York Chapter

Forensic Engineering, so what's the Poop?

Wednesday February 15, 2017 - 7:30pm


Location: Yummy Grill Restaurant, 531 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill, Ontario

Fee: $15/pp includes refreshments

Registration: https://peoyork2017forensicengineering.eventbrite.com

burnt carDoesn’t it seem like everyone is just adding the word “forensic” to dress up an old occupation or profession (forensic engineering, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, etc.). Learn that this is not the case, at least not with respect to forensic engineering. Learn how what forensic engineers do is different from what typical engineers do. Learn why engineers performing failure analysis are not necessarily performing forensic engineering.

In this presentation you will also learn what the benefits to society of forensic engineering are, how the engineer’s Duty to Report dovetails into a forensic engineer’s work and why Jacks-of-all-Trades and Hired Guns are eschewed. See real-world examples of forensic engineering and how it can impact your day-to-day life.

speaker ron koerthRON KOERTH , P.Eng. gained experience in construction, building science and structural engineering before entering the world of forensic engineering in 1996. Ron co-founded Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering in 2002 and helped grow it to nearly 100 staff until selling his interest in late 2015. He personally led the Property practice at Giffin Koerth and developed it into Canada’s leading group serving the Property Insurance market and now acts as a Consultant to the firm, which is now called -30- Forensic Engineering. Ron has mentored many experts at Giffin Koerth in the practice of unbiased forensic investigations involving real property as well as the proper ethical behaviour of expert witnesses. He has frequently and passionately presented on these and related topics, to engineers, insurers, lawyers and University students. Ron is known to be a fair and unbiased expert witness who is a strong advocate of plain speak, “telling it like it is” and of not being afraid to work on either plaintiff or defense cases.

Friends are welcome and networking encouraged!

Rick Vender, P.Eng.
Program Director – PEO York Chapter
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