Consulting Expert Update, September 2019
September 24, 2019
Rimkus Consulting Group Inc., a leading forensic engineering and technical consulting firm, has assisted clients across the country and around the world in resolving of a wide range of complex claims and disputes for more than 35 years. With unparalleled expertise in diversified subject matters, Rimkus is the single source solution in consulting on complex matters involving property losses, energy and construction disputes, environmental toxic torts, transportation incidents and accidents, injury biomechanics, product and premises liability, the origin and cause of fires and explosions, professional liability issues, and evaluation of toxic exposures.
Bradley P. Miller, P.E.
Little Rock, AR
Bradley Miller is a Central Region Property Division Manager in the Rimkus Little Rock office and a Professional Engineer licensed in eight states. He performs origin and cause investigations regarding damage to structures and foundations due to structural failures/collapse, soil movement, construction defects/disputes, explosions, vehicle impact, fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, hail, wind, impacts from fallen trees, and moisture intrusion. He is also a Certified Aquatic Facility Operator and has expertise regarding swimming pool operations, water chemistry, disinfection, and mechanical systems. Mr. Miller’s 14 years of industry experience include design, analysis, and investigation of various building types and materials such as concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and cold-formed steel. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the Structural Engineers Association of Arkansas. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis from the University of Arkansas. View Profile.
Daniel Henkel, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Daniel Henkel is a licensed Professional Metallurgical Engineer and an internationally-recognized materials scientist with more than 30 years of experience in metallurgical forensics. As a Principal Consultant, Dr. Henkel’s responsibilities include identifying the root cause of product, structure, and equipment failures. He has obtained four patents; authored numerous publications, including the textbook Structures and Properties of Engineering Materials; and taught graduate courses in applied science. He won the prestigious Engineering Materials Achievement Award and is an elected Fellow of ASM International. Dr. Henkel also works with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) team, which received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), leading materials design for next-generation gravitational wave detection. Dr. Henkel earned a Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering and a Master’s degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, both from Lehigh University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. View Profile.
Erik A. Valle, P.E.
San Antonio, TX
Based in San Antonio, Erik Valle is a Rimkus Construction Consultant and a licensed Civil Engineer in Texas. His background includes structural engineering and design of projects extending into the multi-million-dollar range, non-linear blast designs, and petrochemical and offshore projects. Mr. Valle also has extensive experience with construction management reviews, contract document preparation, quality control analyses, structural design project scheduling and coordinating, and structural integrity evaluations. His work experience includes large, cast-in-place concrete and steel-framed structures, reinforced masonry, and wood-framed buildings. His responsibilities involve inspection and analysis of structural failures; moisture intrusion and leaks; damages from hail, wind, and fire; and exterior cladding and interior finish damage. Mr. Valle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. View Profile.
Kelly J. Kreig, P.E.
Kelly Krieg is a Senior Property Consultant in the Rimkus Pittsburgh office and a Professional Engineer licensed in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. She is responsible for the forensic investigation and analysis of commercial and residential structural concerns, failures, and moisture intrusion issues. With a background in Architectural Engineering and an emphasis in structures, Ms. Krieg has extensive experience in structural engineering, building science, materials science, building enclosures, and enclosure materials. She has more than 15 years of experience in envelope product testing and product research and development as well as project and document peer review. Her background also includes the management of wall, roof, and foundation repair or replacement projects for higher education buildings. Ms. Krieg earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. View Profile.
Paul R. Marsenison, P.E., CGC, LEED AP
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Paul Marsenison is a Construction Division Manager based in the Rimkus Fort Lauderdale office. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, and a Certified General Contractor in Florida. He has more than 20 years of experience with field engineering and construction projects, including structural design, project management, safety code implementation, and estimation for new construction and repairs. Mr. Marsenison’s extensive forensic background includes but is not limited to the evaluation of structural damages related to fires, hurricanes, and winds, as well as flooring failures, building settlement and collapses, moisture intrusions, vehicle impacts, and materials failures. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Aerial Lift Operator, and a Certified Forklift Operator. Mr. Marsenison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute. View Profile.