Brian D LaCas

Mr. Brian D LaCas

LaCas Consultants Inc. (LCI Engineering Group)
900-1021 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 0C3, Canada
Mobile: 604-816-8015
Office: 604-688-2535

Brian David LaCas, P. Eng., FEC Sr. Hydrotechnical Engineer, founder and President LaCas Consultants Inc. (since 1991), a hydrotechnical consulting engineering company. His main area of expertise is natural hydrological hazard assessment, hydrological and hydraulic modeling, and hydraulic structure design, with over 40 years of experience since his registration with Engineers and Geoscientist’s BC in 1983.

Scope of experience includes: flood protection works, land and road drainage, creek restoration, river gravel deposition assessment and removal programs, forestry road bridge and culvert hydraulics design and construction review, urban bridge and culvert hydraulics design/construction review, dike design, instream weirs, multiple pipeline creek crossings, shoreline protection works, wave modelling, flood construction level determination for watercourses, lakes and oceans, aerial photography interpretation, dam spillway design, side cast weir design, channel assessment of logged watersheds, large scale flow measurement weir design, dike inspection/manual, selection of creek flow monitoring station locations, channel stabilization works, mine water management plans, hydraulic mine pond design, mine ditch designs, mining conduit design, mine dump drainage design, PAG rock storage ponds, review of intake works, hydrological and hydraulic numerical computer modeling (1-D and 2-D modelling) of clear-water and debris floods, channel relocation, channel geomorphology, creek erosion control works.

Areas of Expertise
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydrology & Groundwater
  • Marine Engineering
  • Professional Engineering
  • Stormwater Retention Pond
  • Traffic/Highway Safety

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.Sc.) in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Option) from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 1981.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (APEGBC Registration No. 14240), since 1983.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Innovative Flood Control
Being an Engineering Expert Witness
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 36
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 47
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 53
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 6
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 6
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 6
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting
site inspections
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $335
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $295
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $335
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $495
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel expenses


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