14 February 2018

Speaking Engagement Update, February 2018


Rimkus Consulting Group is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff is presenting a number of continuing education seminars across the country. These definitive lectures embrace a variety of topics focusing on forensic investigations to help meet the continuing education needs of risk managers, attorneys, and claims professionals.

CLM Annual Conference
March 15, 2018 - Houston, Texas

"Watch Your Back: What You are Not Seeing in Your Negligent Security Case" presented by Daniel Y. Loo, CPP, PSS, MSyl, Special Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Americans with Disabilities Act" presented by Jeff T. Cook, CIH, CSP, CXLT, RAS, MAC, LEED®AP, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc

The Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Annual Conference is designed for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The conference is a mix of interactive educational sessions and networking events. Participants can select from more than 80 collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the industry. Click here for more information.

The Hospitality Law Conference Series 2.0
April 12, 2018 - Houston, Texas 

"The Science of Human Factors in the Evaluations of Hospitality Claims" presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Prepare your Property for the Worst, but Hope for the Best - Are you Ready?" presented by Jeffrey H. Peters, PE, LEED®AP, BD+C, MAC, CEICC, CSDS, CMCC, Vice President, National MEP Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

 The Hospitality Law Conference Series 2.0 will cover topics such as development deals, management agreements, food and beverage liability, labor and employment, claims management, anti-trust issues, the latest cases, trends and challenges in compliance, data protection, finance, law, risk, safety, and security. Click here for more information.

PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo
April 16, 2018 - Orlando, Florida
 

"Biomechanics of Injury Causation: How People Get Hurt" presented by Richard V. Baratta, PhD, PE, Senior Vice President, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Quality E-Learning for Claims Adjusters" presented by Vanessa M. Britton, Client Relations Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Sue Baillargeon, Insurance Programs Manager, The Main Street America Group and Sarah Lindberg, Director, Learning and Development, The Training Associates.

The Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo allows participants to network with a range of claims professionals and service providers from hundreds of companies across the nation. Click here for more information.

Regional Events

IAS Claims Conference
February 19, 2018 – Thackerville, Oklahoma
 

“Roof, Construction, Materials, and Problems" presented by Stanton K. Smith, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. IAS Claims Services Conference is an annual event that will provide a variety of continuing education opportunities and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) training and USAA Certification. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 8th Annual Dallas/Ft. Worth CE Seminar
February 23, 2018 – Irving, Texas 

"Metallurgy in Equipment Accident Investigations" presented by Nicholas Cunningham, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Swimming Pools - Defects, Damage and Disasters" presented by Thomas J. (TJ) Cate, PE, SE, Western Region Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Identifying Wind and Hail Damage to Roofs" presented by Robert W. Baldinger, P.E., Principal Consultant, Building Sciences, Rimkus Building Consultants. 

"Damage Analysis for Consistency and Detecting Fraud in Auto Accidents" presented by Christian R. Sax, PE, PTOE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. "Slip, Trip and Fall" presented by Kenneth S.C. Wong, AIA, NCARB, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Everything You Need to Know about Examinations Under Oath" presented by Steven Wood, Parker Straus, LLP  

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is hosting a 6 hour seminar that will include applications of metallurgy to large equipment failures and accident investigations, laws, rules, codes and standards of care that exist to provide a reasonably safe environment for persons utilizing swimming pools, spas, and water play areas, basic principles of wind and hail damage to residential roofing materials, determining if claimed damage is consistent with the accident scenario reported, and slip & fall analyses. Six hours of Texas CE and CLE credit will be offered and the event is offered free of charge. Click here for more information.

NYSBA Keeping Current with New York Automobile Litigation
March 1, 2018 – New York, New York 

"Using Medical Experts and Biomechanical Experts at the Time of Trial" presented by Anastasios D. Tsoumanis, PhD, ACTAR, Eastern Region Biomechanics Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will discuss new developments in no-fault law and the intricacies of automobile litigation in New York State. Topics will include an overview of the latest developments in mediation and ADR proceedings, how to take a meaningful deposition, an the use of medical and bio-medical experts at the time of trial. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale 10th Annual CE Seminar
March 2, 2018 – Coral Springs, Florida 

"Five Hour Law and Ethics Update" presented by The Law Offices of Kubicki Draper "Property Insurance Law Update" presented by Mike Bradford, Esq., Hamilton Miller and Birthisel, LL

"Driverless Cars: Who is at Fault?" presented by Ming Xiao, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Duration of Water Loss" presented by Khush M. Daruwalla, PE, MBA, LEED®AP, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Defining Relationships between Fire Investigator and Electrical Expert" presented by Octavio J. Oliu, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Alex F. Kapczynski, IAAI-CFI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Robert Hernandez, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Role of Biomechanics Analysis in Works Comp Investigations" by Ming Xiao, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Residential Mechanical and Plumbing Construction Defects" presented by Ryan Todaro, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is hosting a one-day seminar offering courses covering Property, Biomechanics, five hour Law and Ethics CE course, Effective Communication between Attorneys, Engineers for Litigation Success and more. Up to 6 hours of Florida CE/CLE credit or a 5 hour Ethics credit will be available. Our seminar is offered free of charge to all of our insurance clients. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Pensacola 11th Annual CE Seminar
March 16, 2018 – Pensacola, Florida

"Five Hour Law and Ethics Update” presented by Brian Chojnowski, Esq., Stephen Cozart, Esq., and Teresa Cummings, Esq., Kubicki Draper.

