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When Structures Stop Standing: Getting to the Bottom of It


When a structure stops standing - be it a building, a bridge, a barn, or any other constructed facility – a structural forensic engineers can help shed light on the...

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Vehicle Fire Investigations - Burning More Than Just Rubber


The design of modern motor vehicles is rapidly changing and the costs of them are increasing significantly.  As a result, often the size of a loss involving a motor vehicle...

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Child Seat Assessments - A Voice for the Smallest Accident Victims


In low speed impact injury claims, one of the most commonly asked questions is:  Were the reported injuries plausible?  As minor collisions involve primarily soft tissue injuries, these injuries can...

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Rollover Accidents and Occupant Restraints


Vehicle rollovers are among the most devastating events that occur on our roadways.  These types of accidents are more likely to result in fatalities than are other types of collisions,...

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When a Building is not a Building


In Alberta, buildings are generally constructed in conformance to the Alberta Building Code and the Alberta Fire Code.  These documents provide a prescriptive approach to building design, setting minimum criteria...

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The “Black Box”


In the insurance community, the term “black box” has been commonly used to refer to a vehicle’s Event Data Recorder (EDR). The EDR is a recording device found in some...

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Fire Modeling


Fire Modeling is an engineering tool used to estimate fire and smoke spread for specific fire situations.  Fire models can be either physical scale models or computer generated mathematical models...

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Clarifying Collisions: Getting a Grip on Left-hand Turns


Sintra Engineering is committed to expanding our knowledge in subjects pertinent to our investigative practice areas. We are currently engaged in research that analyzes the path geometrics and dynamics of...

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What do you get when you cross Engineering and Medicine?


Have you ever had an a typical file come across your desk where you feel that there is a question of injury causation or severity; it seems out of the...

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Insulating against fire - the Dangers of Polyurethane Insulation


We live in a cold climate.  Many business owners realize that the path to cost savings is to minimize your energy costs by insulating your buildings.  This makes perfect sense,...

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