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30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Geotechnical Engineering Group with the Senior Appointment of Dr. Vito Schifano


February 12, 2019   by -30- Forensic Engineering

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TORONTO, ON, FEB. 12, 2019/insPRESS/ 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vito Schifano PhD, PE, CEng as Practice Lead of the Geotechnical, Mining and Geo-Environmental Group.

Dr. Schifano possess 25 years of combined experience in research, teaching, consulting, design, construction management and forensic geotechnical engineering. He has extensive experience in national and international projects in the manufacturing, oil & gas, mining, power and infrastructure sectors. His technical area of practice is in the geotechnical engineering of soft soils and ground technologies to the remediation, stabilization, closure, restoration and redevelopment of waste sites (mine tailings, acid tars, refinery sludge, coal ash, sediments), contaminated land, brownfields and waterfront sites, roads and railways, dams and embankments. He has led Technical, Business and Client Development initiatives through knowledge-based services for multi-national engineering firms in the area of integrated remediation and revitalization of marginal and contaminated sites, participates to professional committees (DFI-Soil Mixing and ASCE Geoenvironmental) and networks (Sednet, S/S Technology Network) and applied research initiatives with academic institutions.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Geotechnical/Mining
  • Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites
  • Heavy Civil Infrastructure
  • Soil Mechanics and Soil Structures
  • Technical & Project Finance Investigations
  • Risk Management
  • Multi Site and Multi-scope Project Management

Dr. Schifano holds a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.Sc. in Soil Mechanics and Environmental Geotechnics, from Imperial College, University of London (UK) and a Laurea in Civil Engineering from the University of Palermo (Italy).

Robert Sparling B.Eng.Mgt., P.Eng., Senior Vice President & Practice Lead, Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC states:  “Vito’s professionalism and wealth of knowledge leave those he has worked with a sense of great trust in his abilities.  In talking to Vito, you just get the sense that regardless of the issue, he will get the work done in a timely, efficient, and competent manner.   Additionally, Vito’s innate charisma makes him a delight to work with.  I am very proud to have an internationally renowned Geotechnical expert, Vito, join 30 Forensic Engineering.”

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 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
Trucking

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
paquino@30fe.com

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

Stephanie d’Obrenan, Senior Manager, People and Culture
sdobrenan@30fe.com

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