16 March 2022

Rimkus Connections: March Edition


Rimkus is a worldwide leader in engineering and technical consulting. Operating from more than 100 offices around the globe, we provide services to corporations, insurance companies, law firms, and government agencies.

We are dedicated to the timely resolution of accidents, claims, and legal disputes. Providing technical solutions for the built environment, we proactively identify, mitigate, and eliminate the complex risks inherent in the procurement, design, construction, and operation of facilities.

Our team’s legacy of innovation traces back to 1983; our focus is on the future and finding solutions to clients’ biggest challenges. We began in the forensics business, offering our clients an array of technical specialists, scientists, and engineers. Today, we continue with this forward-thinking approach as we broaden our capabilities by adding new experts and companies to our collaborative team.




Recalls can be the result of manufacturing defects, design issues, or unexpected and unintended user behaviors – for many manufacturers, issues due to user behavior can be particularly challenging. Our Human Factors group can provide the expertise to analyze user behavior. We can help predict potential misuses before they happen or identify ways to address unexpected misuses when they are discovered in the field.

Offering extensive experience in safety, forensic sciences, and failure analysis, Rimkus has a specialized group of qualified engineers, metallurgists and materials scientists, biomechanists, human factors experts, and safety professionals to conduct accident investigations involving products, equipment, and materials.

Rimkus uses specialized investigative techniques to analyze the full spectrum of the product cycle. We examine the entire lifecycle, from inception to end use, including design, manufacturing, materials, installation, training, operation, and maintenance. Our investigation and analysis helps us to determine whether a product failure initiated or contributed to a chain of events that led to property damage, bodily injury, or loss of life.






Rimkus Consulting Expert Update, February 2022

Our team comprises professional engineers, scientists, and technical consultants whose real-world expertise spans a broad spectrum of public and private environments. At Rimkus, our clients can count on us for timely delivery, clear communications, and answers our clients complex questions.

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Maximizing Drones For Roof Inspections

In an article for Facility Executive, Vice President, Rimkus Property Practice, Wes Jordan provides insight on the advantages and shortcomings of the use of drones for these types of inspections.

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Investigating Deck Failure Claims

As outdoor living spaces increase in popularity, many homeowners and contractors are adding decks to their homes after the initial construction and without proper permits or consideration for code requirements, which may lead to deck failures. Rimkus Property experts like James Brawley, Senior Property Practice Leader, and Wes Jordan, Vice President, Property Practice, are often tasked with investigating such accidents and determining the cause of the failures.

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Cate Shares His Expertise on Construction Trends

Shortages, supply chain issues, increased demand for antimicrobial materials, digital collaboration: these are a few of the influencing factors and resulting trends seen in the construction industry as a response to the global pandemic. Recently, TJ Cate, Director, Construction Practice, shared his expertise on the topic with the team at CLM Alliance’s Construction Claims Magazine.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
March 23, 2022

“Evaluating Structural Damage from Catastrophic Events” presented by James "Wes" Jordan, S.E., P.E., Vice President, Property Practice.

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CLM Annual Conference
March 23, 2022

“Lessons Learned from the First Commercial Autonomous Vehicle Accident” presented by Lindsay M. Oleson, P.E., ACTAR, Transportation Practice Leader, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Tom Behrend, Acuity Insurance, and Michael Lowry, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
Available On-Demand!

“Vehicle Theft vs. Fraud” presented by Michelle L. Price, ACTAR, Consultant.

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Building Operating Management’s NFMT 2022
March 31, 2022

“The Importance of Regular “Free” Building Envelope Inspections” presented by Brian P. Sullivan, P.E., Vice President, Strategic Growth, Sullivan Engineering, A Rimkus Company, and Mickey D. Parker, P.E., Vice President, Design Services, Rimkus Building Consultants.

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Our Knoxville location is now open for business and will continue to provide a vital link to other Rimkus operations in Tennessee.

Rimkus Consulting Group
200 Prosperity Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37923



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