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Peter Ostrowski

M.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D., P.Eng. Sr. Structural Engineer, Haag Canada
Peter Ostrowski

Thoroughly understanding the high-level magnitude and low-level details that contribute to large loss cases is among our foremost talents at Haag Canada, and it’s seasoned engineers like Dr. Peter K. Ostrowski who reinforce our leadership role in the discipline. A structural engineer who specializes in steel structures, design of long span roofs, tall buildings, welding and design of special tools and lifting equipment, Peter brings tremendous experience to Haag’s forensic engineering services. Ostrowski offers particular expertise in structural engineering, nuclear systems, temporary structures in construction, piping support failures and industrial accidents (notably cranes and lifting equipment). He’s also trained as an Apparent Cause Evaluator, Root Cause Investigator and Welding Design Engineer.

Professional Licensure


Professional Engineers Ontario, Consulting Engineer Designation

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES


Structural Evaluations:

  • Concrete, steel, aluminum, and timber structures

Mechanical and Materials Failures:

  • Fatigue and Failure Analysis
  • Corrosion Failures
  • Products and Components
  • Turbine Foundations

Electrical Failures:

  • Auxiliary power supply
  • Transformers, pumps, switchgear
  • Commercial and industrial equipment
  • Electrical shock/fatalities

Code Interpretation and Compliance

  • Ontario OH&S Act and Regulations
  • National Building Code of Canada
  • CSA A23.3 Design of Concrete Structures
  • CSA S16 Design of Steel Structures
  • CSA S157 Strength Design in Aluminum

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND


McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Ph.D., Civil Engineering

1988

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario M.Eng., Civil Engineering

1983

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), Wroclaw, Poland M.Sc. Civil Engineering

1980

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND


Haag Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario Senior Structural Engineer

2020 to Present

Responsible for conducting structural investigations on single and multi-faceted forensic engineering matters. Investigations and assessments performed for the insurance and legal industries, and other consulting companies.

BWXT NEC. Senior Structural Engineer, Nuclear Engineering

2019 – 2020

Peter Kiewit and Sons ULC Senior Structural Engineer, Infrastructure Engineering

2017 - 2018

A&C Tooling Senior Design Engineer, Design & Fabrication Support

2/2017 - 10/2017

HITE Engineering Engineering Manager, Engineering Consulting

2016 - 2017

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Senior Technical Engineer, Power Generation

1990 - 2016

Yolles and Partners Design Engineer, Structural Design

1989 – 1990

HG Engineering Research Engineer, FEA

1988 – 1989