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Heavy Equipment - Incredible Machines, Complex Issues


In the ever changing world of technology, heavy duty vehicle manufacturers are striving to keep ahead of the evolving demands of their clients while still meeting environmental emission restrictions. These...

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Pyrolysis Can Cause Fires… and May provide Avenues for Subrogation


Fire investigators often enquire about recent modifications, installations, or additions to the premise when attempting to determine the cause and origin of a fire. This can provide clues that can...

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Burning Down the House - Dangers of Blown-in Insulation


Blown-in insulation is used in attics to provide additional “R” value for older houses.  Blown-in, or cellulose insulation consists of shredded newspaper that has been chemically treated with a fire...

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Key Questions to Ask Witnesses Following a Collision


One of the common types of collision that accident reconstruction engineers are often retained to investigate are urban collisions that occur in the vicinity of an intersection. Common issues can...

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Understanding Structural Investigation


Forensic structural engineering is to investigate and determine the causes of structural failures of buildings, bridges, and other constructed facilities, as well as to render opinion or give testimony in...

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When Can Water Start Fires?


Water heaters, particularly gas-burning water heaters, are a fixture in most Alberta homes.  They   provide the hot water for dishes, and the relaxation created by a soak in a nice...

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Managing Complex Insurance Losses


Ensuring Your Interests are Protected All insurance losses are disruptive to the personal or business life of the insured. Returning an insured back to normal operations as quickly as possible is...

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Chain Collisions: Who Dunnit?


A chain collision involves three or more vehicles in successive collisions, separated by short intervals. The vehicles could all be moving immediately before the incident or any number of them...

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I’ve Fallen and I… Hurt Everywhere!?


A biomechanical engineering assessment can be useful in other accident scenarios, such as evaluation of the circumstances surrounding a person who has slipped, tripped or fallen. The circumstances of the...

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Understanding Fire Ratings of Assemblies - Resistance is Futile


Most fire investigators and those involved in the construction industry are familiar with the fire resistance ratings of different types of assemblies, but few understand how these ratings are developed...

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