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September 25, 2020
Examine Construction Consultants Joins J.S. Held
Examine Construction Consultants Joins J.S. Held

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.


JERICHO, N.Y. – September 25, 2020 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held 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 1,500 consultants around the world. By joining forces with J.S. Held, Examine gains access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting 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.”

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.
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