Technical bulletins

Technical bulletins

  • November 2012

    The environmental quality act and insurance claims

    By Michel Millmore P.T., CESA,

    Given the considerable impact caused by the reinforcement of the Environment Quality Act (EQA), it has become essential, particularly within the scope of an insurance claim, to identify with a comfortable level of certainty the source of the contamination and the person responsible for its releasing to the environment.

  • August 2012

    Biomechanics and forensic engineering

    By Érica Beaucage-Gauvreau EIT, M.A.Sc.,

    Accidents happen so easily! In fact, results from a study by the Canadian Public Health Agency show that 226,436 individuals were admitted to a hospital due to bodily injuries between April 2002 and March 2003 and that 13,906 Canadians died as a result of their injuries in 2003.

  • May 2012

    Plumbing 101 - Part 2 brass part failure: the return of an old problem

    By Frédéric Bourgeois Eng., M.A.Sc., Metallurgist, Isabelle Murray P. Eng., M.A.Sc., Metallurgist, Regional Manager, Montreal,

    We recently noticed an important rise of the failure rate of brass made parts installed in modern plumbing networks.

  • February 2012

    The failure of ceramic toilet tanks... A breach in the defense!

    By Philippe Bouchard Eng., P. Eng., CFEI, CVFI, Guy Voisine Eng., P. Eng.,

    A recent judgment from the Quebec Court of Appeal in a case opposing CRANE Canada Inc. and ECONOMICAL INSURANCE COMPANY (in which CEP Forensic Engineering, Inc. had testified as an expert witness in the Quebec Superior Court) will likely change the dynamics in regards to the investigation of failures of ceramic toilet tanks.