30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce our NEW 2022 Spring/Summer webinar series syllabus. Our complimentary webinars incorporate a robust focus on education and each session is accredited for CE credits by: The Insurance Councils of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) and The Law Society of British Columbia.
Join the thousands of insurance industry professionals who have already participated in our past curriculums to learn from top experts across 13 distinct disciplines.
As engineers, scientists and experts, we deal in complexities – but we don’t speak in them. Hear from industry leading professionals who are accustomed to delivering the facts in a way that’s detailed, insightful, and understandable to laypersons and experts alike. These virtual and interactive seminars also provide the opportunity to speak with the experts directly and ask questions.
With science as our foundation, our belief is that knowledge enables action. With that in mind, commencing on Thursday March 24th, 2022, we are offering the following complimentary and accredited weekly webinars:
2022 Spring/Summer Seminar Series at a Glance & Registration
Please find complete curriculum details below
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Thursday, March 24th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, March 31st – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, April 7th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, April 21st – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, April 28th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, May 5th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, May 12th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, May 19th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, May 26th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, June 2nd – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, June 9th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, June 16th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Thursday, June 23rd – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
If you have any questions, please email:
Colleen Heffernan – email@example.com
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Date & Time: Thursday, March 24th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Join Rob Parkinson and Olivia Yalnizyan for a seminar focusing on the evolution of design and performance in biomedical devices as they relate to arising implant failures. We will walk you through the design and engineering considerations of these devices, common materials and manufacturing processes, and their expected strength and loading. Using Rob’s expertise in biomechanical functions and loading of implants and devices, coupled with Olivia’s materials engineering fundamentals, post-graduate research in implant design and materials, and materials failure expertise, we will discuss all aspects of biomedical implant failures from their design and manufacturing to their in vitro performance and outcomes. In addressing the known modes of failure and expected outcomes we will demonstrate how we approach and identify unexpected failures due to manufacturing and design defects, and both surgical and patient factors. By providing an introductory seminar on the particulars of biomedical device failure we hope to assist in helping you identify paths for product liability litigation and class action initiatives in these device failures.
Date & Time: Thursday, March 31st – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Please join us for a seminar focused on assessments of low-speed motor vehicle collisions. Derek Wong will provide a brief update on the latest techniques that can be applied to establish the severity of low-speed collisions. Chad Gooyers will review what injuries may be expected across various low-speed collision modes and address some common fatigue injuries (e.g., intervertebral disc herniations, rotator cuff tears) that are the result of a prolonged fatigue/degenerative process and not an acute loading event.
Date & Time: Thursday, April 7th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Canadian municipalities spend over a $1 billion annually for keeping highways, streets, walkways, bicycle lanes and parking lots safe and passable during wintertime. We will discuss various provincial regulation and local winter maintenance bylaws set the level of service for roads during wintertime. Transportation services need to identify the optimum strategies and actions to minimize weather impact. This presentation will highlight best practices of winter maintenance procedures to maintain the required level of service. Various mitigation measures are employed as part of winter maintenance program by the municipalities to reduce municipal liabilities. The presentation will highlight three strategies:
• Advisory strategies on prevailing or predictions road conditions;
• Control strategies to manage road surface and traffic during wintertime; and,
• Road winter treatment strategies to supply resources for municipal roadways to minimize or eliminate weather impacts.
Several performance measure matrices will be featured to evaluate the performed maintenance and evidence to minimize liability. The objective of these snow and ice control strategies is to bring the road surface to a safe state for the driving public within a reasonable period of time. Several case and collision examples will be presented to explain the effectiveness of winter road maintenance strategies.
Date & Time: Thursday, April 21st – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Speakers: Rakan Jaber M.Eng.
Synopsis: This presentation includes a brief introduction of the different roofing types, a focus on the consequent construction losses that may arise due to various incidents, including but not limited to deficiencies in workmanship, and impact damages. The discussion will have particular emphasis on the strategies and steps to conduct the necessary repairs / rehabilitation following a construction loss.
