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Soil-Structure Interaction – Losses Requiring Geotechnical & Structural Expertise – WEBINAR

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by 30 Forensic Engineering Inc.
June 11, 2020
LIVE Webinar

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multidisciplinary forensics firm continues its in-demand weekly webinar series with the 5th instalment in the popular curriculum. Join industry leading experts on Thursday, June 11th as they lead a discussion on: Soil-Structure Interaction – Losses Requiring Geotechnical & Structural Expertise.  This dynamic webinar will be of importance to industry professionals such as: insurance company personnel, risk managers, independent adjusters, legal community + more.

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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 and 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.



Soil-Structure Interaction – Losses Requiring
Geotechnical & Structural Expertise


Thursday, June 11th, 2020


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

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Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng.
Vice President & Practice Lead
Multidisciplinary Remediation





Vito Schifano Ph.D., P.E., C.Eng.
Practice Lead
Geotechnical & Mining, Geotechnical Engineering





Pablo Robalino M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP
Senior Associate
Civil/Structural Failure




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

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

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Stephanie d’Obrenan, Director, Human Resources

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