30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil Structural Group with the Appointment of Abrar Khan

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Abrar Khan P.Eng., M.E.Sc. as Intermediate Associate within the Civil/Structural Failure group

Abrar Khan P.Eng., M.E.Sc., Intermediate Associate

Abrar obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), specializing in structural and transportation engineering. After graduation, he pursued a Masters of Engineering Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). At UWO, Abrar joined Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group as a Graduate Research Assistant where he worked on the ‘Three Little Pigs’ Research Project at The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes. In his master’s program, he developed an experimental set-up to study the load-sharing phenomena between roof trusses of low-rise residential wood-framed houses and how it contributes to the overall failure of the roof under realistic high wind loads.

In his most recent experience he developed skills in dynamic analysis of structures for wind-induced structural responses and determining cladding design wind loads for façades based on wind tunnel testing on a variety of structures. Prior to that, he worked in a geotechnical laboratory performing soil and concrete testing. Abrar achieved his P.Eng. designation in 2016.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Structural dynamics
  • Wind loads and effects on structures
  • Load-sharing and failures of wood-framed roofs under high wind
  • Engineering statistics and reliability
  • Construction materials testing

“30 Forensic Engineering is continuously growing and adding key members to complement our wealth of experience and expertise. We are very excited to welcome Abrar to the civil/structural team and look forward to his bright future with us” says Tom Pepper B.Eng., CFEI, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Building & Fire Code.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 70 Professional Investigators, Engineering Technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America serving a wide variety of industries including: Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal, Construction, Health Care, Commercial and Residential Property, Financial, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Renewable Energy and Transportation.

We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

Civil/Structural Failure
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health & Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
Trucking

The Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership acknowledged 30 Forensic Engineering as their top choice in both forensic engineering categories:

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing
paquino@30fe.com

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Stephanie d’Obrenan, Senior Manager, People and Culture
sdobrenan@30fe.com

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30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil Structural Group with the Senior Appointment of Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy Ph.D., P.Eng. as Senior Associate, within the Civil/Structural Failure group.

Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy Ph.D., P.Eng.
Senior Associate

Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy is a Professional Engineer with over 16 years of experience in multiple areas of practice, including commercial and residential projects, industrial oil and gas, and code and standards development, in addition to five years of academic research related to industrial application. Mohamed has published several academic papers and has also served as a peer reviewer for multiple journals.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Structural engineering
  • Codes, standards and guidelines for structural design
  • Ontario Building Code and National Building Code of Canada
  • North American model codes (NBCC and IBC) and their provincial and state variations
  • North American design standards for concrete, steel and wood design
  • Finite elements, structural dynamics, seismic and wind analysis
  • Research projects focused on developing innovative structural systems
  • Undertake forensic investigations related to insurance and/or legal claims.
  • Technical assessment and cost estimation related to repair/remediation.

“Mohamed is an inquisitive engineer whole relishes the role of playing detective.   Like all skilled/experienced forensic engineers, to be able to decipher why a loss occurred is the ultimate reward he endeavors to ascertain.  Mohamed has a calm and cool demeanor and is true a professional” says Terrence Holder B.Eng., M.A.Sc., BSSO, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Civil/Structural Failure.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 70 Professional Investigators, Engineering Technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America serving a wide variety of industries including: Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal, Construction, Health Care, Commercial and Residential Property, Financial, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Renewable Energy and Transportation.

We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

Civil/Structural Failure
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health & Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
Trucking

The Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership acknowledged 30 Forensic Engineering as their top choice in both forensic engineering categories:

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing
paquino@30fe.com

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Stephanie d’Obrenan, Senior Manager, People and Culture
sdobrenan@30fe.com

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Civil Structural Group with the Appointment of Claire Miller

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Miller E.I.T., B.Eng. as Associate, within the Civil/Structural Failure group.

