13 May 2021
Rimkus Consulting Group Expert Update, May 2021
For more than 35 years, Rimkus Consulting Group has assisted clients in the legal and insurance industries in resolving a wide range of claims and disputes.
In order to meet today’s complex challenges, we provide more than 650 professional engineers, scientists, and consulting experts who offer real-world expertise that spans a broad spectrum of public and private environments.
Today we’re highlighting a few consultants from offices across our company. Read below to learn about the forensic consulting services these experts provide to Rimkus clients both locally and around the world.
Donald E. Phillips, P.E.
Donald Phillips is a Property Consultant and professional engineer licensed in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He performs forensic investigations of construction defects and bridge engineering, building code compliance analyses, infrastructure inspections, and evaluations of structural damage, including damage related to storms, impacts, floods, moisture intrusion, and other environmental factors. Visit his full profile for more on his professional background, including design, inspection, and rehabilitation of a variety of structures.
John Zeirke, P.E., CFEI, CVFI, ACTAR
John Zeirke is a Senior Transportation and Products Consultant, vehicle accident reconstructionist, and mechanical engineer licensed in six states. He has more than 15 years of professional experience related to vehicle system design and forensic investigation; he specializes in failure analysis, vehicle accident reconstruction, and the determination of origin and cause of fires in vehicles and machinery. He is also familiar with mechanical building systems, with specific experience related to water pipe and valve failures. Learn more about his professional background and capabilities by viewing his full profile.
Jon K. Lindsey, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., S.E.
Kansas City, KS
Dr. Jon Lindsey is an NCEES model-law structural engineer, a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) and structural engineer (S.E.) in several states, and a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in many Canadian provinces. He has more than 28 years of experience as a civil/structural engineer, working on projects spanning multiple industries and market sectors. His expertise includes structural design for extreme lateral forces, specialized steel connection design, advanced finite element analysis (FEA), and staged construction analysis for complex building and bridge projects. Visit his full profile to learn more.
Mark S. Hook, P.E., ACTAR, CFI
Mark Hook is a Principal Transportation Consultant, vehicle accident reconstructionist, and professional engineer registered in multiple states. He also holds multiple certifications for the investigation of fires and explosions. Mr. Hook’s professional experience includes forensic investigations of vehicle accidents and the determination of the causes of vehicular mechanical failures. He has reconstructed a variety of daytime and nighttime accidents involving commercial tractor/trailers, high-speed fatality collisions, car-motorcycle collisions, and vehicle rollovers. Visit his full profile to learn more about his capabilities, including his responsibilities as a Rimkus Rapid Response Team member.
Tod E. Lewis, P.E., NCEES
New Orleans, LA
Tod Lewis is a Senior Consultant in the Property Practice and professional engineer licensed in six states. He has more than 28 years of experience as an engineer in both the seismically active San Francisco Bay area and the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast region. His professional experience includes structural engineering analysis, failure analysis, construction phase services, and construction defect determinations. His design experience has included structural design related to building and equipment foundations, historic rehabilitation, structural steel, timber, cold-formed steel, reinforced concrete, concrete tilt-up, low-traffic bridges, high-rise rehabilitation, unreinforced masonry retrofits, and masonry design. Visit his full profile to learn more.