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30 Forensic Engineering Announces Senior Level Appointments

November 8, 2017   by -30- Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the following senior level appointments across our property and casualty groups.

Dwight Francis B.Sc., ME, PMP
Practice Lead, Fire & Electrical

Dwight Francis is an electrical systems and materials specialist, and the Practice Lead with the Electrical and Fire Investigations Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. With over 30 years of experience as an electrical engineer and Master Electrician, Dwight has investigated claims involving electrical infrastructure loss, primarily due to fire, flood, and installation deficiencies. He has consulted on and managed electrical fire alarm system remediation projects for multi-tenanted residential buildings, and commercial and industrial installations. Dwight has also provided expert witness testimony regarding the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and related laws.

Terrence Holder B.Eng., M.A.Sc., BSSO, P.Eng
Practice Lead, Civil Structural Failure

Terrence Holder is the Practice Lead with the Civil/Structural Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. During his time with the firm, 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 has over 17 years of experience in the new construction, rehabilitation of concrete structures and forensic engineering industries.  Terrence is also qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Court of Justice for matters related to concrete.

Tom Pepper B.Eng., P.Eng
Practice Lead, Building & Fire Code

Tom Pepper is the Practice Lead (Property Claims) of 30 Forensic Engineering’s Civil/Structural Group, Building & Fire Code Group. Tom’s background in electrical and civil/structural engineering along with significant hands-on construction experience enables him to distill complex engineering, construction, building and fire code matters into plain language and practical solutions. His diverse experience, which spans construction project management, building design, building inspection and forensic engineering, has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of Canadian Building and Fire Codes and their applications to establish himself as one of the leading code experts in the country.

Mrinmoy Kanungo M.E.Sc., P.Eng
Practice Lead, Geotechnical

Mrinmoy Kanungo is the Practice Lead of the Geotechnical and Mining Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. Mrinmoy has 10 years of geotechnical engineering consulting experience in both traditional design consulting and forensic investigations involving foundations, slopes, earth embankments, retaining walls, excavation support systems, tunnels, trenchless technology installations, pavements, utility lines, etc. With 30, Mrinmoy has led many multidisciplinary forensic investigations and peer review work related to insurance and legal claims, spanning across a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial business sectors within the Americas. Clients have come to rely on Mrinmoy’s attention to details, critical thinking ability and strong communication skills to assist in complex claims involving subsurface and earthwork design and construction. Besides his consulting work, Mrinmoy actively presents and publishes at technical conferences and in trade magazines, and collaborates in research projects with the academia.

Chad Gooyers B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Senior Associate, Biomechanics & Personal Injury

Dr. Chad Gooyers is a Senior Associate at 30 Forensic Engineering, specializing in the biomechanical assessment of injury causation. He has been published in some of the top biomechanics journals and has taught undergraduate courses in biomechanics at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Dr. Gooyers has conducted hundreds of technical investigations involving motor vehicle collisions, seatbelt effectiveness, helmet effectiveness, slips, trips and falls and occupational injury. Dr. Gooyers currently holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Waterloo and serves as a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto. He remains active in research, participating in ongoing projects and graduate student thesis committees focused on injury biomechanics.

Welcome to -30- The last word in forensic engineering.

30 Forensic Engineering has been voted Canada’s best ‘Expert Witnesses’ for the third year in a row. Our Collision Reconstruction and Civil/Structural practice groups each garnered the top awards at the 3rd Annual Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards.

Expert Witnesses – Accident Investigation & Reconstruction Award


Expert Witnesses – Civil & Structural Forensic Engineering Award


About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering has been serving the insurance and legal industries for 15 years and is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 50 professional investigators is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America.

We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

Civil/Structural Failure
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Construction Claims
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

For further information, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing


In the news:

2017 Forensic Investigation Forum: Property & Casualty Claims and Risk Mitigation

30 Forensic Engineering’s Dr. Adam Campbell Presented at the 2017 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Meeting

30 Forensic Engineering Joins JLT Canada to Bring Together Municipal Leaders at the Inaugural Public Sector Summit 2017

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

ASM International & 30 Forensic Engineering host Steel Image Workshop on Decoding Metallurgical Failure

British Columbia Wildfire Catastrophe: 30 Forensic Engineering Onsite & Ready to Assist

30 Forensic Engineering Announces New Website Launch

30 Forensic Engineering Transportation Safety Group to Host Road Safety and Risk Management Workshop for Bicycle Facilities

30 Forensic Engineering Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

30 Forensic Engineering Transportation Safety Group to Present at the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory Symposium

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Geotechnical and Mining Group with the Appointment of Xiangyu Li

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Construction Services Group with the Senior Appointment of Jiwan Thapar

30 Forensic Engineering’s Jiwan Thapar Presents Advanced Construction Claims Management Course at Toronto Construction Association

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Fire and Electrical Investigations Group with the Appointment of Joshua Campbell

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Remediation Group with the Appointment of Chris Ciasnocha

30 Forensic Engineering Transportation Safety Group to Host a Pedestrian Safety and Risk Management Workshop

30 Forensic Engineering Construction Services – Claims, Risk and Advisory 

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Appointment of Karen Lin

Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It’s Emergency Preparedness Week

Renewable Energy Group at 30 Forensic Engineering Offers Pre-Loss Inspection and Risk Management Services

30 Forensic Engineering’s Multidisciplinary Approach Provides a 360° View of Slip & Fall Assessments

30 Forensic Engineering Expert Jeff Reitsma Delivers Breakout Session at PLRB Claims Conference in Boston

The Society of Automotive Engineers International Publishes 30 Forensic Engineering Research Paper

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Construction Claims Team at -30- Forensic Engineering Offers Productivity Loss Assessment Services

-30- Forensic Engineering’s Jiwan Thapar Presents Full Day Course at Toronto Construction Association on Feb 28, 2017

-30- Forensic Engineering’s Pierre Maheux to Present at the 2017 Ontario Bar Association Institute

-30- Forensic Engineering Strengthens Road Safety Group with the Appointment of Shahram Almasi

Blouin Dunn LLP and -30- Forensic Engineering’s Big Mingle, January 30, 2017

Blouin Dunn & -30- Forensic Engineering Thank 2017 Big Mingle Sponsors

-30- Forensic Engineering Launches Fixed-Fee Fire Investigation Service

-30- Forensic Engineering Promotes Pablo Robalino to Senior Associate within Civil/Structural Group

-30- Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Appointment of Paul Reinis

-30- Forensic Engineering Forms Integrated Fire and Electrical Investigations Division

-30- Forensic Engineering Strengthens its Collision Reconstruction Group with the Appointment of Brad Muir

-30- Forensic Engineering Retained to Complete Rail Crossing Safety Reviews for Ontario Municipalities

30- Forensic Engineering’s Alex Nolet to Present at the Association Quebecoise des Transports (AQTR) Symposium

-30- Forensic Engineering Brand Launch Event, October 5, 2016

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