Daniel Balagot B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Associate, Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC

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.



Mr. Daniel Balagot is an Associate in the Materials Failure Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. Daniel specializes in in manufacturing and process engineering in various industries such as asphalt, energy and pharmaceutical. Daniel is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.


  • Structure, Properties, Mechanics, and Production of Materials
  • Project Management
  • Specification Writing and Bid Evaluations
  • Scope Development
  • Cost and Schedule Estimating
  • Procurement and Materials Management
  • Technical Writing

Academic background

Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2008

Additional Courses

  • WHMIS Training, annually
  • Working at Safe Heights (MOL Certified), 2021
  • PHA Leadership Training (HAZOP), 2017

Professional Experience

-30- Forensic Engineering
Associate – Materials Failure
2021 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Product liability investigations
  • Piping and plumbing investigations
  • Plastic and polymer failure
  • Metallurgical analysis
  • Fractography and fracture surface analysis

Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
Engineering Claims Adjuster
2018 – 2021, Toronto, ON

  • Full-cycle commercial claims handling; from First Notice of Loss to settlement
  • Appointed and assigned experts in support of the investigation of claims
  • Handled claims with quantums ranging from thousands to multi-millions
  • Provided technical support to other Claims Adjusters on different equipment
  • Provided bridge to different departments on relating Policy coverage to each respective department

IKO Industries LTD
Corporate Process Engineer
2013 – 2018, Toronto, ON

  • Involved with creating drawings, updating schematics and reviewing “As-built” drawings before final approvals
  • Assessed current process in plants and implementing continuous process improvements to improve productivity and efficiency (CPI)
  • Assessed and troubleshot Process equipment (tanks, pumps, piping, heat exchangers, etc) for damages. Perform ND Testing on all installed Process equipment with certified contractors
  • Worked with sub-contractors on the construction of new plants being built in North America
  • Immensely involved in the design and construction of the plant being built in Brampton, ON, with an anticipated completion date of 2019 Q4
  • Travelled to different IKO manufacturing sites across North America to supervise, manage and implement new projects/designs/tests
  • Worked with vendors on ordering parts and handling POs, invoices, etc.
  • Designed and developed multiple processes involving raw material and auxiliary resources such as asphalt, hot oil, steam, process water and compressed air
  • Small AutoCAD design for new equipment and enhancements to older drawings
  • Created Capital Expenditures Requisitions (CEARs) for multiple projects, Theory of Operation, IKO Standards documents, Master Equipment Lists, Engineering Weekly Reports, Project Schedules, and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WI)
  • Oversaw projects ranging from thousands to million-dollar projects
  • Designed and developed processes following all Codes and Standards

Process Engineer/Maintenance Engineering Lead
2012 – 2013, Toronto, ON

  • Prepared maintenance PMs and assist team with maintenance duties
  • Equipment-capable on all machinery for solar panel manufacturing
  • Worked with vendors and manufacturers to improve current machinery efficiency
  • Supervised 12 maintenance technicians
  • Worked with Allen Bradley and Siemens systems, HMIs, ABB robots, Servo motors
  • Worked with Sr. Maintenance Engineer and SCM department on Spare Parts tracking
  • Project Planning based from Kaizen and special projects
  • Prepared risk assessment analysis and business justification plans
  • Wrote RFQs, preparing meetings/conference calls with vendors, customers and other employees
  • Sustained machine efficiency by doing Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Designed and developed processes following all Codes and Standards

Professional Societies and Associations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Member
  • Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers (CsCHE), Member