Catastrophe Response

Floods, landslides, earthquakes, winter storms causing damage, tornadoes or high winds, fires or explosions: in the event of a natural disaster, rapid and effective response is essential.

In an emergency situation, being able to count on a team of forensic engineers, mainly made up of civil and structural engineering experts, is a major asset. As several properties in the same geographic area are affected by a sudden and unexpected event, the time factor is crucial: this is why well-established coordination and experienced workers make all the difference.

From coast to coast to coast, our natural disaster response team’s mission is to get to the site of a disaster quickly to assess the structural condition of affected buildings and provide organized and efficient services in the event of multiple claims related to the disaster. If necessary, our experts can also offer temporary solutions to support damaged structures.

How does a disaster response work?

  •  A CAT manager is appointed to oversee operations remotely and leave nothing to chance.
  •  Well-established procedures are then implemented in order to send our CAT team to the scene as soon as possible.
  • A preliminary form report is produced within 24 hours of our site investigation.
  • When necessary, filed in the following weeks, a full report develops this preliminary opinion based on our observations and our in-depth analysis of the event.

With ongoing training and expertly coordinated and supervised off-site assistance, our experts can respond safely across Canada in the event of a disaster.

Meet our CAT Team Leaders: