Sump Pumps: hidden heros or potential villains
Practically everyone knows what a sump pump is and the usefulness of such a device, but do you know how these pumps really work and can you identify typical causes of failure? In this article, our engineer André Delhaise, will present the most common manufacturing, installation, and maintenance issues to allow you to properly manage your future claims related to the failure of a sump pump.
Pressure Equipment Failures
Some of the incidents associated with pressure equipment are explained by external loading that was not considered at the design stage. In this article, our mechanical engineer and specialist in pressure installations, Hugo Julien, lists nine crucial aspects to consider in terms of external loadings when designing pressure equipment.
Verification of compliance with fire protection standards
The code compliance analysis of fire protection systems is a weapon (or defence) of choice in the context of a potential subrogation, following a fire in a building. This article briefly describes the process of determining code compliance.
Investigating heavy vehicle fires - a rigorous process
There is a large variety of heavy vehicles out there and, though these machines are built to be durable, they operate in a multitude of environments and undergo enormous variation in stresses. Many things can go wrong with these expensive vehicles, including fire losses. To find out more about this topic, we sat down with Geoff Wowk, a Forensic Engineer from our Edmonton office.
Physics, Mechanics and Forensic Engineering: The 1001 Lives of Isaac Newton
There are people like that who are born under a lucky star or… under the right tree! Yes, legend has it that Isaac Newton developed the theory of gravity after seeing an apple fall from his apple tree. He probably thought to himself "Why did it fall?" as he ate it. Isaac Newton is about much more than gravity! Discover what he brought to forensic engineering, and much more!
Building Codes and Construction Defects: hazards that affect structural integrity
The raison d’être of Building Codes is ensuring the structural integrity of a building and making certain public health and fire and safety standards are met. Regardless of whether they originate from an incident or are discovered while investigating the cause of loss, building code violations and construction defects must be repaired to ensure the safe occupancy and use of the building. In this article, our experts explain all you need to know on the topic.
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