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About James

James Wheeler is a Principal Consultant in the Mechanical/Electrical division. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada, the United States(P.E.)and his native Costa Rica, and is an internationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). James has over 35 years of experience working as an electrical engineer in the private sector. Since 2005, he has specialized in forensic root cause investigations and has investigated and managed over 1,000 fire, property and vehicle loss investigations, as well as major electrical..

James Wheeler is a Principal Consultant in the Mechanical/Electrical division. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada, the United States(P.E.)and his native Costa Rica, and is an internationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). James has over 35 years of experience working as an electrical engineer in the private sector. Since 2005, he has specialized in forensic root cause investigations and has investigated and managed over 1,000 fire, property and vehicle loss investigations, as well as major electrical equipment fires, explosions and failures. James is a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a designated expert in electrical installations, equipment and appliances by Standards Council of Canada.

James Wheeler is a Principal Consultant in the Mechanical/Electrical division. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada, the United States(P.E.)and his native Costa Rica, and is an internationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). James has over 35 years of experience working as an electrical engineer in the...

James Wheeler is a Principal Consultant in the Mechanical/Electrical division. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada, the United States(P.E.)and his native Costa Rica, and is an internationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). James has over 35 years of experience working as an electrical engineer in the private sector. Since 2005, he has specialized in forensic root cause investigations and has investigated and managed over 1,000 fire, property and vehicle loss investigations, as well as major electrical equipment fires, explosions and failures. James is a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a designated expert in electrical installations, equipment and appliances by Standards Council of Canada.

Areas of Expertise

  • Appliance Fires
  • Electrical and Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Electrical Codes and Regulations
  • Electrical Fires
  • Electrical Installation Standards
  • Fire and Arson Investigations
  • Fire Investigation
  • Fire Origin and Cause
  • Fire/​Explosion Damage/​Evaluations
  • Heavy Equipment Fire and Explosion
  • Mechanical Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical/​Electrical Fire Cause Analysis
  • MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)
  • Power and Energy
  • Structural Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Transformer Fires
  • Vehicle Fires

Education

  • Master Transformer Specialist
    Kent State University & SD Myers, Tallmadge, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    Humber College – Toronto, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – B.A.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
    Universidad de Costa Rica – San Jose, Costa Rica
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James Wheeler, CFEI, P.E., P.Eng

Principal Consultant

Electrical

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