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Ben Daee, PhD, P.Eng, PE

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Dr. Daee is a qualified expert witness in Civil/Structural Engineering with a specialty in the forensic investigation of complex construction claims/litigation matters, standard of care assessment, and root cause analysis. After receiving a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, he earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Canada (ON, BC, AB, NS, NB, MB & SK) and the U.S. (Michigan and Colorado) with over 17 years of experience in forensic investigation, analysis, and design of industrial, residential, institutional, and commercial construction projects.

As a forensic expert, he regularly provides consultation to lawyers, insurance experts, contractors, manufacturers, owners, corporations, and municipalities in relation to complex civil engineering litigations and claims related to building/structural failure, property damage, design/build issues, foundation issues, material failures, subrogation matters, professional and municipal liability, and engineering error and omission. Dr. Daee has been retained to conduct a forensic investigation on several P3 infrastructure projects across Canada to opine on the standard of care of engineers/contractors, fundamental breach of contract, verification of claims, procurement issues, and scope of remediation.

His forensic engineering experience includes failure analysis of various buildings and structural components and foundation systems as a result of fire, flood, impact, natural disasters, or vibration. He represents contractors, consulting firms, builders, owners, and engineers in relation to cases involving professional negligence, code compliance, design errors, and construction disputes. Dr. Daee holds certifications in construction law, contract law, and infrared thermography. He attended mediation, arbitration, expert hot-tubbing, and settlement meetings to assist in dispute resolution and has been pre-qualified as the Construction Adjudicator by ODACC under the Prompt Payment Construction Act.

Key Expertise

  • Standard of Care Assessment
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Design & Construction Deficiencies Investigation
  • Engineering Liability Evaluation
  • Failure & Collapse Analysis
  • Fundamental Breach Investigation
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Claims & Damage Verification
  • Dispute Resolution

Professional Registration:

  • P.Eng 255574 / AB [Professional Engineer with APEGA, Alberta]
  • P.Eng 45337 / BC [Professional Engineer with APEGBC, British Columbia]
  • P.Eng 46391 / MB [Professional Engineer with EGMB, Manitoba]
  • P.Eng 20210114 / NS [Professional Engineer with ENS, Nova Scotia]
  • P.Eng L6204 / NB [Professional Engineer with APEGNB, New Brunswick]
  • P.Eng 100225105 / ON [Professional Engineer with PEO, Ontario, Canada]
  • P.Eng 57170 / SK [Professional Engineer with APEGS, Saskatchewan]
  • PE 0063944 / CO [State of Colorado Professional Engineering License }
  • PE 6201065547 / MI [State of Michigan Professional Engineering License]
  • Registered Professional Engineer with PEGNL (P.Eng.) Newfoundland, # 10682
  • Registered Professional Engineer with PEI Eng. (P.Eng.) PEI, # 2647
  • Certification in Construction Law: York University, Osgood Law School, Toronto
  • Certification in Contract Law: e-Harvard University
  • Certified Infrared Thermographer: Snell Group, Toronto

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