Who We Are

We are Professional Engineers with over 30 years experience in Forensic Engineering related to insurance losses. We offer a broad and comprehensive base of technical knowledge and analytical skills.

We regard ourselves as tools in your claim adjusting or litigation toolboxes. As such, we assist you to make informed decisions and to get the job done quickly and accurately. To make this happen, effective communication is key - from project inception through to final reporting.

Further, we believe continuing education and keeping abreast of industry trends and ongoing research is vital to providing you with the expertise you require. We regularly attend educational seminars and training sessions.

Our Services

Fire Investigation

We conduct origin and cause investigations for structure, vehicle, and equipment fires and explosions using a combination of our engineering & scientific expertise, experience, and proven fire science from NFPA 921 and other engineering texts.

Accident Reconstruction

We utilize fundamental physics, engineering techniques, human behavioral factors, and vehicle black box data to investigate motor vehicle accidents of all sizes and complexity, ranging from transport trucks to motorcycles and snowmobiles

Failure Analysis

We perform root cause analysis using proven scientific and engineering principles to determine the failure of machinery, equipment, products, and processes for litigation and subrogation purposes.

Property Damage

We provide structural and building code assessments to damaged structures, and fully engineered drawings for residential and commercial structures damaged as a result of fire, water loss, and strong weather events.

Slip, Trip, & Fall

We investigate slip, trip & fall claims by analyzing environmental factors to determine building code compliance, surface friction, and hazard perception.

Expert Witness

We work closely with attorneys and subrogation adjusters to assist in technical litigation. Our experts are qualified to serve as an expert witness should your case go to trial.

Our Experts

With over 30 years of experience to draw on, we offer a broad and comprehensive base of technical knowledge and analytical skills. All our reports bear the seal of a professional engineer, meaning you can rely with confidence on the conclusions reached by our experts.


We offer complimentary seminars as part of our service to our clients. These seminars are designed to fit your organization's needs, to provide the maximum benefit for your personel, and can be presented formally or as part of a more casual "lunch & learn" session.

Contact Us

Phone: (416) 460-4605
Email: bob@rjshirer.com

84 Abilene Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M9A 2N7