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About CEP-Sintra

As Canada's largest independent forensic engineering firm, CEP-Sintra offers nine locations with experts from Vancouver to Moncton. Backed by extensive training, experience and state-of-the-art techniques, our multidisciplinary engineers and scientists investigate insurance-related losses and assist clients in resolving litigation.


Drawing from the expertise and strengths of our forensic engineers and scientists, our mission is to advise clients exposed to potentially litigious incidents in the management of claim processes and restoration of their assets.


CEP-Sintra is the product of a merger between two well-established forensic Engineering companies: CEP Forensic (Eastern Canada) and Sintra Engineering (Western Canada).

Founded in 1972, CEP Forensic started with three engineers and specialized exclusively in the fields of electrical failures and fire origin and cause (O&C) investigation. Over the years, CEP grew to a company of 75 employees with offices in Oshawa, Ottawa, Montreal (Laval), Quebec City and Moncton. CEP's fields of practice included: Fire and Explosion, Electrical Engineering, Structural and Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences.

For its part, Sintra Engineering was established in 1997 in Edmonton, Alberta, and specialized in forensic engineering services for insurance and legal clients. With offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, Sintra Engineering provided services in all the western provinces and the territories.

On July 1st, 2017, these two leading forensic engineering providers merged to create Canada's largest forensic engineering firm. The new entity, CEP-Sintra, has over 100 employees from coast to coast, and operates in both official languages.


CEP-Sintra's corporate philosophy is to meet and exceed client expectations of timely, unbiased and technically accurate opinions. We strive to find the best engineering and scientific solutions to complex problems with objectivity and integrity. We are also very cognizant of our client's need for precise and clear results provided in a timely manner, so they may make an informed decision. In fact, we believe that our clients should always get the highest standard of forensic services. We are committed to investing in the development of new services and the integration of new technologies to continually provide the best service to our clients.

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