30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Western Canada Team with Addition of Andrew Kan, B.Sc., P.Eng.

30 Forensic Engineering is pleased to announce that Andrew Kan, B.Sc., P.Eng., has joined our Collision Reconstruction practice. He will be based out of our Calgary office.

Andrew has worked in the forensic engineering industry for 12 years. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical option) and is a licenced Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), as well as the Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists (CATAIR).

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Collision scene assessments
  • Vehicle mechanical examinations
  • Event data recorder data retrieval and analysis
  • Restraint system usage and effectiveness assessment
  • Vehicle dynamics modelling and simulations

Mark Fabbroni, Vice President & Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction & Trucking praised Andrew’s at 30 Forensic Engineering welcomes Andrew and his passion for collision reconstruction to the team: “We’re excited to have him. We have no doubt Andrew will be an asset to our growing Western Canada operations.”

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multidisciplinary forensic firms, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa. Our core team of 65 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 and Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health and Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials and Product Failure / Piping and HVAC
Fire / Electrical and Explosion investigations
Trucking

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

30 Forensic Engineering’s ‘Big Mingle’ to Return this October

30 Forensic Engineering is pleased to announce that The Big Mingle will return after a two-year hiatus.

This year will mark the 15th anniversary of the highly anticipated invite-only insurance industry event, which has historically drawn hundreds of senior insurance professionals from across Canada. 30 Forensic Engineering will host this year’s event on Monday, October 3, in advance of the OIAA’s 2022 “Come Back to Town” Claims Conference in Toronto.

Previously hosted at downtown Toronto venues such as The Rec Room and The Fifth Social Club, The Big Mingle consistently draws ~500 insurance industry professionals and offers sponsorship opportunities for restoration, risk mitigation, construction and professional investigation services to gain exposure and connect with colleagues in the insurance claims management arena. The event is enthusiastically supported by the insurance industry and unique sponsorship opportunities have been crafted to showcase each sponsor’s brand, team, and services. For further information please contact:

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

or

Colleen Heffernan, Manager, Marketing
cheffernan@30fe.com

30 Forensic Engineering would like to take this opportunity to thank our past and future sponsors for partnering with us in order to make The Big Mingle an incredible experience for the guests.

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About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa. Our core team of 65 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 and Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health and Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials and Product Failure / Piping and HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
Trucking

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Kamyab Zandi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Docent, to Civil/Structural Team in Vancouver

30 Forensic Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Kamyab Zandi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Docent, has joined our Civil/Structural group as a Senior Associate. He will be based in our Vancouver office.

Kamyab (‘Kay’) received a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Materials & Mechanics at MIT (USA). Kay is the founding director of Timezyx, a construction technology company that develops Structural Digital Twins of infrastructure to enhance management of the built environment under extreme climate events. He is also an Affiliated Fellow at Standford University’s Structures and Composites Lab where he is the principal investigator of the research area Digital Twin of Civil Infrastructures.

The author of over 100 scientific articles, Kay is widely recognized for his expertise in and contribution to structural engineering, structural assessment and analysis, structural simulation and modelling, structural health monitoring, and structural codes and standardization.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Enhanced assessments of deteriorated concrete structures
  • Multi-level assessment of bridge and port infrastructures
  • Effect of concrete deterioration: corrosion, frost, and Alkali–Silica Reaction (ASR)
  • Reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures
  • Failure analysis of structures under extreme climate events
  • Load capacity and service life analysis of existing structures
  • Full-scale nonlinear finite element (FE) simulation to study structural failures
  • Advanced modelling of deterioration in concrete structures
  • Dynamic simulation for risk-based seismic investigations
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced structural Digital Twin for civil infrastructures
  • Autonomous and none-intrusive SHM strategies and tools
  • Data-driven and physics-based SHM for bridge maintenance
  • Co-convenor of fib TG3.2 (fib – International Federation for Structural Concrete)
  • Contributor to fib Model Code 2020
  • Contributor to Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures

Says Tom Pepper, B.Eng., CFEI, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Building & Fire Code, at 30 Forensic Engineering: “Kay’s expertise is an asset to our team and to our clients. We welcome his experience analyzing the structural behaviour of bridges and concrete structures, his active involvement in technical committees developing international Codes and Standards, and his enthusiasm for applying his expertise to investigating failures in the evolving wood-framed construction industry, as well as to building and infrastructure projects.”

