Rising to the challenge: forensic engineering services you can trust

Navigating the intricate realms of failures, injuries, fires, collisions, or hazardous spills requires precision and expertise. With a diverse team of seasoned professionals, CEP Forensic is equipped to assist across a spectrum of fields.

Our commitment ensures timely, efficient, and holistic solutions, regardless of the complexity or urgency of the situation.

Coast to coast technical coverage

At CEP Forensic, our vast geographic reach is matched only by the depth of our expertise. Our forensic engineering team, spread across Canada, specializes in a diverse array of technical disciplines, ensuring that every challenge is met with a tailored, knowledgeable approach.

Civil Engineering & Structure

From foundations to urban infrastructures, our analysis spans an extensive range of construction elements, ensuring thorough scrutiny at every level.

Environmental Science

Beyond mere evaluations, our team aids in repair, monitoring, and characterizing interventions, optimizing impact mitigation and cost-effectiveness.

Electrical Engineering

Timely assessment of electrical components is pivotal, especially when they falter. Our meticulous analysis ensures swift restorations.

Mechanical Engineering

Diving deep into building systems, industrial methodologies, or vehicular mechanics, our approach prioritizes comprehensive understanding and accurate fault detection.

Biomechanics & Injury

Navigating the complexities of injuries resulting from collisions, falls, or workplace incidents demands an adept approach. We specialize in dissecting these scenarios, aiding insurance claims with unparalleled expertise.

Collision Reconstruction

From recreational vehicles to challenges posed by road designs or restraint systems, our experts harness cutting-edge tools and methodologies to piece together the events leading up to collisions, offering clarity in the midst of chaos.

Metallurgy & Materials

Material failures can often be elusive and intricate. Whether it’s breakage, wear, or deterioration, our deep dives into material science pinpoint the underlying issues, guiding remedial actions with precision.

Fire Investigation

When flames wreak havoc, be it on vehicles, buildings, or vegetation, our team promptly arrives on the scene, combing through evidence and leveraging advanced investigative techniques to discern the origin and cause.

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

With a diverse array of specialties in chemical testing and analysis, our experts are equipped to tackle challenges ranging from material compatibility to contamination issues, ensuring clients benefit from a wide spectrum of chemical insights.

Frequently asked questions on Forensic Engineering

Explore our industry’s most frequently asked questions and discover the value of forensic engineering

What is forensic engineering?

Forensic engineering is a branch of applied science devoted to failure analysis. More specifically, it combines the use of many engineering disciplines to determine the causes of failure. Forensic engineers also analyze the damages caused by catastrophic events such as floods, earthquakes, explosions, hurricanes, and major fires. Forensic engineering plays a critical role in the insurance and litigation fields, particularly in cases involving casualties or property damages related to the failure of materials, components, design, structures or injury.

What do forensic engineers do?

Forensic engineers are licensed engineers who specialize in

  • simulation, testing and evaluation
  • failure analysis
  • evidence gathering
  • repair recommendations
  • injury evaluation
  • and more.

This allows clients to explore potential remediation opportunities. Following the investigation process, they analyze the collected data and draw conclusions to provide clients with thorough and unbiased assessments. They also prepare reports and serve as expert witnesses in court proceedings. Forensic engineers are held to high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct to ensure the reliability and credibility of their findings.

Who performs forensic engineering?

Forensic engineering is typically performed by licensed professional engineers who specialize in investigating and analyzing failures or defects in materials, products, or structures. These engineers often have extensive experience in their respective fields of engineering, whether it be civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, or any other discipline. Their primary goal is to determine the cause of a failure or to identify how an accident occurred. After conducting thorough investigations, forensic engineers often provide expert testimony in legal cases or produce detailed reports for insurance claims, legal teams, or other relevant parties.

What is the history of forensic engineering?

While forensic engineering can be traced back to ancient times, more modern techniques and procedures did not come into play until the 19th century. For example, forensic engineering was crucial to understanding the collapse of the Dee Bridge in 1847 and the Atlantic telegraph cable failure of 1858. Among others, these early rail disasters led to the development of tensile testing and fractography, a method by which material failure can be analyzed.

Why is forensic engineering important?

Events such as structural collapses and mechanical failures are unfortunately part of everyday life. Understanding the causes of these events is a critical step in the remediation process. Forensic engineers help clients determine liability, allowing them to proceed accordingly. In addition, forensic engineers can give expert testimony in court, providing their clients with the information needed to resolve matters involving loss or damage.

Scientists, experts and partners

Entrusting CEP isn’t just about seeking answers; it’s about ensuring those answers are derived through unparalleled expertise, ethics, and commitment. Discover the CEP difference and understand why our approach is unparalleled in the world of forensic engineering.