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EMS does much more than just finding the source of the problem, it finds the solution!

EMS has played a leading role in legal engineering and technical investigation for several years. Whether it is for high-level expert appraisals concerning the determination of the cause of collapse, construction defects, water infiltration, sewer back-ups, or the premature deterioration of mechanical equipment, our engineers are capable of establishing the cause, documenting it, and determining the most advantageous rehabilitation scenarios. Armed with its vast expertise, EMS Ingénierie is capable of meeting any needs from the first visual observations until the delivery of a completely rehabilitated structure.

EMS’ clients can count on cutting-edge expertise and comprehensive approach in establishing various expert reports in the fields of civil and structural engineering, including a multitude of services such as building audits, compliance analysis, code analysis, building shell assessments, constructability reviews, life cycle analysis, hidden defects, structural and architectural investigations, structure restoration, design reviews, value analysis, cost analysis, feasibility studies, and planning of capital or reserve funds requirements.

The EMS team also pays close attention to its clientele's specific needs in order to make expert reports a key element in the decision-making process. EMS can also count on a devoted, experienced, passionate, and continuously available intervention teams made up of more than 20 people who are available 24/7 in the case of emergency and who are willing to travel anywhere in Canada.

Clients can count on all of EMS' expertise and the use of state-of-the-art technology for the 3D modeling and simulation of problems involving civil and structural engineering.

Collapse and structural breakage

In cases where a building collapses, either when in operation or during its construction, ems engineers can bring a tailored support to their customers’ needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Thus, ems will specifically address the needs of the owner, the builder, the various insurers or any other involved party with the following services: Learn more

Origin and cause of fire and explosion

In cases where a fire or an explosion of a building occurs, may it be residential, commercial, institutional or industrial, ems team can provide a tailored support to their customers’ needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Ems engineers are all qualified investigation experts who can identify the origin and cause of fire, and hold renown certifications of nafi-cfei (national association of fire investigators – certified fire and explosion investigators). Finally, their great experience, based on hundreds of investigations, allows them to give you the support that you need in cases of fire, not only by finding the cause, but also on these aspects: Learn more

Evaluation of burned structures

In cases where a structure is damaged by fire, the EMS team can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Thus, EMS will specifically address the needs of the owner, builder, various insurers or any other involved party with the following services: Learn more

Evaluation of damaged concrete structures

In cases where a concrete structure shows signs of deterioration or weakness, EMS engineers can provide their client with support tailored to their needs, depending on the role and involvement they have. EMS is able to respond specifically to the needs of both the owner, the builder, the various insurers and other stakeholders. Learn more

Water damage, corrosion or rotting of the structure

In cases where a structure is exposed to water infiltration, EMS engineers can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Thus, EMS will specifically address the needs of the owner, the builder, the various insurers or any other involved party with the following services: Learn more

Damage by pyrite, pyrrhotite, vermin or other contaminants

In cases where a structure is exposed to various contaminants, such as pyrite or pyrrhotite, causing a defect of use, EMS engineers can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Thus, EMS will specifically address the needs of the owner, the builder, the various insurers or any other involved party with the following services: Learn more

Structure subject to a vehicle impact, explosion or dynamiting

In cases where a structure is subjected to an impact or blast, EMS engineers can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and involvement. Thus, EMS will specifically address the needs of the owner, the builder, the various insurers or any other involved party with the following services: Learn more

Electrical engineering

In cases where incidents or litigations are due to electricity, ems engineers can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and the involvement. The electricity surrounds us and is part of the everyday life. However, incidents with electricty are common and the consequences are often serious ones. Thus, ems team can help you in various situations such as: Learn more

Health and safety, shoring: emergency response

In cases where security is compromised by the precariousness of a structure or if security elements, such as a lifeline or anchor point, are required to do a job, EMS engineers can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Thus, EMS will specifically address the needs of the owner, the builder, the various insurers or any other involved party with the following services: Learn more

Hidden defect

In cases where there are complaints of hidden defects from a real estate transaction, EMS engineers can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and the involvement. By working with the client’s team – including its lawyer, contractors and other professionals – EMS will specifically address the needs of the owner, the builder, the various insurers or any other involved party with the following services: Learn more

Application of bill 122

Since march 18th 2013, building owners must follow new obligations required under the bill 122. With this new regulation, owners shall inspect and maintain their buildings to ensure public security. Buildings with facades of five (5) aboveground floors and more are subjected to this law as well as aboveground or underground parking lot with at least one floor that is not directly at ground level. Learn more