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multidisciplinary forensic firms, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa. Our core team of 65 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 and Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health and Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials and Product Failure / Piping and HVAC
Fire / Electrical and Explosion investigations
Trucking

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Maksym Tykhomyrov, P.Eng., to Fire and Electrical Investigations Group

30 Forensic Engineering is pleased to announce that Maksym Tykhomyrov, P.Eng., has joined our Fire and Electrical Investigations group as an Associate.

Maksym is a certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He began work as a forensic investigator in 2018 and has since been involved in over 200 electrical and fire investigations, primarily involving electrical failures. Maksym holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from The East Ukrainian National University, Lahansk, Ukraine, and a diploma in Wind Power Development and Use from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is also a certified Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) pilot.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Residential and complex industrial electrical fire loss investigation
  • Root cause failure analysis of electric and electronic assemblies, appliances, and installations
  • Electrical systems design and installation
  • Electrical project supervision and organization
  • Risk mitigation audits and remediation assessment

Rashmiya Raviraj, B.A.Sc., CFEI, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Fire and Electrical Investigations, welcomes Maksym to the group, stating, “Maksym’s expertise in electrical engineering, along with his wide range of industry experiences—including work in the sustainable energy sector and in electrical remediation—make him an asset to our growing team. I know he’ll thrive within our collaborative, multidisciplinary environment here at 30.”

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multidisciplinary forensic firms, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa. Our core team of 65 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 and Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health and Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials and Product Failure / Piping and HVAC
Fire / Electrical and Explosion investigations
Trucking

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

2022 Ontario General Insurance (OGI) Hockey Tournament Raises $15,000 for Autism Niagara

After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 Ontario General Insurance (OGI) Hockey Tournament was held on April 1st – 2nd in Fort Erie and Port Colborne. This event is celebrating its 42nd anniversary and has raised in excess of $450,000 over the last fifteen years through the generous support of its participants and sponsors. All proceeds raised by the OGI hockey tournament go to support local youth charities and for 2022, the event raised $15,000 for Autism Niagara.

The Ontario General Insurance (OGI) Hockey Tournament would not be possible without the dedication of committee members, volunteers, sponsors, and participants who have devoted their time and resources to make this tournament such a success. Team 30 Forensic Engineering (along with 19 other incredible teams – across 3 divisions) were proud to participate and would like to thank the organizers for hosting such an impressive and enjoyable tournament. A special ‘thank you’ to Scott Maskell at Erion Insurance Group for all his hard work.

Please note that the dates for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 tournaments are set and the events will be held in Kitchener-Waterloo on March 10-11, 2023, March 8-9, 2024, March 7-8, 2025. Save the dates! 

Please click HERE for more information.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 65 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

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

Rashmiya Raviraj P.Eng. of 30 Forensic Engineering Joins 2022 National Engineering Month Discussion: ‘Engineering the Future’

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce that Rashmiya Raviraj B.A.Sc., CFEI, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Fire & Electrical, was invited to join the panel for the National Engineering Month discussion, ‘Engineering the Future‘ earlier this year. Presented in conjunction with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and with the support of hEr VOLUTION, the purpose of this important dialogue is to bring forward women in engineering to discuss opportunities in the field for young women and how we can foster collaboration and initiatives to achieve the goal of 30 by 30.

Since joining 30 Forensic Engineering in 2013, Rashmiya has been involved in excess of 400 fire investigations. Through her work, she has developed expertise in both complex industrial, commercial, and residential electrical and fire losses and has further been involved with the quality assurance and quality control program for Photovoltaic installations. During her nearly decade long tenure with the firm, she has cultivated an industry wide reputation for technical knowledge, engineering excellence, and an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of client service. Rashmiya holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and possesses a NFPA 921 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) designation. She intends to grow the 30 Forensic Engineering Fire & Electrical team across Canada – building on the breadth and depth of expertise in fire and electrical loss investigations.

About National Engineering Month

In March 1992, Engineers Canada created National Engineering Month (NEM) as a “celebration of engineering excellence” in Canada. Although many of National Engineering Month’s high-profile activities appeal to youth, fundamentally the campaign strives to strengthen bonds within the profession and those of the profession with society. NEM Ontario is focused on supporting post-secondary students and young professionals to navigate their careers. To do this, we encourage events that include interdisciplinary students & professionals as well as seasoned professionals in the Engineering and Technology communities.

National Engineering Month (NEM) events are organized and led by volunteers all across Canada, guided by a shared message “there’s a place for you” in engineering and technology. In Ontario, we’re excited to deepen the impact of NEM events by focusing on lifelong learning for post-secondary students and professionals defined by the European Commission as: “all purposeful learning activity that is undertaken throughout life with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective”. The theme for #NEM2022 is lifelong learning.

