Fire Losses from Start to Finish: WEBINAR

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm continues its in-demand weekly webinar series with the fourth instalment in the popular curriculum. Join industry leading experts on Thursday, June 4th as they lead a discussion on: Fire Losses from Start to Finish.  This dynamic webinar will be of importance to industry professionals such as: insurance company personnel, risk managers, independent adjusters, legal community + more.

Click HERE to Register

As forensic experts in the industry, our focus with fire losses and fire investigations is to identify the origin and cause of failures and to examine opportunities for subrogation. To ensure that we are seeing the loss in full picture, we involve our fire investigators within our various disciplines to carefully analyze contributing factors to fire losses.

The purpose of this webinar is to present the typical flow of our fire loss investigations from start to finish (i.e. the first phone call from our clients to a tangible written report). Fire related forensic investigations may require determining the origin and cause of a loss, assessing the pre-existing conditions at the loss location and exploring potential subrogation opportunities. Depending on what stage of investigation we are engaged at, we design our approach to verify that we are seeing the loss in full picture.

This webinar will facilitate the following learning outcomes to insurance adjusters and lawyers that provide services involving property losses relating specifically to fire:

  • Understanding the various stages of involvement of fire loss investigations
  • Important questions to ask and documentation to collect for the assessment of pre-loss conditions and various other contributing factors to the loss
  • Step by step process relating to our testing, analysis and reporting of our findings
  • Reaching a determination of the origin and cause of fires, fire classifications and subrogation opportunities

WEBINAR

Fire Losses from Start to Finish

Date:

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Time:

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

Click HERE to Register

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

SPEAKERS

Tom Pepper B.Eng., CFEI, P.Eng.
Practice Lead
Building & Fire Code
tpepper@30fe.com

30 Forensic Seminar Series at a Glance
(click on 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

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

                VANCOUVER                TORONTO                           OTTAWA

Collision Reconstruction Assessments of Suspected Fraudulent Claims – WEBINAR

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm continues its in-demand weekly webinar series with the third instalment in the popular curriculum. Join industry leading Collision Reconstruction experts on Thursday, May 28th as they lead a discussion on: Collision Reconstruction Assessments of Suspected Fraudulent Claims.  This dynamic webinar will be of importance to industry professionals such as: insurance company personnel, risk managers, independent adjusters, legal community, special investigation units + more.

Click HERE to Register

This webinar will discuss various fraudulent collision claims that we have encountered in recent years, focusing on claims that we have frequently assessed in the past year (i.e., hit-&-runs). We will centre our discussion on the tell-tale signs and methodologies that help us determine whether collision damage supports and validates the reported circumstances. We will also discuss the technologies that are useful in validating reported circumstances, the latest being the Berla iVe system. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be better equipped to identify collision claims that require further investigation. Top collision reconstruction experts, Raffi Engeian, B.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng. and Nishan Perera, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., will be leading this discussion.

WEBINAR

Collision Reconstruction Assessments of Suspected Fraudulent Claims

Date:

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Time:

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

Click HERE to Register

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

SPEAKERS

Raffi Engeian B.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng.
Senior Associate
Collision Reconstruction
rengeian@30fe.com

Nishan Perera B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Intermediate Associate
Collision Reconstruction
nperera@30fe.com

30 Forensic Seminar Series at a Glance
(click on 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

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

       VANCOUVER   TORONTO             OTTAWA

30 Forensic Engineering Launches Virtual Seminar Series Curriculum

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm, is proud to offer a dynamic weekly series of webinars that are well-suited towards insurance industry professionals.

As engineers, scientists and experts, we deal in complexities – but we don’t speak in them. Hear from industry leading professionals that are accustomed to delivering the facts in a way that’s detailed, insightful, and understandable to everyone – layperson and expert alike. These virtual and interactive seminars will also provide you with the opportunity to speak with the experts directly and ask questions. 

With science as our foundation, our belief is that knowledge enables action and with that in mind, commencing on May 14th, 2020, we are offering the following complimentary weekly webinars.

