • George Brown: Part 9 The House Health and Safety, 2019
  • George Brown: General Legal Process and Powers and Duties, 2018

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

30 Forensic Engineering
Associate – Civil/Structural & Building and Fire Codes
2018 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Conducting investigations involving compliance with building codes and standards and building failures.
  • Performing site examinations to collect information pertaining to the incident loss.
  • Reviewing and analyzing building department inspection records and plans.
  • Drawing review and building permit submissions.

Carvajal Structural Engineers Inc.
Structural Designer
2015 – 2018, Toronto, ON

  • Performed emergency and regularly scheduled field investigations to assess building conditions.
  • Prepared written technical reports and procedures in response to investigations of existing structures.
  • Assisted in structural engineering design, including preparation of technical drawings, calculations, specifications and procedures.
  • Coordinated the tendering process, including the analysis of bids and providing bid recommendations.

Bluescape Construction Management Inc.
Assistant to Project Manager
2014, Toronto, ON

  • Provided project support to multiple project managers, including evaluation and preparation of tender and contract documents and scheduling meetings with contractors and consultants.
  • Attended and coordinated office and on-site meetings, documenting key actions in meeting minutes.

Toronto Water, Major Capital Projects
Summer Intern
2013, Toronto, ON

  • Provided two senior project managers with support for on-going projects, including RFP preparation and development.
  • Attended meetings with consultants and contractors.
  • Performed data analysis for a storm water sewer maintenance program.

Professional societies and associations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Member
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), Professional Member
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba, Professional Member

COURT AND OTHER APPEARANCES

  • Qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, in matters relating to the field of Civil/Structural engineering and Building Codes

Speaking Engagements

  • “Post-Loss Remediation: Technical Pitfalls Leading to Cost Escalation,” 30 Forensic Engineering Webinar, November 2022
  • “Multidisciplinary Assessments of Personal Injury Claims in the Barrier Free Environment,” 30 Forensic Engineering Webinar, July 2022
  • “Multidisciplinary Assessments of Personal Injury Claims on Stairways,” Lindsay LLP, July 2021
  • “Multidisciplinary Assessments of Personal Injury Claims on Stairways,” 30 Forensic Engineering Webinar, May 2021
  • Sessional Lecturer, “Forensic Biomechanics: Personal Injury: Stairway Falls”, Undergraduate Course KIN 326, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, 2020 – 2021
 

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