 About hEr VOLUTION

Based in Toronto, Canada, hEr VOLUTION is the go-to place for youth, particularly young women from underserved communities to come to in order to advance in 21st Century Skills. We exist to create opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM connecting them with leaders in the industry for career support. We listen to the needs of the community and that of the STEM industry to better help the next generation of underserved youth, with a focus on young women to enter STEM. hEr VOLUTION was founded by Doina Oncel based on personal experience as well as research with the belief that once we accept diversity, opportunities for women in STEM fields will rise. Doina Oncel knows firsthand what it is like to be an immigrant woman, living in a low-income household, youth at risk, having to overcome domestic violence, homelessness, and now a single mother of two daughters. While surrounding herself with people who encouraged her to become a better self, she learned that she must be the change she wants to see in the world and while she creates opportunities for her daughters she wants to make the world a better place by encouraging parents to do the same for their daughters. Someone has believed in her to give her the opportunities she has today and now she wants to do the same for the next generation to follow.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 65 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

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Hannah Van Staveren, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., E.I.T., to Collision Reconstruction Group

30 Forensic Engineering is pleased to announce that Hannah Van Staveren B.A.Sc., M.Eng., E.I.T. has joined our Collision Reconstruction group as an Associate.

Hannah holds a Master of Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, from the University of Toronto. She is a registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) in the province of Ontario and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

Hannah began work as a forensic investigator in 2019, and first joined 30 Forensic Engineering in 2021, as a part‑time Associate in our Human Factors group. In her new, expanded role with the firm, Hannah will exercise her expertise in human factors and the assessment of driver behaviour, conducting personal injury assessments with both the Collision Reconstruction and Biomechanics and Personal Injury groups. Noted by her colleagues for her passion for forensic engineering, Hannah is a strong and exciting addition to our firm.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Human factors assessment of driver and pedestrian behaviour
  • Perception and response time
  • Collision reconstruction
  • Pedestrian and bicycle collisions
  • Waterparks, trampoline and inflatable play structure incidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Signage, warnings and labels
  • Nighttime visibility
  • Staircase assessment
  • Slip, trip, and fall biomechanics
  • Computer simulation and animation
  • Video analysis

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa. Our core team of 65 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 and Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health and Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials and Product Failure / Piping and HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
Trucking

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Geotechnical Engineering Group in Vancouver with the appointment of Dr. Antone Debeet Ph.D., P.Eng. as Senior Associate

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Antone Dabeet Ph.D., P.Eng. as Senior Associate, within the Geotechnical Engineering group. Antone joins the 30 Forensic Engineering Vancouver office and will be a valuable, local technical resource to our Western Canada clients.

Dr. Dabeet possesses 15 years of experience in geotechnical engineering (9 years in consulting and 6 years in research), with emphasis on geotechnical seismic analysis and design. He has experience in foundation design, geotechnical earthquake engineering, ground improvement, embankment design, numerical analysis, design, and assessment of small earthfill dams, retaining wall design, slope stability assessments, soft soils, and advanced laboratory testing. Antone is licensed as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Foundation design
  • Seismic assessments
  • Ground improvement
  • Numerical analysis
  • Slope stability
  • Retaining wall design
  • Soft soils
  • Advanced laboratory testing
  • Project management

Dr. Vito Schifano Ph.D., P.Eng., P.E., Practice Lead, Geotechnical & Mining, Geotechnical Engineering states: “I am very happy to welcome Antone to our Vancouver office. His experience with complex projects internationally, as well as his knowledge and experience with challenging geotechnical issues in British Columbia and throughout Vancouver, make him a great addition to our growing Geotechnical team. Having such a strong expert in Geotechnical Engineering further strengthens our service offering to our clients in BC, nationally, and internationally”.

“We are very excited and fortunate to welcome Dr. Dabeet to our Vancouver Office. Antone’s academic and consulting experience in geotechnical engineering is a great addition to our growing team in Western Canada. With specialized local expertise in seismic analysis, foundation design, retaining wall design and slope stability assessments, Dr. Dabeet will certainly be an excellent technical resource for our valued clients in the insurance and legal industries in Western Canada. We believe that Dr. Dabeet’s appointment is an affirmation that 30 Forensic Engineering continues to attract the best and brightest professionals in the industry” says Chad Gooyers Ph.D., Regional Director—Western Canada & Senior Associate, Biomechanics & Personal Injury.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 65 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

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

30 Forensic Engineering Announces the Promotion of Dewan Karim, M.A.Sc., MITE, P.Eng., PTOE, to Practice Lead, Transportation Safety

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dewan Karim M.A.Sc., MITE, P.Eng., PTOE, to Practice Lead of the Transportation Safety Group.

