Mark Sawa joined Anderson Associates Consulting Engineers Inc. in 1997. His diverse technical and analytical skills and forensic experience add depth and expertise to Anderson Associates' team.
Mark graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1992. He continued his education and, in 1996, obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Solid Mechanics by conducting research in the area of pneumatically inflated structures.
Prior to joining Anderson Associates, Mark worked for a consulting engineering firm in Calgary, providing technical services and forensic engineering to the insurance and legal industries. He concentrated his efforts on reconstructing motor vehicle collisions.
At Anderson Associates, Mark has continued to provide forensic engineering services in the area of motor vehicle accident reconstruction. He has investigated collisions involving low and high speed vehicle impacts, bicycles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and pedestrians. Mark’s analyses take into account seatbelt use and effectiveness, event data recorder interpretation, visibility issues, impact severity, impact speeds, pre- and post-impact speeds and movements, potential to avoid impact, and mechanical defects.
Mark has testified in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queens Bench of Alberta on numerous occasions in the area of motor vehicle accident reconstruction.