Seminar Series at a Glance

Complete curriculum details are located below
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

Curriculum Details

Please click on the webinar titles to register

Joint Examinations & Site Assessments During COVID-19

Date & Time: Thursday, May 14th at 11am 

Speakers: Grant Elligsen P.Eng, CRSP, LEED-AP O&M, C-NRPP, Ben Desclouds B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng., Harrison Griffiths B.Sc.E, P.Eng., Robert Sparling B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng.

Synopsis: 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm, is hosting an informative and free webinar which will discuss joint examinations and site assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join experts on Thursday, May 14th as they lead this dynamic discussion.

Four experts from across disciplines of 30 Forensic Engineering will discuss our procedures and best practices for conducting joint-vehicle examinations, joint-laboratory examinations, and site assessments while practicing physical distancing during COVID-19. They will review the additional safety procedures we have implemented, including an in-depth look at our lab – a controlled environment we have set up to safely accommodate joint examinations of materials and vehicles while adhering to the latest health advisories. The presentation will cover precautions we take during examinations, as well as during travel to and from site, and recommendations upon arriving back home to keep friends and family safe. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. As an essential service, it is 30 Forensic Engineering’s goal to work with our clients to overcome the obstacles that prevent timely investigation and delivery of expert opinion in support of the legal and insurance industries.

Water Loss Investigations in Condo & Office Towers: Systems Overview & Failure Case Studies

Date & Time: Thursday, May 21st at 11am 

Speakers: Robert Sparling B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng. and  Ben Desclouds B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng.

Synopsis: Join Robert Sparling and Ben Desclouds for an informative session on water losses and the investigation path for condo and office tower building system failures. Water releases in condos and office towers can result in significant amounts of damage. With new buildings getting taller every day, the potential for larger losses increases. Our presentation will follow the loss investigation paths for a various types of water losses from the following systems:

  • Plumbing systems (e.g. fridges, sinks, filters, washing machines)
  • HVAC systems (e.g. chillers, fan coils, riser piping)
  • Fire Sprinklers Systems (e.g. sprinkler heads, dry system piping)

For each of the above system components we will provide a background on the purpose of the components, a description of the common failure mechanisms, and case study examples. We will provide tips, tricks, and best practices that can be used in future water loss investigations. Gathering the proper information at the outset of a claim will help later-on in the claims process during the subrogation phase.

Collision Reconstruction Assessments of Suspected Fraudulent Claims

Date & Time: Thursday, May 28th at 11am 

Speakers: Raffi Engeian B.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng. and Nishan Perera B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Synopsis: This webinar will discuss various fraudulent collision claims that we have encountered in recent years, focusing on claims that we have frequently assessed in the past year (i.e., hit-&-runs). We will centre our discussion on the tell-tale signs and methodologies that help us determine whether collision damage supports and validates the reported circumstances. We will also discuss the technologies that are useful in validating reported circumstances, the latest being the Berla iVe system. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be better equipped to identify collision claims that require further investigation.

Fire Losses from Start to Finish

Date & Time: Thursday, June 4th at 11am 

Speakers: Rashmiya Raviraj B.A.Sc., CFEI, P.Eng. and Tom Pepper B.Eng., CFEI, P.Eng.

Synopsis: As forensic experts in the industry, our focus with fire losses and fire investigations is to identify the origin and cause of failures and to examine opportunities for subrogation. To ensure that we are seeing the loss in full picture, we involve our fire investigators within our various disciplines to carefully analyze contributing factors to fire losses.

The purpose of this webinar is to present the typical flow of our fire loss investigations from start to finish (i.e. the first phone call from our clients to a tangible written report). Fire related forensic investigations may require determining the origin and cause of a loss, assessing the pre-existing conditions at the loss location and exploring potential subrogation opportunities. Depending on what stage of investigation we are engaged at, we design our approach to verify that we are seeing the loss in full picture. 