Dewan is an award-winning transportation safety expert, published author, and well-respected educator with a quarter century of international experience. He has been a Senior Associate and a central member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team since 2018. During this time, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities and been instrumental in providing our clients with world-class expertise and insights in matters that arise from disputes related to transportation safety, mobility, land use, and urban intensification.

Dewan graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Master of Engineering in Infrastructure Planning and Ryerson University with a Master of Applied Science in Transportation Safety. Dewan has focused on transportation engineering, planning, and traffic safety issues since 2000 and received his Professional Engineer designation in 2008 (Ontario) and 2021 (British Columbia and Nova Scotia). He has worked in the public and private sectors in both Japan and Canada for 22+ years of his career in pioneering creative ideas in transportation engineering and planning. He has investigated strategic safety and location-specific collisions from traffic engineering and safety regulations for all street users including motor vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, off-road and commercial vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles. He has also researched safety aspects of transportation planning and street design issues including Vision Zero plans for several municipalities in Canada. Dewan has been invited as a keynote speaker for local and international conferences and regularly provides courses on safety and transportation planning issues at conferences, webinars and workshops. His creative ideas have won several awards, including “Best Planning System” at the 2015 Disrupting Mobility Summit by MIT Media Lab and 2015 “Project of the Year” by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). As an author, he contributed a chapter to the 2017 book, Disrupting Mobility (Springer), and recently signed a sole publication contract with Taylor and Francis for a book titled, Our Mobility DNA, expected in 2022.

Mark Fabbroni B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., VP & Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction & Trucking states: “Dewan is a vital member of our industry-leading Transportation Safety group. His extensive transportation safety and urban planning expertise has earned the respect of our many clients, leading to an accelerated growth of this discipline. He is a dedicated, award-wining expert, who quite literally helped write the book on the matters of mobility. Dewan has been instrumental in contributing to the success of our Transportation Safety Group as such, I am very excited to announce that Dewan has been promoted to Practice Lead.”

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 65 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

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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

30 Forensic Engineering is Proud to Announce the Promotion of Raffi Engeian, MBA, P.Eng., to Practice Lead, Special Investigations & Collision Reconstruction

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Raffi Engeian MBA, P.Eng. to Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction & Special Investigations.

Raffi is a highly respected and sought-after collision reconstructionist, special investigations and fraud expert with two decades of progressive experience. He has been a Senior Associate and key member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team since 2013. During his tenure, Raffi has been instrumental in growing the firm’s Special Investigations discipline and mentoring emerging experts. He graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor in Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) and a Master of Business Administration. Raffi has focused on motor vehicle collision reconstruction since 2007 and received his Professional Engineer designation in 2009. Raffi has investigated thousands of collisions involving automobiles, cyclists, pedestrians, off-road and commercial vehicles, and motorcycles. He has also investigated vehicle damage with respect to alleged collision circumstances. Raffi is qualified as an Expert Witness in Accident Reconstruction in arbitrations, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Collision Reconstruction:

  • Vehicle infotainment system data retrieval and analysis
  • Collisions involving passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians
  • Low speed and suspected staged (fraudulent) collisions
  • Vehicle examination
  • Supplemental Restraint System (airbag) deployment and seatbelt use assessment
  • Vehicle mechanical fitness and damage assessment
  • Event Data Recorder (black box) data retrieval and analysis
  • Collision site examination
  • Collision simulation and animation
  • Vehicle dynamics and collision testing/research
  • Visibility assessment
  • Occupant kinematics assessment

Design and Development of Automotive Sub-assemblies:

  • Design failure mode and effects analysis (DFMEA)
  • Engineering drawing preparation and review
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
  • Prototyping and Failure Testing
  • Lean Methodology and Six Sigma Statistical Analysis

Mark Fabbroni B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., VP & Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction & Trucking states: “It gives me great pleasure to announce Raffi Engeian MBA, P.Eng. as the leader of our Special Investigations group. He joined our firm almost a decade ago with an incredible reputation as being both a highly respected collision reconstructionist and fraud investigator. Raffi is a consummate expert with the utmost positivity, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to client service and the truth. As a result of Raffi’s near decade of exceptional work with 30 Forensic Engineering, our Special Investigation services are the finest in the industry, having grown by an order of magnitude in both assignments and geographic spread across the country. Congratulations on the well-deserved promotion, Raffi.”

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

For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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