Date & Time: Thursday, April 28th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Understanding the technology in Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and how it changes the lens we view them through in both collision reconstructions and in vehicle fire investigations. We will discuss the difference between HEV’s and conventional vehicles, health & safety considerations during investigations, how we do fire & reconstruction examinations, and the importance of understanding the vehicle’s maintenance and servicing history.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 5th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Your corporate client has experienced a critical injury or fatality in the workplace, prompting an investigation from the Ministry. Please join Rob Parkinson and Grant Elligsen as they discuss the benefits of retaining experts to complete independent investigations after a critical injury or fatality. From the perspective of experts in health and safety and human movement they will address scene preservation, areas of exploration with witnesses, responsibilities of workplace parties, review and opinion of Ministry reports, and they will highlight how a multi-disciplinary investigation can help provide a favourable outcome for your client.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 12th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: As vehicle technology and computerization continues to advance the capabilities of modern passenger cars on the roadway, the need and ability to capture and decode the data measured by dozens of sensors is becoming more important. In particular, when assessing motor vehicle collision claims, the historical data recorded by several different computer systems in modern passenger cars today can shed light on the vehicle’s motion, the driver’s behaviour, and in some cases even provide photographic documentation of the events as they happen. Join collision reconstructionists Raffi Engeian, B.A.Sc., M.B.A., P.Eng., and Harrison Griffiths, B.Sc.E., P.Eng., for a discussion on new technologies that add to the growing list of electronic data that can be obtained and used to help assess your claims. These include imaging data from now-common Event Data Recorders, infotainment systems using the Berla iVe system, and more recently the Toyota-specific Vehicle Control History.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 19th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Speakers: Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng.
Synopsis: Please join Jeff Reitsma, Vice President and Practice Lead of 30 Forensics’ Construction team, as he walks through lessons learned and common themes from subrogation files over the past year, with a focus on construction risks and costs. Topics discussed will include:
• Scope definition & management;
• Timing – a double-edged sword;
• The importance of a health & safety mindset; and,
• Importance of technical collaboration.
Jeff’s presentation will be of particular interest to practitioners in the insurance industry, including adjusters & examiners, restoration contractors, and to lawyers involved on both sides of recovery litigation.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 26th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Please join us for a seminar focused on assessments of rollover collisions. Derek Wong and Mark Fabbroni will provide insight into the latest techniques that can be applied to reconstruct more complex collision events, such as a rollover collision. Chad Gooyers will discuss the biomechanical techniques that can be used establish an occupant’s likely seated position, restraint use and effectiveness, and the likely severity of forces and accelerations experienced by the occupants during a rollover collision.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 2nd – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Mobility safety plays a central role in increasing active transportation, transit, and shared mobility modes. However, traffic collisions are traditionally framed as individual and mechanical failures and are treated through “reactive” engineering practices rather than a “proactive” structural process. Vision Zero is a road safety planning approach that treat collisions as preventable. This presentation proposes a systematic framework of the Vision Zero planning system to understand the evolutionary stages safety, developing safety principles, process of identifying root causes, and implementing action plans through a mobility equity approach. This process is developed to assist practitioners to avoid pitfalls, making budget-conscious decisions, and producing maximum benefits by addressing the most critical elements and causes of safety issues in our mobility ecosystems.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 9th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Please join Meghan Brady and Deepak Bhathal as they discuss emerging trends and issues relevant to environmental forensic matters, including:
• Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): geo-environmental issues associated with these “forever chemicals”
• Climate change: from atmospheric rivers to increasing wildfire activity, what macro trends inform for day-to-day practitioners and how applying environmental thinking to flood and fire investigations may improve outcomes for restoration.
Insurance industry professionals handling personal and commercial property claims are encouraged to attend this seminar.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 16th – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Please join Mark Paquette and Brittany Sinclair as they discuss some of the unique considerations regarding collisions and personal injury matters involving busses and public transit vehicles. Mark will review collision reconstructions topics, such as the type of data that can be retrieved and analyzed from public transit vehicles that can assist in understanding the circumstances leading up to a collision, and vehicle motion considerations. Brittany will discuss injury mechanisms for passengers while on public transit, or while attempting to enter or exit the vehicle.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 23rd – 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Synopsis: Andrew Huntley, B.Sc., Ph.D. and Claire Miller, B.E.SC., P.Eng. are pleased to discuss the role of multidisciplinary investigations in injury claims, with a specific focus on barrier-free Design. While many are familiar with the individual disciplines of building code, human factors assessments, or biomechanical investigations, the advantages of combining multiple disciplines in identifying technical issues associated with personal injury, especially in barrier-free environments, are less commonly discussed. We will bring real-world examples of where a multidisciplinary approach has been helpful in identifying technical issues in incidents involving barrier-free design. The conversation will also consider best practices when multiple disciplines are involved, to ensure you are achieving the maximum benefit from these investigations.
If you have any questions, please email Colleen Heffernan: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Environmental Health & Safety
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
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