Who we are

About Us

Our purpose

Deliver world class failure analysis to our clients

Oak Forensic Engineering was founded in 2020 by Gilles Amirault.  Our mission is to deliver world-class failure analysis to our clients in Insurance and Private Industry.  Having worked in forensic engineering industry for 15 years, Mr. Amirault uses this experience and knowledge to make Oak Forensic Engineering a firm capable of handling most any mechanical and material loss, both large and small.

Gilles Amirault, P.Eng.

Principal Engineer / Founder


Gilles specializes in mechanical and material failure analysis, starting his forensic career in 2004 with SAMAC Engineering.  Over the years, he has been involved in a variety of complex losses, often involving multiple experts with specific areas of expertise.  As Director of the Property group for SAMAC and then the Assistant VP for Western Canada with Envista Forensics, Gilles was involved in either leading, or offering guidance, for many of the larger multidisciplinary losses being handled by the firm in Western Canada, particularly those with a mechanical or material component.  At Oak, Gilles applies the same methodologies he’s learned and used in the past to analyze the complex in an effort to simplify for the client.

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