TORONTO—Forensic engineering consulting firm Haag Canada has launched a new Construction Claims group, a team providing a streamlined service offering to Canadian insurance and legal communities as well as owners, developers and contractors.
The group consolidates traditional construction claims experts and forensic engineering subject matter experts to provide independent counsel on claims, states a release. The team is able to support with matters of formal dispute resolution, forensic engineering, claims mitigation, planning and preparation, risk management and mitigation and COVID-19 impact.
The following experts have been appointed to the group after a global recruitment drive: Derek Sayers, MRICS, MSCL, Practice Lead Construction Claims (quantum) expert; Alan Rustom, M.Sc., MCIArb, MED, Sr. Civil Construction Claims Engineer; and Jonathan E. McNatty, PSP, Sr. Construction Claims (delay) expert.
Sayers will serve as construction claims, practice lead for Haag Canada. He has over 30 years of experience as a construction claims professional, during which time he served as quantum expert, project contracts manager, corporate claims manager and commercial specialist.
“The launch of our Construction Claims group marks another decisive forward step in providing a growing selection of forensic engineering services that are currently in high demand in Canada,” said Haag Canada CEO Chris Giffin, in a statement. “I’m excited to bring construction claims and forensic engineering together to create a mold-breaking service offering that stands to benefit the Canadian construction industry.”