Civil/Structural & Building Science

The Civil/Structural & Building Science Group focuses on three areas: structural analysis and remediation; building science; and the application of building and fire codes.

Our clients come from a broad range of sectors, including insurance, law, local government, and the private market. We’re most often called upon to provide investigations of structural integrity, building science, and compliance with building and fire codes. In addition, we provide engineering consulting services during project remediation or rehabilitation, along with a range of complementary services, including:

  • engineered design drawings;
  • application and submittal of building permits;
  • expert litigation services; and
  • detailed reports.

A highly motivated multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals, our field experience combined with our real-world knowledge are our greatest assets. Applying this experience and knowledge, we provide analysis of simple and complex structures.

We provide consulting services to architectural and engineering design firms, on-site quality control services during the construction/remediation process, and industry consulting services related to design and code compliance.

Our goal: provide exemplary professional service, execute flawless investigations and deliver comprehensive reports. Each of our consultation services provides clear, concise and unbiased communication, making us unique in the forensics field. Our Civil/Structural group has been chosen as the best in Canada in Canadian Lawyer’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards since 2015.

  • Expertise in structural/civil engineering, building science and building/fire codes
  • Responsive on-site comprehensive investigations
  • Professional consultation services

Experienced. Thorough. Professional.


Infrastructure – 30 Forensic Engineering
Across all levels of government and among utility providers, one of the most pressing concerns is the maintenance and...
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30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Brett Lessard, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., to Civil/Structural & Building Science Team
30 Forensic Engineering is happy to welcome Brett Lessard, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., to our Civil/Structural & Building Science team. Brett will be based...
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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...
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Effect of Extreme Weather on our Buildings and Associated Measures
Environmental loads, such as wind, have a critical impact on the structural design and assessment of buildings and infrastructures....
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Even Retaining Structures Need Support – Design and Assessment Perspectives from a Forensic Engineer
Retaining structures are used to laterally support (hold back) material, typically soil, and allow for a difference in grade...
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Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis: Approach with a Healthy Degree of Skepticism
Structural engineers rely heavily on predictions. Unlike other engineering products, building structures cannot make use of a prototype where...
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