• The Nation's Largest Consulting Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation Firm

    The Nation's Largest Consulting Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation Firm

    We discover the truth by determining the facts.
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  • ORIGIN AND CAUSE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS!

    ORIGIN AND CAUSE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS!

    We are proud to announce that July 2, 2016 marked our Organization’s 25th anniversary! See Thank You video by Mazen Habash, President
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  • Remembering our friend, Bill Kerr

    Remembering our friend, Bill Kerr

    We lost our dear friend and colleague, Bill Kerr, on June 26th 2016 to a short battle with lung cancer. We celebrate Bill’s incredible life, one full of family, friends, and constant laughter.
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  • THE NEW CANADIAN HOUSING CRISIS:  SHODDY HOME RENOVATIONS

    THE NEW CANADIAN HOUSING CRISIS: SHODDY HOME RENOVATIONS

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  • WEBINAR: IN THE LAB WITH ORIGIN AND CAUSE: DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

    WEBINAR: IN THE LAB WITH ORIGIN AND CAUSE: DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

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  • NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: JOIN THE O&C TEAM!

    NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: JOIN THE O&C TEAM!

    New job posting: Forensic Mechanical Engineer, Mississauga and Ancaster
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    Send a new assignment

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  • We provide services across all major engineering disciplines

    We provide services across all major engineering disciplines

    Unbiased opinions based on factual evidence determined through scientific methodology, examination and laboratory testing.
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  • Read what our clients have to say about us!

    Read what our clients have to say about us!

    We have been a trusted leader for over 20 years
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Our Partners

Over 25 forensic engineers and fire investigators in ten cities combine their extensive training and education with years of hands-on experience to deliver quality and unrivalled response time.

  • "I have known and trusted the engineers and investigators at Origin and Cause for over 25 years. Their knowledge and professionalism make this firm an easy choice when I am looking for court tested expert witnesses. Through my witnessing of numerous investigations I have relied upon their honest, methodical and thorough approach in determining the origin and cause of a loss. The easy going personalities of their experts have put many insureds at ease, which greatly assists in any investigation and the determination of the facts of the situation. I have found they are well recognized and trusted by fire departments and other personnel involved in any investigation. Their immediate and reliable preliminary reports have greatly assisted in setting the tone of investigations, and as a result, have made the use of such an expert quite cost effective. Because of their skill, integrity, knowledge and experience I have recommended this firm to many industry professionals and will continue to rely upon their expertise in the future."

    Ed T

    Senior General Adjuster
  • “I’ve had the opportunity to work with many of the members of the Origin & Cause Engineering team and have been consistently impressed with the professionalism and knowledge they bring to even the most complex loss scenes. From investigation to trial their experience and integrity have been critical components to many successful claim investigations.”

    Craig B

    Senior Claims Adjuster
  • "I use the services of Origin and Cause often and every time I receive exceptional service, but most importantly, the quality of the investigations and reports are outstanding. Everything is done in a timely manner and with a high level of professionalism."

    Heather P

    Senior Field Service Representative
  • "I have been dealing with Origin and Cause for many years. I have been very happy with all areas of your work. You have been very prompt in responding when I call with a new assignment or even just soliciting you for your opinions. Your knowledge, experience, integrity, reliability, friendliness, trustworthy and hands-on approach are among the best in the industry. I know I can always rely on you and Origin and Cause to be quick and detailed  with your reporting."

    Cindy S

    Sr. Property Claims Specialist
  • "In the years I have been involved with Origin and Cause with the expert examinations of vehicles, I have found that Michelle Bradley has been very diligent, professional and informative. Her work is excellent and her reports are always concise and informative. The whole team at Origin and Cause are excellent and provide their expertise in a timely and professional manner."

    Brian H

    Special Investigator
  • I have been dealing with Origin and Cause for the past 15 years and can honestly say that it is always a pleasure dealing with this company. They are extremely efficient, reliable and very knowledgeable. I can always count on them to provide the best service possible and look forward to many more years in dealing with this company. Thank you Origin and Cause for making my job easier!

    Prosper B

    Claims Specialist, National Property Claims

Our Services

As the nation’s largest consulting forensic engineering and fire investigation firm, Origin and Cause provides services across all major engineering disciplines, with experts who are readily available on short notice.