How to Stop Building Envelope & Environmental Issues from Turning Small Losses into Big Losses – WEBINAR

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm continues its in-demand weekly webinar series with the 7th instalment in the popular curriculum. Join industry leading experts on Thursday, June 25th as they lead a discussion on: How to Stop Building Envelope & Environmental Issues from Turning Small Losses into Big Losses. This dynamic webinar will be of importance to industry professionals such as: insurance company personnel, risk managers, independent adjusters, legal community + more.

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This unique webinar will explore how a small failure becomes a large failure from a building envelope and environmental perspective. Join three of our top experts from multiple disciplines of 30 Forensic Engineering who will discuss how building envelope and environmental issues can transform a small failure into a large failure. They will discuss what building envelope and environmental failures are and the related matters. They will also present case studies that demonstrate how routine building envelope or environmental assessments can uncover a major loss, and how critical decisions can have a significant impact on the scope of work that is required to bring the insured back to a pre-loss condition. An open discussion Q&A will follow at the end of the presentation.

WEBINAR

How to Stop Building Envelope & Environmental Issues
from Turning Small Losses into Big Losses

Date:
Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

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SPEAKERS

Grant Elligsen P.Eng, CRSP, LEED-AP O&M, C-NRPP
Senior Associate
Multidisciplinary Remediation
gelligsen@30fe.com

Emily Saleh B.Eng., P.Eng.
Senior Associate
Civil/Structural Failure
esaleh@30fe.com

Christopher Ciasnocha B.A.Sc., E.I.T.
Senior Associate
Multidisciplinary Remediation
cciasnocha@30fe.com

30 Forensic Seminar Series at a Glance

Please click on the webinar titles to register

Thursday, May 14th – 11:00am EST

Joint Examinations and Site Assessments During COVID-19

Thursday, May 21st – 11:00am EST

Water Loss Investigations in Condo and Office Towers – Systems Overview and Failure Case Studies

Thursday, May 28th – 11:00am EST

Collision Reconstruction Assessments of Suspected Fraudulent Claims

Thursday, June 4th – 11:00am EST

Fire Losses from Start to Finish

Thursday, June 11th – 11:00am

Soil-Structure Interaction – Losses Requiring Geotechnical and Structural Expertise

Thursday, June 18th – 11:00am EST

Multidisciplinary Assessments of Personal Injury Claims – Biomechanics, Building Code and Human Factors

Thursday, June 25th – 11:00am EST

How to Stop Building Envelope and Environmental Issues from Turning Small Losses into Big Losses

Thursday, July 9th —  11:00am EST

Human Factors & Collision Reconstruction – Cover Your Bases in Liability Assessments

If you have any questions, please email Colleen Heffernan: cheffernan@30fe.com

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 engineers, experts, 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, Director, Human Resources
sdobrenan@30fe.com

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30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Multidisciplinary Remediation Group with the Senior Appointment of Grant Elligsen

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Elligsen P.Eng, CRSP, LEED-AP O&M, C-NRPP as Senior Associate within the Multidisciplinary Remediation group.

Grant Elligsen
P.Eng, CRSP, LEED-AP O&M, C-NRPP
Senior Associate

Grant possesses 12 years of project management and leadership experience, specializing in commercial, retail, industrial and residential environmental projects. He has extensive experience in all facets of delivering indoor environmental projects and occupational health and safety assessments. His environmental experience includes: air quality, industrial hygiene, designated substances, noise, water quality, Legionella and confined space assessments. Grant’s expertise is of great value to the legal and insurance industries when complex environmental and health and safety challenges arise.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Indoor air quality
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Mould
  • Confined spaces
  • Asbestos and designated substances
  • Health and safety training
  • Fire and smoke

“I speak for all of 30 Forensic Engineering when I say how excited we are to have someone of Grant’s experience onboard—he is a welcome addition to our Remediation team and a great resource for the entire Property division. Grant’s gregarious manner and passion really complements his depth of health & safety and industrial hygiene expertise.  Given the increasing focus on health & safety in all industries, Grant will doubtless grow into a valued resource for our clients” says Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng., Vice President & Practice Lead, Multidisciplinary Remediation.

