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.