Forensic Engineering Services - Arcon Toronto Canada

We offer forensic investigative services across all major engineering disciplines. With multiple staff in each area, we offer continuity and stability as well as the opportunity to have each investigation reviewed by peers to ensure the highest quality conclusions. For more information on each service, go to the applicable page.

Civil & Structural

Arcon’s structural and civil engineers have the practical experience to thoroughly investigate losses associated with residential, commercial or industrial structures and public works infrastructure. With specialized knowledge of building envelope issues such as flooding, and personal injury situations arising from building code non-compliance, Arcon provides a full range of investigative services.

Collision Reconstruction

Arcon’s experts augment their specialized knowledge and experience with computer measurement and modelling technology to accurately reconstruct all aspects of vehicle collisions. Reconstructions often include: vehicle damage inspection, site investigation and survey, vehicle movement reconstruction, occupant movement / pedestrian impact analysis and visibility, driver perception & avoidance studies as well as analysis of data from onboard electronic control modules - also commonly referred to as automobile black boxes.  For collisions resulting in 3rd-party bodily injury, our documentation of vehicle damage, site survey and black box data download preserves evidence that can be indispensable in future litigation procedures.


Our electrical engineers investigate the cause of failures of a wide variety of electrical equipment. These include analyzing the extent of damage and the ability to repair the equipment or installation, as well as determination of compliance to applicable codes and standards. Our engineers have the experience to investigate electrical issues in residential, industrial, high-voltage, and distribution applications including solar & wind.

Environmental Assessments

Arcon offers environmental services that support its core engineering services.  In the provision of our Civil & Structural, Reconstruction, Fire Investigation and Mechanical engineering services, we are often working in environments where there might be air, surface, soil or water contaminants present.  Before undertaking our work and to verify a safe environment for other professionals working at the site, we need to assess the existence of any toxic substances.  Arcon will coordinate the sampling and testing for our clients and recommend a suitable partner to oversee any remediation that is required.

Fire & Explosion

Arcon’s fire and explosion investigators are qualified to the highest industry standards and regularly attend educational seminars to remain apprised of current methodologies and standards. They have completed thousands of investigations involving residential, industrial & commercial properties, autos, trucks and heavy equipment. Our investigators also perform fire and building code compliance assessments.


Arcon’s professional engineers investigate failures and malfunctions in electrical and mechanical components and machinery. Examples of typical mechanical engineering investigations include: pipe, valve and vessel ruptures, material corrosion, manufacturing tolerance issues, engine failure, furnace, boiler and HVAC malfunctions and consumer product failure.


A thorough and complete analysis of many investigative situations often calls for an intimate understanding of the behaviour of materials. Arcon's engineers employ their extensive knowledge of the properties and behaviours of materials to establish causality links between the underlying materials and the overall product failure. Commonly analyzed materials include polymers, ceramics and glass.

Personal Injury

Our experts apply their extensive knowledge regarding motor vehicle collisions, building code related constructions issues and product failures to provide clients with a clearer understanding of the potential sourced of liability as they relate to a personal injury.



Civil & Structural Assessments Collision Reconstruction Crash Data Retrieval Electrical Malfunctions Environmental Assessments Fires & Explosions Mechanical Failures Metallurgical (Materials) Analysis Personal Injuries Structural Design & Reconstruction

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WP Radio "Guess What I Learned Today" - Trends in Forensic Engineering Now Available
Mar 01, 2021

Episode 2 of WP Radio's podcast series "Guess What I Learned Today" is Now Available!

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Feb 22, 2021

With people spending more time at home and indoors, now is the perfect time to do your very own Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your residence.

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3D Structural Imaging at the Touch of a Button
Feb 18, 2021

Arcon's Civil & Structural Engineering Group can now generate 3-D structural renderings of damaged buildings and structures at the touch of a button.

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"Guess What I Learned Today" Episode 1 Now Available
Feb 04, 2021

The first episode in OIAA's WP Radio "Guess What I Learned Today" podcast series is ready for your enjoyment!

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