11 October 2022

Rimkus Connections: October Edition


Rimkus is a worldwide leader in engineering and technical consulting.

Operating from more than 110 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.

We also provide technical solutions for the built environment, proactively identifying, mitigating, and helping to eliminate the complex risks inherent in the procurement, design, construction, and operations of facilities.



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.



Rimkus Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Services

This edition of our quarterly newsletter provides an in-depth look at our capabilities related to building sciences. Read below to meet Building Envelope Services Practice Leader William A. Davis, as well as learn more about façade inspections.

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Barber-Machalani Explains Building Facade Ordinances

In an article for Facilities Net, Sarah Barber-Machalani, Ordinance Compliance Coordinator, shares insight into facade inspection ordinances, including why they exist, which cities have them, and how to ensure compliance.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
On-Demand – Online

“Commercial Cooking Fires” presented by Joseph R. Filas, IAAI-CFI(V), NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-CFI, Senior Fire Consultant.

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The Hospitality Law Conference
October 12, 2022 – Washington, DC

“Human Factors in Slips, Trips, and Falls in Restaurants and Hotels” presented by Anne C. Ward, Ph.D., Consultant, Rimkus.

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Rimkus Colorado Live Burn CE Seminar
October 14, 2022 – Arvada, Colorado

“Live Burn Demonstration: Fire Origin and Cause Analysis” presented by Joseph R. Filas, IAAI-CFI(V), NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-CFI, Senior Fire Consultant, Rimkus.

“Fire and Smoke Restoration” presented by Matt Smith, Vice President, BluSky Restoration, and Andy James, National Director of Restoration, BluSky Restoration.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
October 19, 2022 – Online

“Electrical Fire Investigations” presented by Samuel L. Sharpless, P.E., NAFI-CFEI, Vice President, MEP Practice, and Thomas W. Young, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CFI, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CVFI, P.I., Vice President, Fire Practice.

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Allegheny County Bar Association CLE Webinar
October 19, 2022 – Online

“Bridge Failures” presented by David B. Mrowiec, P.E., P.Eng., Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada Webinar
October 19, 2022 – Online

“Investigating Premises Liability Cases” presented by Alex Zaretskiy, P.E., CXLT, Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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Kansas City CPCU Society Chapter I-Day
October 20, 2022 – Kansas City, Kansas

“Cause and Origin Expert” presented by Phillip A. Keena, IAAI-CFI, BsFPSET, Senior Fire Consultant, Rimkus.

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Perrin Conferences CLE Webinar
October 26, 2022 – Online

“Defending Impaired Driver Tort Claims” presented by Carla J. Kinslow, Ph.D., Director, Toxicology and Food Safety Practice, Rimkus, and Christian B. Bogart, Esq., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister Weinstock & Bogard, APLC.

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Rimkus Oklahoma Live Burn CE Seminar
October 27, 2022 – Edmond, Oklahoma

“Live Burn Demonstration: Fire Origin and Cause Analysis” presented by Ryan S. Baker, PI, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI, Fire Practice Leader.

“Identification of Fire-Damaged Structural Components” presented by Bobby Dinjar, P.E., Structural Engineering Practice Leader, AEC Design Services.

“Metallurgical Technologies” presented by Allen R. Conway, Senior Consultant.

“Traffic Homicide and Rapid Response” presented by Scott Haney, ACTAR, Rapid Response Practice Leader, Rimkus.

“ABC’s of Video Enhancement” presented by Digvijay (VJ) S. Tanwar, Director, Visual Media and Technology Practice.

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