Terrence Holder B.Eng., M.A.Sc., BSSO, CFEI, P.Eng.

Practice Lead, Civil/Structural Failure
Direct: 647-738-5368
 

expert summary

Terrence is a Senior Associate with the Civil/Structural Group at -30- Forensic Engineering. Terrence received his undergraduate engineering degree at Ryerson Polytechnic University in 1996, followed by his graduate degree at the University of Toronto in 1999.  During his time at-30-, Terrence has been engaged in hundreds of forensic investigations. His expertise includes building sciences, concrete durability, and the evaluation of building structures. Terrence’s wealth of experience in building condition assessments has been vital to establishing the condition of building envelopes, interior finishes, and structural and exterior architectural building features. Terrence is qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Court of Justice for matters related to concrete.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Civil Engineering - Structures and Building Sciences
  • Building Code Compliance and Building Condition Assessments
  • Project, Construction, Facility Management and General Contracting - ICI and Residential
  • Building, Property and Construction Failures
  • Construction Specifications, Contract Preparation and Tendering
  • Specific expertise relating to concrete problems

academic background

Certificate in Building Science, University of Toronto, 2016

Masters of Applied Science (Focus on Concrete Materials), University of Toronto, 1999

Bachelor of Engineering, Ryerson Polytechnic University, 1996

additional courses

  • Canadian National Advanced Fire, Arson & Explosion Training Program, June 2019
  • Residential Electricity for Fire Investigators, June 2018
  • Investigating Residential Dryer Fires, June 2018
  • Investigation of Gas and Electric Appliance Fires, November 2017
  • Building Science Specialist Ontario, Ontario Building Envelope Council OBEC, September 2016
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2012
  • International Concrete Repair Institute Spring Convention on Preservation Engineering, 2012
  • American Concrete Institute Spring Convention on the Art of Concrete, 2012
  • Safety First Training and Support Services, 2011
  • Asbestos Compliance Awareness Training, 2010
  • Confined Space Entry Training - Compliance Awareness Level, 2010
  • ASCE Continuing Education in Structural Design on Buildings for Blast/Explosion, 2010
  • Design of Aluminum Structures Seminar, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, 2008
  • Precast and Prestressed Concrete Seminar, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2007
  • University of Toronto, Chemistry of Cement and Concrete, 2006
  • EIFS Wall Systems, 2002
  • Construction Specifications Canada, Certified Construction Contract Administration, 2001
  • Construction Specifications Canada, Specification Writing 1, 2000
  • Building Science and the Building Envelope, 2000

employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Senior Associate—Civil/Structural
2007 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Construction assessments, including costing and deficiencies
  • Building Sciences
  • Building Systems and Structural Failure Analysis
  • Building Code Assessments

Trow Associates Inc.
Project Manager
2004 – 2007, Brampton, ON

  • Rehabilitate Canadian Pacific Railway superstructure, construct new pedestrian walkways and reconstruct existing roads in the City of Greater Sudbury
  • Responsible for preparing schedule, plan and tendering all contract documents
  • Review all grading and structural drawings for accuracy and completeness

New Construction (Bulletin 19 & 38 Reports)

  • Various projects to provide quality control regarding masonry, waterproofing, exterior insulation finish system and interior insulation for commercial and residential buildings throughout Ontario
  • Review new construction and ensure general compliance with Ontario Building Code
  • Prepare accurate and detailed reports for clients
  • Perform construction and site reviews
  • Execute tests on building components including windows, doors and balconies, for compliance with the Ontario Building Code

Building Condition Surveys

  • Various projects to review the existing conditions of parking garages in commercial and residential buildings in the Greater Toronto area
  • Perform design review of composite roof systems, I-beams and open web steel joists
  • Estimate and monitor schedules for repairs to ensure compliance with scope of contract
  • Perform delamination surveys of structural components
  • Supervise team members on visual surveys of structure components including identification and location of cracks, corroded reinforcement, efflorescence, delamination and spalling
  • Investigate structures to determine nature, extent and cause of deterioration

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES / ASSOCIATIONS

Associations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (1999)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • American Concrete Institute, Canadian Chapter
  • Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)
  • Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  • International Concrete Repair Institute (IRCI)
  • Canadian Society of Forensic - Engineering Division
  • National Association of Fire Investigators, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
 

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