Matt Hartog B.Eng., WRT, P.Eng.

Senior Associate, Civil/Structural & Building Science
Direct: 647-738-5324

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. Hartog is a Senior Associate with the Civil/Structural Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. He holds a Bachelor's Degree of Engineering from Ryerson University. Matt is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in various areas of practice, including civil engineering, building code compliance, building condition assessments, building and construction failures, project, construction, facility management and general contracting, specific expertise relating to structural steel, and water damage restoration and residential construction.


  • Civil Engineering - Structures and Building Sciences
  • Building Code Compliance and Building Condition Assessments
  • Building, Property, and Construction Failures
  • Project, Construction, Facility Management and General Contracting
  • Specific Expertise relating to Structural Steel

academic background

Bachelor's Degree of Engineering, Ryerson Polytechnic University, 2000

National Coaches Certification Program (N.C.C.P), Level 2 Gymnastics

additional courses

  • OBOA Part 10/11 Building Renovations and Change of Use – 2012, November 2022
  • OBOA Large Buildings – 2012, December 2019
  • Working at Heights, July 2019
  • Suspended Work Platform Systems Training, September 2017
  • Hardwood 101 and Claims, October 2013
  • Restorative Drying, January 2011
  • CISC Seismic Design of Steel Framed Buildings, Toronto, November 2007
  • CSSBI Seismic Design Criteria for Steel Building Systems, November 2005
  • Ottawa Carleton Earthquake Engineering Research Centre - Workshop on Changes to the National Building Code of Canada, Toronto, February 2004
  • CSSBI Design in Cold-Formed Steel, Waterloo, April 2003

employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Senior Associate, Civil/Structural
January 2016 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Building Systems and Structural Failure Analysis (including residential, commercial, institutional and industrial occupancies)
  • Construction Assessments, including costing and deficiencies of residential construction projects
  • Detailed design of structural remediation packages, including emergency response plans, temporary shoring, detailed repair or reconstruction design, and engineering consulting during construction
  • Building Code Assessments
  • Building Sciences Investigations

Forensic Engineer
May 2009 – December 2015, Toronto, ON

Behlen Industries LP
Design Engineer
March 2000 – May 2009, Burlington, ON

  • Responsible for complete design of steel building systems including all gravity and lateral resisting components with computer aided and manual design
  • Experience with industrial, commercial, recreational and institutional projects, new construction and additions
  • Noted accomplishment, Whistler Terminal, Peak-to-Peak Gondola Whistler to Blackcombe
  • Major heavy industrial projects (co-gen plants, sawmills, OSB mills)
  • Issuing remedial field work directives
  • Drafting (AutoCAD) of structural steel construction drawings and shop fabrication drawings

PH Engineering
1996-2000, Burlington, ON

  • Structural Steel Design Work
  • Welding Specifications
  • Drafting (AutoCAD) of structural steel construction drawings

Field Consultants Ltd.
1999-2000, Waterdown, ON

  • Foundation Design Work
  • Structural Steel Design Work
  • Soil Report Analysis
  • Drafting (AutoCAD) of structural steel and foundation construction drawings

professional societies and associations


  • Professional Engineers Ontario (2001)
  • Canadian Society of Civil Engineers
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Institute of Steel Construction

Court and Other

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