This webinar will facilitate the following learning outcomes to insurance adjusters and lawyers that provide services involving property losses relating specifically to fire:

  • Understanding the various stages of involvement of fire loss investigations
  • Important questions to ask and documentation to collect for the assessment of pre-loss conditions and various other contributing factors to the loss
  • Step by step process relating to our testing, analysis and reporting of our findings
  • Reaching a determination of the origin and cause of fires, fire classifications and subrogation opportunities

Soil-Structure Interaction – Losses Requiring Geotechnical & Structural Expertise

Date & Time: Thursday, June 11th at 11am 

Speakers: Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng., Vito Schifano Ph.D., P.E., C.Eng. and Pablo Robalino M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP

Synopsis: With increasing pressure to expedite projects or reduce cost, insufficient expertise or field data has become a more prevalent issue leading to failure or damage of structures and foundations. As forensic engineers, we have attested how buildings, bridges, or other structures have failed due to a lack of subsurface investigation or soil-structure interaction analysis.

The purpose of this webinar is to present the typical requirements applicable to losses where structural and geotechnical expertise is necessary to perform forensic engineering investigations.  Geo-structural forensic investigations may require determining the origin and cause of a loss and assessing the condition of properties comprising structures and foundations. Experts may also need to specify and implement emergency response and remediation actions. Evaluating risk at different stages of a project is essential in identifying the necessary measures to eliminate or reduce risk and ensure safety.

This webinar will facilitate the following learning outcomes to insurance adjusters and lawyers that provide services involving property losses comprising structures and foundations (e.g., building and non-building structures, bridges, infrastructure, industrial plants and commercial facilities, retaining structures, and others):

  • Understand the types of properties and losses that will require structural end geotechnical expertise to perform forensic engineering investigations.
  • Find out the latest methods to investigate the condition of soils, foundations, or structures where soil-structure interaction is relevant.
  • Understand the importance and benefits of assessing risk at different stages of a loss from initial investigation to remediation.
  • Find out suitable methods to monitor the condition of structures and foundations.

Multidisciplinary Assessments of Personal Injury Claims: Biomechanics, Building Code & Human Factors

Date & Time: Thursday, June 18th at 11am 

Speakers: Rob Parkinson B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Adam Campbell B.Kin., Ph. D. and Tom Pepper B.Eng., CFEI, P.Eng.

Synopsis: Rob Parkinson, Adam Campbell, and Tom Pepper are pleasured to discuss the role of multidisciplinary investigations in injury claims. 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 are less commonly discussed. We will bring real-world examples of where a multidisciplinary approach has been helpful in identifying technical issues involved in a loss. The conversation will also consider best practices when multiple disciplines are involved, to ensure you are achieving the maximum benefit from these investigations.

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

Date & Time: Thursday, June 25th at 11am 

Speakers: Grant Elligsen P.Eng, CRSP, LEED-AP O&M, C-NRPP, Christopher Ciasnocha B.A.Sc., E.I.T., Emily Saleh B.Eng., P.Eng.  and Meghan Brady M.Env.Sc.

Synopsis: A look at how a small failure becomes a large failure from a building envelope and environmental perspective. Join three of our 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.

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

Date & Time: Thursday, July 9th at 11am 

Speakers: Adam Campbell B.Kin., Ph. D. and Mark Fabbroni B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Synopsis: There was a time that a collision reconstruction was believed to provide all the information needed to understand why a collision occurred. However, the advancement of complex litigation strategies has changed that approach. Nowadays, modern collision assessments require a detailed understanding of both vehicle and human elements. Join Dr. Campbell and Mr. Fabbroni as they discuss the power of combining collision reconstruction and human factors in crafting your litigation and claims strategy, from file intake to trial.

VANCOUVERTORONTOOTTAWA

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

Best Practices: Safe Joint Examinations & Site Assessments During COVID-19 WEBINAR

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm, is hosting an informative and free webinar on Thursday, May 14th, 11:00am – 12:00pm (EST) which will discuss joint examinations and site assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. This dynamic discussion will be of importance to insurance industry professionals who are interested in continuing business during COVID-19: insurance company personnel, independent adjusters, legal community, forensic engineering experts, + more are all welcome.

