Orata Engineering is taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously. We are continually adjusting our working conditions to adhere to the latest recommendations from the government and health professionals, while still providing services to our clients.

We implemented an alternative workspace on March 13th to include telework, teleconferences, and virtual meetings, rather than person to person contact. We recognize our duty to minimize the spread of COVID-19 to protect the health and wellbeing of our clients, staff, and the broader public. With Orata’s Business Continuity Plan and protective measures in place, our experts can continue to offer safe and low-risk services for you. 

We are continuing to provide critical/essential services, including site investigations & inspections. Our team of experts are currently cleared and in good health. In a global effort to work together, we will be practicing social distancing when on-site. Due to the potentially hazardous nature of forensic and building envelope investigation, our experts are already equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that meets and exceeds recommended equipment to avoid contracting/spreading the virus. We believe transparency and open communication will allow us to continue to provide our regular services while keeping one another safe.

We feel it is our responsibility to minimize interruptions of services to our clients to help reduce the financial impacts of this unprecedented global response.

Book your Site Inspection & Site Investigations here

If you need to schedule a new assignment to submit your assignment or to request more information. You can also call or email us, so we can actively address your needs.

If anyone is ill with respiratory illness symptoms and needs to reschedule, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We wish you good health and wellbeing during this time. We are here for you.

Would you like to learn more about Orata’s Engineering Services

Browse our Forensic Engineering, Building Envelope, and Structural Engineering services pages to learn more! Including Fire Origin & Cause Forensic Investigations, Forensic Building Inspection, and Electrical & Electronic Analysis.

Work with a Engineering Expert

Orata offers their clients full spectrum engineering services. Contact them today at (403) 764-0055 or speak with an expert directly!

Enroll Orata to empower your team by relating to past and on-going cases. Contact the Forensic Engineering Department by phone or, email or simply submit an assignment.

Knowledge is power

Join the forensics blog, let’s get the conversation going!

You’ll receive quarterly emails with links to our latest entries. We promise you’ll love it.


Annual Forensic Engineering Training

Annual Forensic Training Last year, Orata Engineering participated in the 2019 Fall Seminar Hot Wheels Training Course on Vehicle Fire Investigation delivered by Fire Investigation Association of Alberta (FIAA). Orata’s very own Senior Forensic Engineer, Mr. David...

How to Choose the Right Forensic Engineer

Choosing the right forensic engineering firm can be a difficult task as time and experience play an important role for homeowners, builders, and insurance providers alike. Working with a team of experienced engineers who have investigated multiple forensic cases can...

Electronic Systems & Forensic Engineering

Electronics System IntroductionElectronic engineering is often recognized as a subdivision of the electrical department. This is usually the assumption in forensic investigation and the entire forensic world. It makes sense the way that all the fundamental laws of...

What is Forensic Engineering?

BEYOND THE COURT OF LAW From the beginning, people associated the term “Forensics” with the court of law. However, over time it has become linked to Forensic Engineering and Forensic Science. The word forensics comes from the Latin word forensis, which means “of or...

Building Restoration: How to Renovate Safely

Undertaking a building restoration project involves careful planning, with each building presenting its own set of unique challenges. Often time, upon proper inspection, discoveries such as mould, wood rot, or unexpected hazardous materials make special considerations necessary throughout the building process. So, how do you make sure your building restoration goes without the potential for costly repairs down the road? Learn how to mitigate challenges upfront and guarantee a safe renovation.

Keeping An Eye On Damage Part 2: Benefits of Building Exterior Assessments

Building Envelope Visual Assessments (BEVA) Wondering what a visual assessment of your building entails? As of June 2016, the City of Calgary requires the exterior of buildings to be assessed every five years, and that all buildings greater than five storeys or older...

Building Exterior Assessments: Keeping an Eye on Damage

When it comes to protecting your property from the elements, and the wear and tear caused by continuous exposure, your first line of defence is the exterior cladding and quality of your building’s envelope. Structural failures allow for damaging factors like leaks,...

Why Buildings Leak: Signs to Look For

As the winter months quickly approach, moisture builds and the resulting leaks in buildings become a more prevalent problem that needs to be quickly addressed. At their core, many building leaks that are properly investigated are linked to...

Restoring History: Caring for Older Homes

As more research and development is done in the construction industry, methods of constructing buildings and their respective materials have been changing. This is especially true for building envelopes that protect the interior of buildings...

Forensic Investigations: Common Problems Encountered (Stucco)

As a leading provider of forensic investigation services for local businesses, insurance companies, and homeowners, Orata Engineering has the distinct advantage of being able to identify common trends and problem areas that affect property...