“How to Select and Use Consultants” presented by Dave Jester, Esq. of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith and Phil J. Wilbourn, PE, District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Subrogation and How to Prepare for it” presented by Hubert Peete, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Ronald Blankenship, CFI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Biomechanics of Injury Causation” presented by Ming Xiao, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Steep-Slope Roofing” presented by Mark R. Barrow, PE, Senior Property Division Manager, Eastern Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Jason R. Legg, RA, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Wind vs. Surge: Hurricane Damage Assessment” presented by Mark R. Barrow, PE, Senior Property Division Manager, Eastern Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Scott R. Sanders, PE, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is hosting a seminar featuring presentations on Biomechanics of Injury Causation, How to Select and Use Consultants, five hour Law and Ethics Update and more. Up to 5 hours of AL, FL, and MS CE/CLE credits will be offered. Our seminar is offered free of charge and will include breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information.

Webinars

February 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST “iVe Vehicle System Forensics" presented by Lino O. Garcia, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

Rimkus Consulting  iVe Vehicle System Forensics CE/CLE Webinar will provide participants with basic overall knowledge of vehicle infotainment and telematics systems, vehicles supported by iVe, and how information acquired through iVe can be used in vehicle accident investigation and forensic analyses. CE credit will be offered for Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. CLE credit will be offered for Colorado (761540), and Florida (1708986N), TX (174002953) and WA (1054666). Click here to register.

Recent Presentations

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE and CLE Webinar January 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST

“Pipe Freeze Investigations” presented by Jeffrey H. Peters, P.E., LEED® AP, BD+C, MAC, CEICC, CSDS, CMCC, Vice President, National MEP Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group’s Pipe Freeze Investigations CE/CLE Webinar provided participants with the engineering methodology for evaluating pipe freeze claims in residential homes and commercial buildings. Case studies and examples of methods of evaluating pipe freezes were discussed. CE credit was offered for Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. CLE credit was offered for Florida, Texas and Washington. On demand viewing is now offered and participants can earn CLE Home Study credit for Florida (1708728N), Texas (174001507) and Washington (1050922).Click here for more information.

Goldberg Segalla Containing Disasters Seminar January 24 and 25, 2018 – New York, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Weathering the Storm – Effective Mitigation Tools for Environmental Crisis Management” presented in New York by Philip R. Watters, MBA, PE, LEED® AP, Senior Vice President, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., John Parker, Goldberg Segalla and George Buermann, Goldberg Segalla and in Philadelphia by Kieran J. Purcell, PE, LEED® AP, National Environmental Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., John Parker, Goldberg Segalla and George Buermann, Goldberg Segalla.

The Goldberg Segalla Containing Disasters Seminar offered a half day seminar, on containing toxic tort and environmental disasters. Discussion topics included defending liability and mitigating large damages claims in high-profile cases, environmental crisis management, and coverage strategies for natural disasters and climate change.

CLM & Business Insurance Retail Restaurant & Hospitality Conference February 8, 2018 – Dallas, Texas

“Addressing the Special Handling of Hospitality Claims Involving Minor Children of All Ages” presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Michael Amaro, Amaro Baldwin, LLP, J. Stephen Deig, Liberty Mutual, and Niva Harney, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP.

“Beyond the 5-Second Rule: Serving for the Win in Food Poisoning Cases” presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Joseph Gallagher, United States Liability Insurance Group, Daniel Jahnsen, Bolan Jahnsen Dacey, and Schyler Kohl, RCA Insurance Group.

“Hotel Shuttle Vans – Setting up a Safer Program, Recent Decisions and What Should be Done when Bad Things Happen” presented by Robert P. Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Matt Anderson, Jaburg Wilk, Brian Chance, ECBM, LP, Peter VanDyne, Liberty Mutual. The Claims Litigation Management (CLM) and Business Insurance Retail Restaurant and Hospitality Conference offered access to knowledge leaders in the retail, restaurant and hospitality claims resolution profession. Participation at this conference offered attendees the opportunity to share their expertise in partnership with other authorities from across the country while building relationships. Click here for more information.

Team One Adjuster Conference February 8, 2018 – Fort Worth, Texas

“Evaluating Structural Damage Due to Catastrophic Events” presented by Robert W. Baldinger, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Vehicle Accident Reconstruction” presented by Stanton K. Smith, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Team One Adjusting Services, LLC hosted their annual conference that covered several topics; including Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Roof and Hail Assessments, and Earthquake Damages. Click here for more information.

NYSBA Keeping Current with New York Automobile Litigation February 8, 2018 – Long Island, New York

"Using Medical Experts and Biomechanical Experts at the Time of Trial” presented by Ming Xiao, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) discussed new developments in no-fault law and the intricacies of automobile litigation in New York state. Topics included an overview of the latest developments in mediation and ADR proceedings, how to take a meaningful deposition, and the use of medical and bio-mechanical experts at the time of trial. Click here for more information.

NASP Webinar February 13, 2018, 1:00 PM EST

“Using Infotainment System Data for Vehicle Forensic Investigations” presented by Lino O. Garcia, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Webinar presented information on vehicle coverage, data acquisition procedures, data availability, data processing, and analysis along with examples. A case study on the use of the iVe digital tool was discussed. Click here for more information.

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