04 November 2022

Rimkus Connections: November Edition


Rimkus is a worldwide provider of engineering and technical consulting to corporations, insurance companies, law firms, and government agencies.

Our experts specialize in forensic consulting, dispute resolution and construction management services, solutions for the built environment, and human factors support for the consumer, industrial, and healthcare industries.

Since 1983, Rimkus professional engineers, architects, scientists, and technical specialists have been recognized for their commitment to service excellence by local, national, and international business communities.


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 diverse 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 life cycle, from inception to end use, including design, manufacturing, materials installation, training, operation, and maintenance.



Hurricane Ian CAT Services

Rimkus CAT teams are composed of licensed engineers, cost estimators, construction experts, and building consultants who can provide storm damage assessments and guidance through the remediation and reconstruction process.

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Roth Discusses How COVID and Understaffed Restaurants Present Foodborne Illness Risks

Recently for Food Safety News, Rimkus Senior Consultant Jayne Roth, MPH, REHS, shared expertise on risks resulting from understaffed restaurants. Learn what actions she recommends restaurants take in order to mitigate the risk of foodborne illness.

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Rimkus CLE Home Study On-Demand Webinar
Online – On-Demand

“Underground Storage Tank Systems” presented by Kieran J. Purcell, P.E., Director, Environmental Practice, Rimkus.

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2022 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit
November 3, 2022 – Chicago, IL

“Navigating the IEBC and 2024 Structural Provision Changes” presented by Julie C. Furr, P.E., S.E.C.B., Senior Structural Engineer, Rimkus Building Consultants, and Michael Fillion, P.E., President, Fillion Group, Inc.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 9th Forensic Engineering Congress
November 4, 2022 – Denver, CO

“Water Intrusion Ice Damming Assessments” presented by Lokman “Luke” M. Sharara, P.E., CXLT, Director, Southeast Region, and James W. “Wes” Jordan, P.E., S.E., Vice President, Property Practice, Rimkus.

“2020 Tennessee-Arkansas Tornado Outbreak Structural Assessments” presented by Lokman “Luke” M. Sharara, P.E., CXLT, Director, Southeast Region, and Kurt A. Bergman, P.E., District Manager, Rimkus.

“Evaluation of Structural and Consequential Damage Resulting from Vehicle Impacts on Residential Structures” presented by Aaron J. Trenshaw, P.E., CXLT, Senior Consultant, and James “Jim” N. Pyatt, P.E., Senior Property Practice Leader, Rimkus.

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Perrin Construction Defect Conference
November 10, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“The Surfside Effect” presented by Paul R. Marsenison, P.E., CGC, Construction Practice Leader, Rimkus, Rebecca C. Appelbaum, Esq., Gartner + Bloom, Mark A. Boyle, Esq., Boyle, Leonard & Anderson, P.A., Eileen Jenkins, JD, Director – Claims, Builders, Russell Pfeifer, Esq., MG+M The Law Firm.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
November 16, 2022 – Online

“Accident Reconstruction Technology: Commercial Vehicles” presented by Tony J. Myers, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, and Zyad Jabal, P.E., Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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