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When Rubber Leaves the Road: Investigating Vehicle-Impacted Buildings

June 7, 2023

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Buildings being struck by vehicles is not an uncommon occurrence. It’s estimated that more than 100 vehicles collide with buildings each day, with more than half of those occurring at retail shops, restaurants, or convenience stores.

In this webinar, we will examine the potential risks associated with building collisions and review the appropriate steps to ensure the safety and structural integrity of the building. This includes the importance of conducting a thorough structural assessment: Checking for any visible signs of damage, such as cracks or bulges in the walls or columns, as well as assessing the integrity of the foundation and any structural members that have been impacted. It’s important to note that structural damage may be hidden behind finishes, making it not only prudent but vital to examine the scene thoroughly.

All Attendees Will Receive a Completion Certificate

Accredited in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and British Columbia.



Nabi Goudarzi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Forensic Structural Engineer  

Nabi specializes in the forensic structural investigation of buildings and the design of retrofitting schemes for damaged or under-designed structures. In the course of his career, Nabi has conducted structural assessments of existing steel, concrete, masonry and wood buildings under gravity loading, vibration and seismic forces. He has also designed steel and concrete structures, including high-rise residential and office towers, commercial retail units, and long-span steel trusses. Nabi holds a MSc. in Earthquake Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta. 


Simon Nguyen, P.Eng., P.E., S.E. 
Forensic Structural Engineer 

Simon is a licensed professional engineer in Alberta, British Columbia, California and Illinois. He specializes in forensic structural investigations and the rehabilitation and restoration of existing structures. His experience also consists of new building design, tenant improvement, structural repair, structural remodeling, and special structural design. Simon is practiced in the analysis and design of all major structural materials: wood, steel, concrete, and masonry, and possesses sound knowledge of the Canadian and US building and design codes, including NBCC Part 4, the CSA standards, ASCE-7.