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November 17, 2022
John Colquhoun, UK head, EFI Global; Eric Lalli, AVP, Canada, EFI Global; Tonya Scheuerman, forensic consultant, EFI Global
Wind power installations: implications for the claims industry

Amid global uncertainty and to meet future demands, major investments have been allocated to renewable energy, including wind power. According to the 2021 Global Wind Report, energy supplied by wind has tripled in the last 10 years and is projected t…

November 17, 2022 by John Colquhoun, UK head, EFI Global; Eric Lalli, AVP, Canada, EFI Global; Tonya Scheuerman, forensic consultant, EFI Global
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September 13, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Farm buildings: an accident waiting to happen?

Forensic investigators are often presented with puzzling cases where the obvious evidence doesn’t naturally point to the cause, and further in-depth analysis is required to determine exactly what went wrong. While carrying out an on-site investigatio…

September 13, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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August 09, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Golf drives a hard bargain

In response to an allegation, forensic investigators use a wide range of techniques to explain and prove the specific circumstances that led to an incident or a loss. Determining whether evidence is credible often requires an imaginative approach, bu…

August 09, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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June 22, 2022
Mandy Yousif
director, investigation services
Tagged or flagged: social media investigations

Social media platforms have emerged as a powerful tool for communication in recent decades. Considering the volume of data collected daily, it’s no surprise they have also become a useful source for researchers and investigators working on various in…

June 22, 2022 by Mandy Yousif, director, investigation services
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March 09, 2022
Ian Carman
director, UK investigation services
Fraud detection: machine versus human?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are massively helpful in detecting suspicious behaviours and activities. However, insurance fraud identification and claims validation remain one area where technology requires human inte…

March 09, 2022 by Ian Carman, director, UK investigation services
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July 27, 2021
Michael Boyes
head of construction and engineering
Construction groundwork claims: Unfortunate or foreseeable?

Across New Zealand, the winter weather conditions threaten to saturate the ground — potentially causing landslips and soil collapse and often, causing disruption to construction works. Increased rainfall during the winter months is expected, bu…

July 27, 2021 by Michael Boyes, head of construction and engineering
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June 16, 2017
Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer and Nic Cheek, Forensic Consultant
3D Laser Scanning in Forensic Science and Claims Industries

3D laser scanning: Essential technology in forensic science and claims When it comes to the claims industry, documentation is essential. In order to come to a conclusion regarding the cause of a fire, traffic accident or product failure, it is cruci…

June 16, 2017 by Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer and Nic Cheek, Forensic Consultant
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July 15, 2016
Michael Anderson, Director of Claims, SIU Operations
Geo-fencing and recognition technology in the investigation toolbox

“It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.” - Oscar Wilde The world is a growing resource. No disrespect to Oscar Wilde, but yesterday’s useless information is essential data today, and that is by no means a s…

July 15, 2016 by Michael Anderson, Director of Claims, SIU Operations
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