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Ask an Expert: Open-mic Discussions With Leading Forensic Engineers

November 24, 2015

Do you have questions you have always wanted to ask a forensic expert? Would you like to gain insights from questions asked by your colleagues and peers? This FREE webinar provides insights from some of the most sought after Forensic Experts in Canada.

Our panel of experts, with decades of experience and various technical backgrounds, field questions in the following disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Material and Metallurgical Engineering

Some questions we cover include:

  • In the event of a loss, what are the chances of subrogation?
  • Is it possible to estimate the cost of a forensic investigation? Can you stay within my budget?
  • Are you able to confirm if the damage is due to the reported cause?
  • Can you tell me if the foundation of a collapsed building can be salvaged?

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Panelists of Expert Forensic Engineers Include:

Chris K. Panasiewicz, who specializing in fire and explosions investigations and electrical engineering. Chris is qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and has investigated over 300 forensic incidents to date. In addition to over 10 years of fire and explosions experience, Chris has over 20 years’ experience working as an electrical engineer in the field of high and low voltage motors, generators, transformers and electrical equipment failure mode investigations and analysis, including electrical components design, repair and testing methods.

Dinu Matei, who specializes in metallurgical, materials and mechanical failure analysis. During the course of his career, he has been involved in more than 500 failure investigations of various metallic and non-metallic components, and in 23 projects leading to the development of new materials and processes.

Brian James, whois a qualified court expert and specializes in vehicle, truck and heavy equipment fires, mechanical failures and product liability. Prior to working in forensic engineering consulting, Brian worked in the manufacturing industry performing design engineering and project management on an international level.

Yasser Korany, who specializes in structural forensic investigation and has performed more than 300 investigations to date. Throughout his career, Yasser has applied his unique combination of laboratory and field experience to identify the cause of structural distress and failures for institutional and commercial facilities, residential buildings and parking garages. His engineering practice spans more than 25 years, and he is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Alberta and the State of Michigan. An expert on green building, Yasser is also an LEED® Accredited Professional. This accreditation signifies Yasser’s expertise in providing sustainable engineering solutions that minimally impact the environment. Prior to joining Origin and Cause, Yasser taught structural analysis and design courses at the University of Alberta as an associate professor, and provided forensic engineering consultancy services in Alberta.