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J.S. Held acquires Canadian consulting firm

Jericho-based J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, ahas 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.

The 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 Examinteam 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.

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 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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