Independent Local Firms Working In International Unity WWW.CLAIMSSUPPORT.COM

The Investigative Engineers Association (I-ENG-A) presents to the insurance industry and claims litigation clients a diverse, experienced and cost-efficient group of professional investigative engineering firms that can provide claims support and assist in the control of soaring claims settlement costs. The network consists of more than seventy (70) independently owned engineering firms in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Through the local affiliate, expertise of practicing investigative engineering firms and design professionals may be accessed throughout North America.

Due to each member’s ability to tap information and assistance from the network, our investigative range is unmatched. I-ENG-A members provide timely services and on time reports that are clear, concise, complete and efficiently produced. Technical bulletins are exchanged via an email information exchange system to consistently provide continuing education through members’ experiential learning. The information is stored for future access, as we have learned that similar cases arise and having this knowledge saves time when researching (see below ‘Discussion Forum’ information).

No single firm, regardless of its size or how broad-based its coverage, can possibly provide the level of service the combined efforts of an international network can offer. Thus, I-ENG-A’s whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

I-ENG-A’s Strength…

I-ENG-A’s member firms have completed thousands of engineering assignments for virtually every major carrier (and many independent adjusters) involving millions of dollars in property, casualty and liability claims. This experience has enabled us to amass an extensive library of research data and case histories to assist us in current investigations. Often what we uncover in one investigation is effective in analyzing similar cases.

The I-ENG-A Team…

Then needed, groups of highly trained and experienced specialists are consulted to provide expertise in disciplines outside the capabilities offered by the local firm. Since flexibility, innovation and quality are the backbone of engineering excellence I-ENG-A, strives to ensure they are reflected in all of its work.

The team approach prepares us to face unlimited situations. Whether the study involves a fire, roof collapse, environmental issues, land slippage, wind damage, product failure, contamination, chemical analysis or traffic accident reconstruction, we can work together quickly to find answers.

Join the I-ENG-A Discussion Forum�

Attention all Adjusters, Claims Managers and Supervisors! The Investigative Engineers Association has opened up its discussion forum to you. You can easily send e-mail to the entire network of engineers at one email address. If you have a request for an assignment in another part of the country, or if you just have a question and want answers from specialists, you can do so easily. Please visit our website at http://www.claimssupport.com and click Discussion Forum.

Don’t want any more e-mail? Solution: Select the option to hold your e-mail at the site so that messages may be reviewed at your discretion. In this way, responses to questions or requests may be reviewed at your leisure. Once you’ve joined, e-mail may be sent to the entire network of investigative engineering specialists at i-eng-a@yahoogroups.com.

The service will never sell or distribute your e-mail address, nor will I-ENG-A. Further, the forum messages are moderated prohibiting any solicitations.

I-ENG-A Services�

We achieve objectives in an ethical manner consistent with the traditions and character of engineering claims professionals. We always safeguard the interests of our clients, performing unbiased work for them with confidentiality and foresight. Frequently requested reports prepared by member firms for insurance industry clients include:

ADA Analysis
Arbitration
Auto Accidents
Bio-mechanical/Low Speed Accidents
Building Code Defects
Building Permits Research
Building Restoration Plans Specifications
Cause and Origin
Civil Engineering and Site Work Review
Construction Claims
Construction Failures and Defects
Construction Reports
Cost Control Measures
Cost Over-Runs
Data Retrieval
Depositions
Drainage Analysis
Earthquake/Earth Movement
Environmental
Equipment Testing for Product Liability
Expert Witness/Court
Fire and Arson Investigation
Hazardous Waste
Heavy Equipment
Highway and Work Zone Safety
Highway Design and Roadway

Geometrics
Hurricane Review
HVAC Analysis
Hydraulics and Hydrology
Industrial Hygiene (Mold, Fungi, Bacteria)
Inspector Negligence
Laboratory Testing (in house) Lightning Claims
Litigation Support/Expert Testimony
Lockout – Tagout
Longshore/Ship Claims
Low Speed Car Accidents
Mechanical/Electrical Review
Mitigation Measures
Mold Cause and Origin
Planning and Zoning
Plans/Design Review
Products Liability
Remediation
Design/Administration
Replacement Costs
Research/Analysis
Roofing, Plumbing, Electrical
Schedule Analysis
Scope and Damages
Scope/Cost of Repairs
Seller Defects
Sick Building Syndrome
Slip and Fall Analysis
Soils and Geologic Investigations
Structural Analysis/Structural Failures
Subrogation Claims
Surveying Support for Investigations
Testing Programs
Traffic Accident Reconstruction
Traffic Signalization and Roadway

Illumination
Truck Accidents
Upcoding and Betterment
Water Loss Claims (All Types)

I-ENG-A Canadian Member Firms�

TALBOT INVESTIGATIVE ENGINEERS
A division of CYRIL J. DEMEYERE LIMITED
TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO
TOLL FREE: 1-866-302-9886

(519) 688-1001 FAX: (519) 842-3235
CONTACT: Peter Penner, P. Eng.
EMAIL: cjdleng@oxford.net
SUPERVISING: Province of Ontario

MACVIRO INVESTIGATIVE ENGINEERING, INC.
MARKHAM, ONTARIO
(905) 475-7270 FAX: (905) 475-5994
CONTACT: Eric MacDonald, P.Eng., M.Sc

EMAIL: emacdonald@macviro.com
WEBSITE: www.macviroinvestigative.com
SUPERVISING: Province of Ontario

EASTERN INVESTIGATIVE ENGINEERS, INC.
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
(902) 429-9632 FAX: (902) 422-0950
CONTACT: Graham C. Read, B. Eng.

E-MAIL: gcread@chebucto.ns.ca

SUPERVISING: The Provinces of: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland

TOOK ENGINEERING INC.
SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
(604) 576-8561 FAX: (604) 576-2991
CONTACT: Buzz McKinney, P. Eng., Steve McKinney

E-MAIL: projects@tookeng.com

WEBSITE: http://www.tookeng.com

SUPERVISING: Province of British Columbia

BRYAN F. BORJESSSON, PE
FAIRBANKS, AK
(907) 451-4482 FAX: (907) 451-1948
CONTACT: Bryan F. Borjesson, PE

EMAIL: borjessn@ptialaska.net
SUPERVISING: Entire State of Alaska and the Yukon Territory