Claire Miller E.I.T., B.Eng
Associate

Claire holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, 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.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Building Condition Assessments
  • Repair and Restoration of Buildings

“Claire’s knowledge and investigative skills as it relates to the reason for structural failures is a welcoming addition to the civil/structural group.  She exudes confidences, understands the issue and is able concisely translate it’s meaning into the written word.  Claire has a passion for learning new skills and readily available to take on different challenges. She is a great addition to 30 Forensic Engineering” says Terrence Holder B.Eng., M.A.Sc., BSSO, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Civil/Structural Failure.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 70 Professional Investigators, Engineering Technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America serving a wide variety of industries including: Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal, Construction, Health Care, Commercial and Residential Property, Financial, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Renewable Energy and Transportation.

We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

Civil/Structural Failure
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health & Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
Trucking

The Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership acknowledged 30 Forensic Engineering as their top choice in both forensic engineering categories:

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing
paquino@30fe.com

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Stephanie d’Obrenan, Senior Manager, People and Culture
sdobrenan@30fe.com

2018 Forensic Investigation Forum: Ottawa

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm was pleased to host the 2018 Forensic Investigation Forum in our nation’s capital. Held downtown Ottawa on June 19th, the afternoon seminar brought together senior industry leaders and was designed to provide a current forensic engineering perspective on property and casualty claims and risk mitigation.  30 Forensic Engineering would like to take this opportunity to thank our Ottawa area insurance and legal industry partners for making the event a success.


Behind the Wheel of Truck & Auto Investigations

What’s Driving The Future of Collision Reconstruction?  Understanding The Role of Biomechanics and Human Factors in Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Speakers:

 

Jamie Catania, B.E.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng
President, Head of Casualty Group

 

 

 

Mark Fabbroni, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng
Principal, Trucking Claims

 

 

 

Rob Parkinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Principal, Biomechanics and Personal Injury

 

 

 

Adam Campbell, B.Kin., Ph.D
Senior Associate, Human Factors

 

 

 

Mark Paquette, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Associate, Collision Reconstruction

 

 


A Forensic Engineering View on Fire, Flood 
& Property Loss Investigations 

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Mitigate Risk & Expense on
Property Files.

Speakers:

 

Robert Sparling, B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng
Vice President

 

 

 

Jeff Reitsma, MBA, PMP, P.Eng
Principal, Multidisciplinary Remediation

 

 

 

Tom Pepper, B.Eng., P.Eng
Practice Lead, Building and Fire Code

 

 

 

 

Mrinmoy Kanungo, M.E.Sc., P.Eng
Practice Lead, Geotechnical & Mining

 

 

 

 

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Senior Appointment of Derek Gibson

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Gibson P.Eng as Senior Associate within the Civil/Structural Group.

Derek brings over twenty years of experience to 30 Forensic Engineering in building condition assessments, failure analysis of building systems, building code compliance audits, investigation and rehabilitation of building enclosure systems, and structural evaluations of damaged properties. He has engaged in hundreds of forensic investigations and his wealth of experience in building condition assessments has been vital to establishing the condition of building envelopes, interior finishes, and structural and exterior architectural building features.  Derek has also acted as a private sector liaison regarding building structures for the Fire Department personnel during active fire suppression events.

Derek is a licensed expert with:

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario – P.Eng.
  • Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba – P.Eng.
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta – P.Eng.
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan – Member

“30 Forensic Engineering is excited to have someone with Derek’s vast experience onboard — he is a welcome senior level addition to our award winning Civil/Structural team and to our already robust Property division. Derek brings decades of practical forensic engineering knowledge and client service to the firm and is a consummate professional” stated Terrence Holder, Practice Lead, Civil/Structural Group.      

30 Forensic Engineering Promotes Pablo Robalino to Senior Associate within Civil/Structural Group

(TORONTO) — 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Pablo J. Robalino, M.Sc., P.Eng, PMP to Senior Associate within the Civil/Structural group.

