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  • Company: Engineers & Geoscientists BC, Canada
  • Phone: 604-688-2535
  • Cell: 604-816-8015
  • Fax: 604-588-5101
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Hydrology and Meteorology

Keywords/Search Terms:

Flooding, Road Motor Vehicle Accidents, Ocean Flooding, Bridge/Pipe Hydraulics, Forensic Flood Damage Assessment, Agricultural Drainage, Mine Tailings Pond Failures, Dam Failure, Land Drainage, Drowning Assessment, Stormwater Modelling, Flood Risk Assessment, Dams and Reservoirs, Levee Failure


BASc., Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Years in Practice:


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Additional Information

I am the founder and President of LaCas Consultants Inc. (LCI) since 1991, a hydrology and hydrotechnical consulting engineering company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I have over three decades of hydrotechnical engineering experience specializing in the modeling of surface water resource systems, forensic hydrology and hydraulics, and alternative flood control mitigation. He has been qualified as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of Canada and has experience testifying as an expert witness. In 2019, I received the Certificate of Fellowship (FEC) from Engineers Canada in honour of exceptional contributions to the engineering profession in Canada. Since 2002, I have been a technical reviewer for the Engineers & Geoscientists, of British Columbia carrying out confidential reviews of Professional Engineers for standard practice review and for technical support for potential disciplinary action by the association. As a former Toastmaster and enjoy public speaking and explaining technical terminology in lay terms to assist the court. My experience includes over 500 projects: flood protection works, land and road drainage, creek restoration, river gravel deposition assessment and removal programs, forestry road bridge and culvert hydraulics design and construction review, urban bridge and culvert hydraulics design/construction review, dike design, instream weirs, multiple pipeline creek crossings, shoreline protection works, flood construction level determination, aerial photography interpretation, dam spillway design, side cast weir design, channel assessment of logged watersheds, large scale flow measurement weir design, dike inspection/manual, selection of creek flow monitoring station locations, channel stabilization works, mine water management plans, review of intake works, hydrological and hydraulic numerical computer modeling of clear-water and debris floods, channel relocation, channel geomorphology, and creek erosion control works.