Commercial and Residential Property

Commercial and residential property losses are complex on their own, and with the trend toward multi-use, multi-tenant facilities, such losses become increasingly challenging as issues spread from one unit to another. Our multidisciplinary team of engineers and specialists can handle all aspects of a loss, whether it’s a flood from a leaky water pipe, water ingress from the outdoors, or smoke damage from a fire loss. We provide a full range of services, including origin and cause investigation, environmental, building envelope, building and fire code assessments, as well as analysis of the properties and chemistry of materials, and professional consultation during remediation. We have extensive experience in managing large and small losses, in both small-scale residential units and large-scale commercial units, including condominiums, hotels, office buildings, warehouses, retail, educational, and medical facilities.


Origin and Cause

Product failure – appliances, glass, electrical systems
Piping and hose failure – water, sprinklers, sanitary
Corrosion analysis
HVAC failures – coils, piping, chillers



Sewer back-ups
Storm-related overland floods
Fire losses
Smoke and soot analysis
Hazardous materials: asbestos, lead, mould, silica


Building Science, Structures, and Code

Code compliance
Slips, trips, and falls
Fire protection systems
Rated assemblies and passive fire protection
Building envelope investigation
Moisture and water infiltration
Building enclosure failures
Fire and Life Safety audits
Construction support – design, permits and approvals, remediation peer review

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Jeff Reitsma
Jeff Reitsma
Vice President and Practice Lead, Construction