Canada’s Largest Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation Firm

Origin and Cause has been a leading forensic engineering and fire investigation firm in Canada for over 30 years. We provide cross-disciplinary expertise and forensic analytic services to law firms, independent adjusters, insurance companies, and corporate risk managers in Regina and throughout Canada. Our reputation is based on our dedication to facts. We have completed over 30,000 cases, earning us national acclaim for providing an unbiased presentation of facts based on scientific technique and examination.

For exceptional investigative and engineering services, join hands with Origin and Cause.

Meet Our Forensic Experts

We are the premier cross-disciplinary forensic engineering and fire investigation firm across Canada. Our conclusions are founded on factual data gathered through investigation, scientific methodology, and laboratory testing, and we can be trusted to testify as expert witnesses in court. Our forensic engineers and fire investigators work relentlessly to assist our clients to discover the truth by determining the facts.

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Ryan Norton

Fire & Explosion Investigator

Designations: NFPA 1033, NFPA 1031, ENVF

Ryan is a Fire and Explosions Investigator with over 9 years of experience in the field. His professional affiliations include the NFPA, NAFI, CAFI, and the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs – Inspectors Division. He has completed over 200 fire investigations and has aided the RCMP in multiple major crime investigations as well as multiple fatal fire investigations. He is also certified in Ice Water Rescue, Auto Extrication, Rope Rescue, and Wildland Fire Fighting. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant with Lumsden Fire Department.

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Experts Leading The Way

Origin and Cause is a leading Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation organization with more than 16 offices across Canada. Our team consists of industry-leading technical experts, engineers, and investigators with years of real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of their respective fields.

Our Services

In all forensic investigation and engineering disciplines, Origin and Cause provides exceptional service. Our forensic litigation professionals have worked on over 1500 judicial cases around the world.

A Dedication To Facts

Through our commitment to facts, backed up by thorough analysis and proof, Origin and Cause has gained a reputation as a trusted leader in the industry. Our conclusions are supported by scientific research and methodology, as well as investigation and laboratory testing. We've been called to testify in court, providing impartial conclusions based on the findings of our trained experts.

Leadership Team

Mazen Habash

President & Consulting Forensic Engineer

Ken Swan

Vice President Western & Eastern Canada and Fire & Explosion Investigator

Shauna Hall

Branch Manager

George Costandi

Director – National Sales and Marketing

Vladimir Chlistovsky

Forensic Engineer and GTA Operations Manager

Art Beleda

Vice President Eastern Canada and Fire & Explosion Investigator

Peter Hamilton

Fire & Explosion Investigator and Atlantic Canada Manager

Steve Klimpel

Fire & Explosion Investigator and Operations Manager – Northern and Eastern Ontario/Atlantic Canada

Matthew Obach

Forensic Engineer and Branch Manager

Ryan Dobson

Fire & Explosion Investigator and Branch Manager

Adam Lohonyai

Structural Forensics Practice Lead