J.S. Held Expands Global Construction Advisory Practice with the Acquisition of Examine Construction Consultants Inc.

J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, announced today that it has acquired Examine Construction Consultants Inc. (Examine), a construction consulting firm operating from offices in Montréal and Toronto, Canada. Examine has extensive experience providing support on construction-related matters in both English and French throughout North America and France. This transaction expands J.S. Held’s global Construction Advisory Practice, supporting clients throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, announced today that it has acquired Examine Construction Consultants Inc. (Examine), a construction consulting firm operating from offices in Montréal and Toronto, Canada. Examine has extensive experience providing support on construction-related matters in both English and French throughout North America and France. This transaction expands J.S. Held’s global Construction Advisory Practice, supporting clients throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

“We have worked with the Examine team on previous projects, and their expertise and professionalism align with our high standards of quality and service,” said Sean Donohue, Senior Executive Vice President and Global Leader of J.S. Held’s Advisory Services Division.

Examine works primarily with clients in the construction, financial, and legal sectors. The Examine team has extensive expertise in project execution, specifically in analyzing schedules and project delays, monitoring the impact of changes on the progress of works, evaluating loss of labor productivity, quantifying incremental costs and damages incurred, and delivering expert testimony and litigation support.

Mark Cohen, Senior Managing Director and J.S. Held’s Construction Advisory Services Global Practice Leader said, “This acquisition allows us to offer additional, local support to our Canadian clients and strengthens our ability to address large, complex projects around the world.”

Examine joins the J.S. Held team of more than 1,000 consultants around the world. Examine’s clients will now have access to J.S. Held’s suite of specialized services including property damage assessment; water and fire restoration consulting; surety services; equipment consulting; forensic architecture and engineering; forensic accounting and economics; and environmental, health, and safety services.

“Joining J.S. Held allows us to share our expertise with a diverse group of technical experts who complement our existing capabilities,” said Francis Sirard, Eng., MBA, C.Med., President of Examine Construction Consultants. “Our clients will benefit from an enhanced suite of technical services and invaluable experience that can better support their needs. This partnership accelerates the vision of both firms to expand across Canada and establish our practice in France.”

J.S. Held was founded in 1974 and provides specialized consulting to better address complex construction, environmental, accounting, and economic matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 95 offices across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

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J.S. Held is a global consulting firm with expertise in construction, environmental health & safety, forensic accounting and economics, water & fire restoration, equipment, and forensic architecture & engineering matters. J.S. Held brings together years of unrivaled technical expertise and unparalleled service to deliver reliable, comprehensive solutions to its clients. J.S. Held is renowned for recruiting and cultivating distinguished experts and being a trusted partner on the world’s most complex construction, environmental, accounting, and economic matters.

Monica Christopher