Did You Feel That? Construction Vibration Damage Claims

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Vibrations can originate from any number of sources – rail and vehicular traffic, jackhammering, bulldozing, pile driving and blasting – while the damage caused by these vibrations can range from purely cosmetic to structural.

Given the rise in urban development, with construction frequently taking place alongside aging building stock and infrastructure, it’s unsurprising that the number of vibration damage claims have been steadily increasing. However, in order to successfully administer a claim, insurers, adjusters and lawyers need to know the information that is critical to an investigation. Because vibration damage cannot be distinguished from other types of damage simply by looking at it – expert analysis is critical.

In this webinar, we will be discussing:

  • Common sources of vibrations
  • How vibrations cause damage
  • What kind of damage could result from vibrations
  • Factors affecting vibration damage
  • What is involved in the vibration damage investigation
  • Vibration damage analysis examples
  • Information to gather and questions to ask

Recommended for:

  • Insurance adjusters
  • Lawyers

Presenting on this topic are two highly sought-after forensic structural engineers.

Yasser Korany, Ph.D., P.Eng., LEED® AP

Yasser specializes in structural forensic investigation and has performed more than 400 investigations to date. Throughout his career, Yasser 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 a 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.

Adam Lohonyai, MEng, P. Eng.

Adam specializes in structural forensic investigation and holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Alberta. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and Alberta and to date has completed over 200 projects with Origin and Cause. Adam’s background includes work as a structural engineer providing service for new building construction, personal fall arrest systems, roll-over protection systems, structural assessments, repairs, and failure investigations. He also has experience teaching engineering labs and researching building envelopes, structural health monitoring, and masonry walls at the University of Alberta.

George Costandi

Our discussion will be moderated by George Costandi. George leads marketing and sales at Origin and Cause. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s marketing and sales strategies. He also acts as a liaison between clients and internal operational staff, ensuring that the highest standard of client relations and product quality is delivered to our business partners.