Click HERE to Register

Join four experts from multiple disciplines of 30 Forensic Engineering who will discuss our procedures and best practices for conducting joint-vehicle examinations, joint-laboratory examinations, and site assessments while practicing physical distancing during COVID-19. They will review the additional safety procedures we have implemented, including an in-depth look at our lab which is a controlled environment we have set up to safely accommodate joint examinations of materials and vehicles during COVID-19. The presentation will cover not only precautions to take during the examinations, but also during travel to and from the site, and recommendations upon arriving back home to keep your friends and family safe. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. As an essential service, it is 30 Forensic Engineering’s goal to work with our clients to overcome the obstacles that prevent timely investigation and delivery of expert opinion in support of the legal and insurance industries.

SPEAKERS

Grant Elligsen P.Eng, CRSP
Senior Associate
Multidisciplinary Remediation
gelligsen@30fe.com

Ben Desclouds B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng.
Senior Associate
Materials Failure
bdesclouds@30fe.com

Harrison Griffiths B.Sc.E., P.Eng.
Intermediate Associate
Collision Reconstruction
hgriffiths@30fe.com

Robert Sparling B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng.
Senior Vice President & Practice Lead
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
rsparling@30fe.com
*Opening Remarks*

WEBINAR

Joint Examinations & Site Assessments
During COVID-19

Date:

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Time:

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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

Click HERE to register for this FREE webinar


Related News:

Scope of Work Developed by 30 Forensic Engineering to Issue Clearance for Cleaned & Disinfected Work Areas

Additional Resource Links:

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Government of Ontario 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment

Government of Canada COVID-19: Resources for Canadian businesses

World Health Organization

Insurance Bureau of Canada COVID-19: How coverage is triggered

Ecclesiastical Insurance COVID-19 : A guide for businesses and organizations

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

VANCOUVER  TORONTOOTTAWA

COVID-19 Impacted Facilities: Remediation, Clearance and Best Practices for Risk Management – WEBINAR

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is hosting an informative and free webinar which will discuss the remediation, clearance and best practices for COVID-19 impacted facilities. Please join industry leading experts on Friday April 3rd as they lead this dynamic discussion. Please see registration information below.

The 30 Forensic Engineering Remediation team will discuss remediation and clearance techniques for facilities impacted by COVID-19, specifically the impact of infected employees and/or visitors.  The Team will briefly review the current state of the science and the regulatory framework related to workplace health & safety and will then focus on some case study findings to help inform better decision-making and identify best practices for risk management, followed by a Q&A session.  This discussion will be of interest to those who have questions about cleaning, disinfection and the associated risk management related to providing a safe and clean environment for their employees, commercial partners, and customers.

WEBINAR

COVID-19 Impacted Facilities:
Remediation, Clearance and Best Practices for
Risk Management

Date:
Friday April 3rd, 2020

Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Click HERE to Register

If you have any questions, please email: atvrtkovic@30fe.com

SPEAKERS

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

Grant is a Senior Associate in the Remediation Group at 30 Forensic Engineering with project management and leadership experience, specializing in commercial, retail, industrial and residential environmental projects and assessments. Grant has extensive experience in all facets of delivering indoor environmental projects and occupational health and safety assessments. Grant’s environmental experience includes: air quality, industrial hygiene, designated substances, noise, water quality, Legionella and confined space assessments.

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

Chris is an experienced project manager, specializing in commercial and industrial environmental projects and assessments. Environmental projects and assessments include: designated substance surveys, indoor air quality assessments, mould assessments and their associated abatements and remediations. Christopher has extensive experience related to all facets of delivering environmental projects from initial assessment, preparation of scopes of work, inspections during construction phases and project closeout.

