Meet our Senior People
These people know how to get it done.
At Arbitech, you will find all your Construction Claims Support and Forensic Engineering needs met …
Serving the Construction and Legal Industries Since 1995 …
Arbitech is there for you…
Having trouble with the technical issues or valuation of a claim? Having trouble deciding if you even have a claim? Our experts at Arbitech are there to provide unbiased, coherent, comprehensive, and defensible support. Be it a Early Neutral Evaluation, Expert Reports, Forensic Engineering, or our specialized ADR services, you can expect an exceptional outcome.
Why Choose Arbitech?
You can count on our forensic and claims experts to deliver expert opinions and testimonies that:
- are based on careful evaluation of all claims-related issues;
- conform to the local laws, codes, and standards;
- identify all defects and negligence;
- transparently present all relevant evidence, and;
- treats all parties fairly and impartially.
Forensic sciences sit at the intersection of science, law, and government policy. To help solve technical issues and assist the trier of fact, lawyers, insurers, and laypeople in understanding the technical matters and issues at hand, our experts provide objective, clearly written, and peer-reviewed reports that reference the most relevant Codes and Standards. All of our experts also use the most modern and “cutting-edge” technologies to determine the root cause(s) of incidents.
Investigating claims-related issues often presents highly complex challenges that require strategic oversight and accountability. With decades of experience in their respective fields, you can count on our highly qualified forensic experts to:
- find, assess, and interpret critical evidence;
- present comprehensive opinions that provide meaningful connectivity between the parties obligations and the associated damages, and;
- provide reliable, transparent and reproducible evaluations and interpretations.
Our Core Principles
Logical relevance is a threshold requirement for expert evidence. Thus, you can count on our experts to provide reliable evidence that:
- is coherent, concise and defensible;
- is fair, objective, and non-partisan;
- reduces the time, cost, and anxiety arising from claims;
Assist the Trier of Fact
Legal matters often require expertise outside of the knowledge or experience of the trier of fact. Our experts are highly educated, trained, proficient and experienced in assisting lawyers and the courts with technical matters.
Avoid Exclusionary Rules
Even when expert evidence is relevant and necessary, it may still be excluded if an exclusionary rule prohibits it. To mitigate the possibility that evidence becomes prohibited, our experts are committed to ensuring that:
- the evidence was not founded on hearsay, conjecture or speculation, and;
- the integrity of the evidence is maintained.
With decades of education, training and experience, our experts have the knowledge required to opine on the matters and issues at hand and have been qualified by Courts to provide expert opinion evidence.
Gerald R. (Jerry) Genge, P.Eng., C.Eng., BDS, BSS, Q.Med., C.Arb.
Jerry is the founding partner with over 40 years’ engineering and ADR experience. His technical specialization includes structural and building envelope engineering and contract management. He has numerous appearances at tribunals and court and has chaired an arbitral tribunal for over 20 years. He is an ODACC Adjudicator and a prolific writer on the subjects of building engineering, dispute resolution and contracts.
Mina Tesseris, P.Eng., LEED AP, LCCI
Mina has more than 30 years’ diverse experience as a structural and building envelope engineer including design, specification writing, contract management and forensic investigation. His experience includes application of Building Codes and Standards in the capacity of engineer-of-record as well as Acting Municipal Chief Building Official, Municipal Building Inspector and member of the Ontario Building Code Commission. He has experience testifying in court as well as administrative tribunals.
Antoine Aurelis, MSc., PQS, MRICS, FCIArb.
Antoine’s core expertise includes Dispute Resolution, Claims Management, Procurement, Costs, Contract Management, Schedule analysis, and Commercial Management.
He is a Professional Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years international experience. Antoine is an Assessor and Counselor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and currently serves as a director on the board of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Antoine is an experienced expert witness providing both oral and written testimony. He is a trained arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Denis Gagnon, BSc., P.Eng
Senior Forensic Engineer, Mechanical/Materials Claims
Denis is a Professional Engineer specialized in materials and metallurgical engineering. Denis’ expert practice has its foundation in more than 10 years’ hands-on work as a welder and machinist. He has determined root causes of mechanical and material failures though non-destructive and physical testing and inspection of equipment and components to establish evidence-based failure mechanisms. He is currently the Senior Engineer for Mechanical and Materials Claims at Arbitech providing oral and written testimony on claims.
Mike Mihajlovic, MEng., P.Eng.
HVAC& Building Services
Mike has 25 years’ diverse experience in HVAC and building services, design, construction, engineering consulting and training & teaching. Building experience includes commercial, industrial, institutional and residential buildings, hospitals, military and government facilities, smelters, construction, code consulting, project development, feasibility studies, engineering and commissioning, technology development and curriculum development. nd training & teaching. Building experience includes commercial, industrial, institutional and residential buildings, hospitals, military and government facilities, smelters, construction, code consulting, project development, feasibility studies, engineering and commissioning, technology development and curriculum development.
Dale Kerr, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSSO, ACCI
Building Envelope and Instrumentation Engineering
Dale has more than 30 years’ experience with technical specialization in building envelope engineering and instrumentation. She has chaired CSA technical committees and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario Professional Standards Committee.
Marvin J. Huberman, LL.B. LL.M. FCIArb, FAIADR
Senior Litigation Specialist
Marvin is a senior civil litigation specialist, mediator, ombudsman, commercial arbitrator and former administrative judge based in Toronto, Ontario. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal, and arbitrated hundreds of construction and contract disputes . He is the Past Chair of the National and Ontario Civil Litigation Sections of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Past President of the ADR Institute of Ontario.
Mohamed Semelawy, P.Eng., Ph.D.
Senior Forensic Engineer - Structural
Mohamed is a Professional Engineer specialized in structural design with over 18 years of experience. Mohamed practiced in multiple areas of practice, including design of commercial and residential projects, industrial oil and gas applications, and forensic engineering investigation.
He is an OBC Structural Design code advisor and conducts Finite Element Analyses on complex structural systems.
Philip Bedell, BESC., MESC., P.Eng., C.Eng.
Senior Forensic Engineer - Geotechnical
Phil is a professional engineer and designated consulting engineer specializing in geotechnical engineering. He has more than 50 years of experience in geotechnical investigations preparation of technical reports, construction monitoring and materials testing. He has been qualified to provide expert evidence at Superior Court of Ontario proceedings, as well as Ontario Municipal Board hearings, dispute resolution and arbitration hearings related to geotechnical and hydrogeological matters.
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