Our Services

Structural Engineering

 

When storms, fires, accidents, or other events damage structures, Origin and Cause forensic engineers provide clients with accurate and swift analysis to answer their questions and help them move forward.

Our experience encompasses wood, steel, concrete, masonry, and aluminum structures, both modern and old. Whether you need to determine the cause of the failure, the extent of the related damage, emergency safety measures, or how to restore the damage, we can assist. From initial damage assessments to general field reviews of construction, or litigation support and expert testimony, we are here to be your trusted advisors to provide accurate, evidence-based opinions and practical solutions to help you resolve matters for insurance and legal purposes.

 

Structural Engineering Services
  • Structural failure investigations
  • Expert witness/litigation support
  • Damage assessments
  • Scope of immediate structural safety measures
  • Preparation of engineering reports
  • Preparation of engineering drawings for repair or reconstruction
  • Building code reviews
  • Building envelope assessments
  • Scope of structural repair
  • Building permit applications
  • Conservation Authority work permit applications
  • General field review during construction
  • Hazardous Building Materials Assessments*
  • HVAC designs*
  • Property surveys and grading plans*
  • Septic system designs*

*services co-ordinated through preferred partners

 

Expertise
Type of Loss/Claim
Type of Structure
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Ground Vibration
  • Wind
  • Snow & Ice
  • Tree Impacts
  • Vehicle Impacts
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Construction Defects
  • Foundation Issues
  • Building Envelope
  • Water Damage
  • Structural Collapse
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Agricultural/Farm
  • Recreational
  • Pedestrian Bridges
  • Retaining Walls
  • Signs/Billboards
  • Silos/Bulk Storage Bins
  • Storage Racks
  • Swimming Pools
  • Utility Poles