Meghan Brady M.Env.Sc.
Intermediate Associate, Multidisciplinary Remediation
mbrady@30fe.com

Meghan is an Intermediate Associate with the Remediation Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. She holds a Master of Environmental Science degree from the University of Toronto and specializes in biophysical interactions between terrestrial and aquatic systems. Meghan possess a wide range of environmental experience from the private consulting, academic research, and federal government industries. Meghan’s experience includes transportation spill cleanup projects, indoor and outdoor environmental assessments, and working with statistical and ecological models to address environmental issues.

Click HERE to register for this FREE webinar

Additional Resource Links:

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Government of Ontario 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment

Government of Canada COVID-19: Resources for Canadian businesses

World Health Organization

Insurance Bureau of Canada COVID-19: How coverage is triggered

Ecclesiastical Insurance COVID-19 : A guide for businesses and organizations

Scope of Work Developed by 30 Forensic Engineering to Issue Clearance for Cleaned & Disinfected Work Areas

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:

Scope of Work Developed by 30 Forensic Engineering to Issue Clearance for Cleaned & Disinfected Work Areas

On the afternoon of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic. Since December 2019, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased exponentially and there are now over 240,000 confirmed cases and over 9,000 deaths worldwide. Canada is also currently experiencing exponential growth in confirmed number of COVID-19 cases.

30 Forensic Engineering has developed Scope of Work documents to help our insurance industry partners (restoration contractors) across Canada address this immediate need for cleaning and disinfection and has implemented a confirmatory sampling process in order to issue clearance for cleaned and disinfected work areas.  We will be conducting clearance surface sampling which consists of (Adenosine Triphosphate) ATP bioluminescence testing and analysis.

Our Scope is based on guidelines and information from:

Grant Elligsen P.Eng, CRSP, LEED-AP O&M, C-NRPP is a Senior Associate in the Remediation Group at 30 Forensic Engineering with project management and leadership experience, specializing in commercial, retail, industrial and residential environmental projects and assessments. Grant has extensive experience in all facets of delivering indoor environmental projects and occupational health and safety assessments. Grant’s environmental experience includes air quality, industrial hygiene, designated substances, noise, water quality, legionella and confined space assessments. Please feel free to contact Grant directly should you have any questions.

Additional Resource Links:

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Government of Ontario 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment

Government of Canada COVID-19: Resources for Canadian businesses

World Health Organization

Insurance Bureau of Canada COVID-19: How coverage is triggered

Ecclesiastical Insurance COVID-19 : A guide for businesses and organizations

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:

Technology-Based Investigations during COVID-19: Solutions for the Insurance Industry

To our valued insurance industry partners, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global issue impacting individuals and businesses in unprecedented ways.

As an essential service, 30 Forensic Engineering is functioning at capacity while respecting social distancing protocols. Our 13 disciplines are available to clients nationally, and we have overcome numerous obstacles that prevent timely investigation and delivery of findings. Our experts and staff are fully equipped for remote work, with data security protocols intact.

One of the more challenging obstacles is maintaining social distance while completing site and evidence examinations. Traditionally, many examinations are performed jointly with other experts present, and multiple people are required to handle evidence and equipment. It is simply not possible to maintain these traditional practices during the pandemic.

To address this issue and continue to provide services during COVID-19 restrictions, 30 Forensic Engineering is taking examinations online.  Equipped with a direct ‘live stream’ video feed, a single expert can conduct an examination with the following benefits:

  • Any number of additional experts can participate in the examination through live stream video, from any location.
  • Clients and counsel have live access to the examination.
  • Digital photographs, stereomicroscopy images, and investigation notes can be shared during the examination for real-time confirmation that evidence is properly documented.
  • Senior experts from multiple disciplines can participate remotely and provide their unique perspectives at minimal cost.
  • The most qualified experts get access to the evidence, but without the costs and risks of travel during this sensitive time.

We have successfully field-tested this technology in joint examinations of evidence with experts from different provinces.  Most recently, our Materials and Geotechnical experts in Ontario directed the examination of an underground piping failure in British Columbia.