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’s Pierre Maheux to Present at the 2017 Ontario Bar Association Institute

Pierre Maheux, MSc, FGAC, PGeo, Principal at 30 Forensic Engineering (Environmental Division), will participate as a panel member for the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Institute on February 8 in Toronto.

The OBA represents more than 16,000 lawyers working in the province and the OBA Institute is the association’s signature professional development event. It is an award winning initiative and Canada’s largest Continuing Professional Development event for the legal profession. The 2016 edition of the Institute used live and web-linked sessions to bring approximately 2,000 lawyers from across the province and beyond, together for a week of quality continuing professional development and networking.

Pierre will be participating in the 2017 Environmental Law Program, representing the Qualified Person/consultant’s perspective regarding the management of excess soil in Ontario. Management of excess soil has been and remains an increasingly growing concern in the province. The issue has received media attention with focus on illegal dumping of soil, site alteration by-laws, commercial fill operations, tracking excess soil, concern over the quality of excess soil, and protection of agricultural lands and the environment. Further, we are on the eve of a new regulation governing the characterization, movement, and placement of soil in Ontario.

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’s Joel van Popta to Present at the SMART Remediation Conference

Joel van Popta M.Sc., P.Geo, Senior Associate at 30 Forensic Engineering (Environmental Division), is scheduled to present at the Smart Methods in Advanced Remediation Technologies (SMART) Conference in Toronto on January 26th.

Joel will be presenting his findings on the use of stable isotopes in a multiple-lines-of-evidence approach to evaluating sources and degradation of trichloroethylene, or simply put – “Finger-Printing Contaminant Sources”.  With well over 130 registered delegates, this conference will bring together some of the industry’s top remediation professionals.

Organized by Vertex Environmental Inc., the SMART Remediation conference is expected to cover a wide range of issues and is part of a series of technical learning seminars for environmental professionals.

Please click HERE to view the full SMART conference agenda.

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

Joel van Popta to Present at RemTech 2016 in Banff, AB October 12-14

30 is proud to announce that Joel van Popta, Senior Associate in our EHS group, will be presenting at the 2016 Remediation Technologies Symposium (RemTech 2016) in Banff, Alberta, October 12 – 14.

RemTech is an annual information transfer event for environmental professionals, focusing on the latest innovations in soil and groundwater remediation. Joel will give a presentation on the use of stable isotopes in a multiple-lines-of-evidence approach to evaluating sources and degradation of trichloroethylene (a commonly used industrial solvent).

RemTech is hosted by the Environmental Services Association of Alberta, and is considered the premier industry event of its kind. Presenters for the conference are selected based on review of submitted abstracts by a panel of peers. Joel will be presenting on a unique topic, demonstrating the strong capability of the 30 Environmental Team to tackle tough assignments.

Kirsten Hoedlmoser Published in Claims Canada!

Giffin Koerth’s Kirsten Hoedlmoser has been published in the latest issue of Claims Canada. The article, entitled “Challenges in Fire Damage Assessment and Remediation: Forensic Engineering Perspectives” (20-21) appears in the April/May issue of Claims Canada, and discusses the complex world of assessing and remediating fire damage.

Kirsten addresses the fundamental question: How can the environmental aspects of a fire claim be best managed in the absence of universally accepted best practices? An important step in assessing fire damage from an environmental perspective is understanding the impact of potentially hazardous fire residue. The right expertise and experience are extremely important in these murky waters.

Kirsten is a Chemical and Environmental Engineer, and an Intermediate Associate with Giffin Koerth. To learn more about Giffin Koerth’s Environmental Engineering service offering, click here.