Pablo is a structural forensic engineering specialist and project manager with over 17 years of work experience in engineering consulting within the mining, nuclear, oil and gas, cement and institutional industries. Pablo has investigated numerous claims involving structural failures, damage/impacts to buildings and bridges, fires, dynamic demands, inadequate design specifications or construction procedures, deterioration of concrete/steel structures, foundation deficiencies, and soil-foundation interaction issues, to name a few.

Pablo has successfully led the emergency response, remediation, repair, and reconstruction efforts to reinstate the pre-loss condition of numerous structures and has authored dozens of expert reports for clients in the legal and insurance industries.  In addition, he has delivered numerous high quality detailed structural designs and provided innovative solutions to restore damaged or deteriorated structures.

“Within 30, Pablo quickly established himself as a true expert in the field and vital member of the Civil/Structural team. He demonstrates a talent for working collaboratively with experts across various disciplines to ensure that our valued clients are provided with the best possible solutions. Congratulations on the well-deserved promotion Pablo.” – stated Jamie Catania, Vice President, Forensic Consulting at 30 Forensic Engineering.

30 Forensic Engineering (30fe.com), based in Toronto, has been serving the insurance and legal industries for 15 years and is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 60+ professional investigators is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America. We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in: Civil/Structural, Geotechnical and Mining, Construction Claims, Personal Injury and Collision Reconstruction, Electrical and Renewable Energy, Environmental Health and Safety, Remediation, Materials Failure/HVAC, and Fire and Explosion investigations.

For further information, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing
Direct: 647-738-5326
paquino@30fe.com

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the -30- Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Jamie Burns, Director, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
Direct: 647-738-5472
jburns@30fe.com

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Appointment of Paul Reinis

(TORONTO) — 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Reinis, M.Eng., P.Eng. as Senior Associate in the Civil/Structural department.

Paul brings over 20 years of experience in consulting engineering to the firm, primarily working on analysis and design of buildings, silos, furnaces, converters, crane beams etc. for heavy industry.

Having begun his career in telecommunications towers, he joined HG Engineering/Worley Parsons where he used advanced numerical analysis techniques for design, bridging the gap between structural and mechanical engineering. Paul also completed several failure analyses, providing economical solutions to fatigue failures and working with insurers. He later joined the Canadian Institute for Steel Construction, where he co-authored and presented the course on Industrial Building Design to engineers across Canada.

“30 is excited to have someone of Paul’s experience onboard—he is a welcome addition to our Civil/Structural team and to our ever growing Property division. Paul brings a wealth of practical insight from the Industrial sector, is a consummate professional and a great person to work with.” stated Jamie Catania, Vice President, Forensic Consulting at 30 Forensic Engineering.

30 Forensic Engineering (30fe.com), based in Toronto, has been serving the insurance and legal industries for 15 years and is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 60+ professional investigators is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America. We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in: Civil/Structural, Geotechnical and Mining, Construction Claims, Personal Injury and Collision Reconstruction, Electrical and Renewable Energy, Environmental Health and Safety, Remediation, Materials Failure/HVAC, and Fire and Explosion investigations.

For further information, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing
647 738-5326
paquino@30fe.com

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the -30- Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Jamie Burns, Director, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
647 738-5472
jburns@30fe.com

GK’s Civil/Structural Team Welcomes Paul Reinis!

Giffin Koerth is honoured to welcome our latest addition to the Civil/Structural Group – Paul Reinis.

Paul comes to GK with close to 20 years of experience ranging from designing and inspecting telecommunications towers across North America, managing heavy industrial projects in Africa, to designing and facilitating Structural Engineering courses for the Canadian Institute for Steel Construction. Paul has worked most recently with Quad Engineering where he spent the last 5 years as their top Civil/Structural Engineer, managing a team and helping to grow their structural group. Prior to that he spent 13 years with WorleyParsons in their structural group.

Outside of being a great engineer, Paul is a very active cyclist and he competes in numerous races all over Ontario and Canada; just last week Paul finished first in his class in the Provincial Mountain Bike Championships!

Welcome to the team, Paul!