Ricardo Toma H.B.Sc.

Associate, Civil/Structural
Direct: 647-738-5723

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.



Forensic Visualization:

  • Building Permit Drawings
  • 3D Conceptual Drawings
  • AutoCAD and Revit Programs
  • 2D/3D Collision Reconstruction Drawings

Civil/Structural Failure:

  • Building Assessment Assistance

Collision Investigation and Reconstruction:

  • Collision Scene Examinations
  • Visibility Assessment

Building Science:

  • Window/Sliding Door Testing for Water Penetration
  • Balcony Railing Systems Load Testing

academic background

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S), Humber College, Toronto, ON, 2018
  • Honors Bachelor of Science (Hons. BSc), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2015

Professional Experience

30 Forensic Engineering
Associate – Civil/Structural
2020 – Present, Toronto, ON

Engineering Technologist – Civil/Structural
2019 – 2020, Toronto, ON

  • Develop and prepare engineering designs and drawings from field measurements, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data
  • Provide additional engineering support on site examinations, including using Total Station equipment and FARO Focus 3D Laser Scanning Unit
  • Develop and prepare geometric analysis and evidentiary drawings
  • Collision scene examination visualization; includes collision reconstruction for client presentation or court trials
  • Produce drawing sets for building application submissions

Pretium Engineering Inc.
Architectural Technologist / Site Coordinator
2017 – 2019, Toronto, ON

  • Working as a member of project teams for site investigation, meetings, reporting, specification preparation, quality observation and liaison with clients, contractors and manufacturers as needed with minimal supervision on site
  • Prepare reports/specifications/CAD drawings under supervision of the Project Managers
  • Assist with collection of field data (site review and measurement) and prepare reports
  • Assists with field review/testing and data collection and prepare performance audit, technical/building audit, or other investigative reports complete with observations, conclusions, recommendations and repair budgets
  • Conduct onsite quality control and adherence to prepared specifications
  • Assist with developmental/improvement to company service delivery process i.e. standard reports, specifications, drawings, etc.
  • Assist Project Managers with distribution and review of shop drawings
  • Assist Project Managers with contract administration as requested (producing drawing updates, assisting with paperwork and attending site)


  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), Member