J. Parks Payne

Senior Consultant / P.E. / Charleston

Background

Mr. Payne holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. 

Mr. Payne has experience in various areas of practice including civil and structural design, cause and origin/construction defect analysis, building envelope consulting, and premises liability.

Throughout the course of his career, he has also performed or assisted in the civil and/or structural design of more than one thousand structures including earth retaining systems, tanks, single-family, multi-family, religious, commercial, medical, educational, etc. for developers, architects, property owners, contractors, and/or government entities.  His expertise includes building envelopes, foundations, structural design and analysis of building structures, High wind and seismic design, coastal and flood zone construction, design and analysis of infrastructure, pedestrian falls, and code evaluation of existing structures.

Since joining Rimkus Consulting Group in 2014, Mr. Payne has performed or assisted in more than 500 engineering investigations for insurance companies, law firms, construction firms, and property owners, and has provided expert testimony as a civil/structural engineer.

Education and Certifications

• Civil Engineering, B.S.: The Citadel 
• Licensed Professional Engineer: Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas
• Memberships: National Society of Professional Engineers; American Institute of Steel Construction; American Society of Civil Engineers; RCI, Inc. - International association of building envelope consultants