While our priority is always the well-being of our employees, clients, and community, we understand the importance of providing timely answers to client questions, and we will continue to search for solutions and safeguard the safety of all involved.

On behalf of the staff at 30 Forensic Engineering, I wish everyone well as we collectively navigate this challenge.

Jamie Catania B.E.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.
President & Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction
jcatania@30fe.com
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Additional Resource Links:

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Government of Ontario 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment

Government of Canada COVID-19: Resources for Canadian businesses

World Health Organization

Insurance Bureau of Canada COVID-19: How coverage is triggered

Ecclesiastical Insurance COVID-19 : A guide for businesses and organizations

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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:

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Multidisciplinary Remediation Group with the Senior Appointment of Deepak Bhathal

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deepak Bhathal B.A., CRSP as Senior Associate, Remediation within the Multidisciplinary Remediation group.

Deepak is a purpose driven, community oriented Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) professional with over 10 years of experience in the engineering consulting and construction industries. He has extensive experience as the point of contact for clients, providing technical and best practices expertise. He has been the lead on various EH&S projects such as air quality and odour control, water quality, asbestos and mould sampling and abatement, occupational hygiene, HVAC and hazard assessments.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Indoor Air Quality and Odour Control
  • Project Management
  • Client Outreach & Intermediary
  • Hazard Assessments and Control
  • Asbestos Assessment and Abatement
  • Mould Assessment and Abatement
  • Occupational Hygiene

Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng., Vice President & Practice Lead, Multidisciplinary Remediation states: “I can confidently speak for all of 30 Forensic Engineering in welcoming Deepak to the Firm.  We are already seeing that Deepak lives many of our Firm’s values – he’s a great cultural and technical fit.  Deepak is a welcome addition to our growing Ottawa office and the Remediation Team – our clients are already seeing the benefits of his expertise and the ease with which he gets to the core issues and needs on their files.  I look forward to great things from Deepak!”

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:

30 Forensic Engineering Recognized as Top Experts by Canada’s Legal Community

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce that we have been voted one of Canada’s best ‘Expert Witnesses’ for the 5th consecutive year. Our Collision Reconstruction and Civil/Structural practice groups each garnered top awards.

The 5th Annual Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards showcases the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors. This year’s event attracted over 1,900 lawyers and legal professionals who cast thousands of votes, across 38 categories. Once the official ballot was finalized and all votes tabulated, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership acknowledged 30 Forensic Engineering as a top choice in both forensic engineering categories:

Accident Investigation & Reconstruction Expert Witness

Civil & Structural Forensic Engineering Expert Witness

“I would like to once again congratulate everyone at 30 Forensic Engineering for yet another Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice win in both forensic engineering categories. Being voted Canada’s best ‘Expert Witnesses’ for the 5th consecutive year is a true testament to the great people who have made exemplary forensic consulting their passion, and who continue to make this firm such a great place to work and collaborate. Thanks to all of you, and to the legal community for making us their top choice” stated Jamie Catania, President, at 30 Forensic Engineering.

Previous wins:

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

30 Forensic Engineering is Pleased to Announce ‘Cocktails in the Capital’ – You’re Invited

To celebrate our Ottawa regional office, 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm will be hosting a ‘Cocktails in the Capital’ event. Conveniently held in beautiful downtown Ottawa at The Albion Room (steps away from ByWard Market), come meet our team and join us for some great cocktails, fine food, engaging and relaxed industry conversation and plenty of mingling. Please RSVP below, space is limited.

Event Details

‘Cocktails in the Capital‘
Date: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Albion Room
(Novotel Ottawa main floor)
Address: 33 Nicholas St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Click HERE to RSVP

“It will be a pleasure to once again host our clients along with industry partners, colleagues and friends on November 27th in our nation’s capital to celebrate the firm’s ongoing commitment to the Ottawa region. We look forward to seeing everyone there” stated Jamie Catania, President, 30 Forensic Engineering.