Origin and Cause

Origin and Cause

January 15, 2015 10:15 ET

Origin and Cause Launches New Forensic Structural Engineering Service

Yasser Korany, PH.D., P.ENG., LEED®AP, helms new service for Canada's largest consulting forensic engineering and fire investigation firm

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2015) - Origin and Cause, Canada's largest consulting forensic engineering and fire investigation firm, has announced the launch of its forensic structural engineering service. The new service will be helmed by structural engineer, Yasser Korany, PH.D., P.ENG., LEED®AP.

Using advanced assessment techniques and analytical tools, Origin and Cause's team of experienced professionals investigates deteriorated and distressed structures to determine the factors that have most likely caused or contributed to the failure. The investigators put a plan in place to secure, repair and/or rebuild, and will provide drawings, costing and help at every stage of the process to get the structure repaired as quickly as possible.

For building owners or managers concerned about the structural health of an aging building, Origin and Cause can execute a structural condition assessment to identify potential problems and help plan and direct any required maintenance and/or repairs. With an LEED® Accredited Professional leading the team, Origin and Cause can offer repair methods that have the least impact on the environment and enable the client to earn an LEED designations for their project.

The firm also offers construction litigation support for legal and insurance purposes including providing expert witness testimony in court.

The new service includes:

  • Failure analysis for commercial, residential and industrial structures
  • Structural repair
  • Structural condition assessments
  • Assistance in earning LEED® points via sustainable repair designs
  • Building envelope assessments including moisture management
  • Property damage and building defect assessments
  • Building code compliance reviews
  • Lightning studies

Spearheading the new service is structural engineer Yasser Korany. Korany specializes in structural forensic investigation and has performed more than 300 investigations to date. Throughout his career, Korany has applied his unique combination of laboratory and field experience to identify the cause of structural distress and failures for institutional and commercial facilities, residential buildings and parking garages. His engineering practice spans more than 25 years, and he is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Alberta and the State of Michigan. An expert on green building, Yasser is also an LEED® Accredited Professional. This accreditation signifies Yasser's expertise in providing sustainable engineering solutions that minimally impact the environment.

Prior to joining Origin and Cause, Yasser taught structural analysis and design courses at the University of Alberta as an Associate Professor, and provided forensic engineering consultancy services in Alberta.

About Origin and Cause

As Canada's largest consulting forensic engineering and fire investigation firm, Origin and Cause provides cross-disciplinary forensic expertise to insurance companies, law firms, independent adjusters and corporate risk managers. With over 30,000 cases completed, Origin and Cause has been a trusted leader for over 20 years, helping its clients discover the truth by determining the facts through expert investigation. Origin and Cause has built its reputation on integrity and commitment to the facts, and guarantees unbiased opinions based on factual evidence determined through scientific methodology, examination and laboratory testing. Learn more at www.origin-and-cause.com.

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