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

April 17, 2017   by -30- Forensic Engineering

(Toronto) — 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce that Jeff Reitsma, MBA, PMP, P.Eng Practice Lead, Remediation, was given the opportunity to present at the 2017 Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo.

Held in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center (March 26-29), the national conference offered nearly 100 education sessions covering a wide array of claims related challenges along with a tradeshow featuring 300 of the industry’s leading service providers/vendors.

Titled “Project Management for Large Property Losses”, “the presentation looked at the role of an adjuster on a large property claim with a project management set of lenses,” stated Jeff Reitsma. Fundamentally, adjusters are project leaders and wear many of the same hats as “project managers” do in other industries, though the meaning of the title is different within an insurance context. Adjusters should consider looking at loss files as ‘projects’ to be executed by a team sharing a common fundamental goal.

The presentation was delivered with Michael Barrett, Executive Senior Adjuster at Engle Martin & Associates in Chicago and undertook a critical review of recent files executed by 30 Forensic Engineering and its clients to develop a project management toolbox to be applied by adjusters on large property losses to compliment the project management mindset. These tools were discussed with the attendees in tangible practical terms, to help better execute loss files through satisfying the scope, schedule and cost constraints which adjusters must deal with on a day-to-day and file-by-file basis.

The 1.5-hour advanced session was presented on both education days of the PLRB (Monday & Tuesday) and was scored/rated very highly by the numerous delegates that attended.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

-30- Forensic Engineering (, based in Toronto, 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 60+ 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, Geotechnical and Mining, Construction Claims, Personal Injury and Collision Reconstruction, Transportation Safety, Electrical and Renewable Energy, Environmental Health and Safety, Remediation, Materials Failure/HVAC, and Fire and Explosion investigations.

About Engle Martin & Associates

In 1997, Engle Martin & Associates was formed with a comprehensive business philosophy: to provide the best insurance claim adjustment results in the industry, present the most talented personnel, foster an innovative and professional leadership team, and develop client-focused technology. Today, with 65 offices and 650+ employees, Engle Martin is a national company that continues to set new standards for the industry. By fully engaging with our clients, we develop customized, result-oriented claims solutions.

About Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB)

A trade association for underwriting organizations and insurance companies, Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) exists to: “encourage productivity and efficiency in the property and liability loss and claim adjustment processes of members and the industry as a whole; to disseminate information on property and liability issues among members and within the insurance industry; and to promote education and new and beneficial developments within the property and casualty insurance industry.”

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