2022 Summer Conference

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Join Us for Our Next Conference

July 22-24, 2022


Toronto Ontario


Hyatt Regency Toronto


Register for the NAFE 2022 In-Person Summer Conference at the Hyatt Regency Toronto in Toronto Ontario, Canada


The Conference will include:

  • Friday, July 22, Board Meeting
  • Saturday, July 23, Technical Presentations and Member Meeting
  • Sunday, July 24, Educational Presentations

The Journal Committee is currently working to finalize the Technical Saturday program through our standard Journal submission and review process. The single-track Saturday will include technical presentations covering a variety of Forensic Engineering disciplines.

The Saturday program will include:

8-9 am  Stephen Batzer, PhD, PE – “Forensic Analysis of a CNC Lathe Window Guard Failure”

9-10     Faisal Khan, PEng, and Altaf Gafoor, PEng – “Failure Analysis of Cylinder Used in a Car Flipper Device”

10-11    Jeffrey Lange, PE – “Public Safety Implications of Virtual Collision Damage Appraisal — a Forensic Engineering Investigation”

11-12    C.J. Abraham, PhD, PE – “An FE Approach in the Reconstruction of a Head-On Collision Between Two Snowmobiles”

1-2 pm  Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, Mathew Mills, PE, and Olin Parker – “Forensic Engineering Investigation of Metallurgical, Maintenance, and Operational Factors Contributing to the Explosion of an International Natural Gas Pipeline”

2-3     Shawn Ray, PE – “Methodology for Reconciliation of Different Forms of Electronic Data in Vehicle Collision Reconstruction”

3-4    Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, Mathew Mills, PE, and Olin Parker –  “Forensic Engineering Investigation into Manufacturing- and Design-Related Issues Contributing to the Failure of a Climbing Treestand”

4-5    Mark Svare, PE and Niamh Nic Daeid, PhD – “Forensic Examination of Post-Fire Damaged Electrical Conductors by Utilizing X-Ray Equipment to Increase the Reliability of Fire Investigations”

For our first international meeting location, the Education Committee tapped into a breadth of knowledge from both sides of the border. We are proud to present an in depth case study panel and a unique exploration of litigation across the 49th(-ish) Parallel.

       Sunday Educational Program:

        Ethical Decision Making - Rebecca A Bowman, Esq PE, DFE

        The Radiohead Stage Collapse at Downsview: From the Investigation through the Inquest - Panel Featuring:
               Roger Jeffreys, P.Eng, DFE, Provincial Engineer, Ontario Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development
               Robert Molina, P.Eng., DFE & Saeed Khorsand, P.Eng., DFE, Investogator, Ontario Ministry of Labour Training & Skills Development
               Wes Wilson and/or Dave McCaskill, Counsel, Ontario Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development
               David A. Cameron, M.D., LL.B., C.C.F.P. Regional Supervising Coroner – Inquests, Ontario Solicitor General
               Sherin Khalil, P.Eng., Practice Advisor, Professional Engineers Ontario (regulator)<
               Sandro Perruzza, CEO, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (advocacy body)

       Drafted: The Expert’s Duty and Maintaining Privilege - Gabrielle Kramer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

       Nuances for Subrogated Claims: Subtle and Not-so-Subtle Differences between Canada and the USA - Brett Rideout, Genest Murray

       Seeking Recovery against Out-of-Jurisdiction International Manufacturers - Stephen Barbier, McCague Borlack LLP

       Your Best Defense Against COVID-19:  Effective Ventilation - Klas Haglid, PhD, PE, DFE, Haglid Engineering & Associates, Inc

There is a NAFE block of discount rooms at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. We will share the hotel registration link as soon as it is available.

Be sure to check out Canada's Vaccination and Testing Requirements before submitting your registration. Please note that should this change, all NAFE events will be held under the current Onterio and Canada specific Covid19 restrictions. We will update registrants on relevant Covid19 related policies should they impact our event planning or the in-person experience

NAFE would also like to remind you about the Six Month Passport Validity Rule, which could cause you trouble if your passport expires within the next 6 months.



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