Women in Engineering – Spotlight on CEP’s Female Experts
Want to know more about the humans behind the expertise? To mark International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, our female experts are taking centre stage this week! At CEP Forensic, we want to celebrate the contribution of our teams in all their diversity! Our female engineers and investigators are already well known by their colleagues and clients for their professionalism and thoroughness.
Disco Inferno: fire investigation and Saturday night fever
From Hot Stuff to Disco Inferno, disco music has ignited dancers past and present. Characterized as much by its bass lines and the furious tempo of its percussion as by its arrangement of strings, brass, guitars, piano and synthesizers, its melodies could easily seem chaotic to an uninitiated ear. This impression of chaos and entanglement of elements can also be found in a fire or explosion. Flames and musical hits have more in common than you might think!
A Forensic Guide to NPT Joints
Are you familiar with NPT (National Pipe Taper) joints? The term may not mean anything to you at first, but it is a configuration of threaded joints in metal piping commonly used for more than 100 years. This article provides an overview of the basic engineering concepts associated with NPT joints and debunks some myths.
Safe BBQing: how to keep the fire inside the grill
BBQing is a great way to bring family, friends and neighbours together, especially during the warm summer weather. In this interview, Ryan Jordan, a forensic investigator from CEP's Ottawa office will discuss information to consider when handling BBQ fire claims and some good practices to implement to have a safe and enjoyable grilling season!
Run, jump and play - The hazards of play structures
As weather gets warmer, children and families are likely to be spending more time outdoors and at the local play structure! Although playgrounds are usually fun for children of all ages, accidents can happen, which may result in injuries. This article addresses some common play structure hazards seen by our experts in various losses.
Most Memorable Files Series – Part 3
Whenever someone first meets one of our engineers, they are inevitably asked, “what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen?” and, while we obviously won’t share identifying details, every engineer has a story! In part three of our series, we chatted with four of our fire cause and origin investigators to ask them about the memorable files they’ve encountered throughout the years:
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