19 September 2018

Speaking Engagement Update

2018 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT UPDATE
Rimkus is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff will continue to present a number of continuing education seminars throughout the balance of the year. 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.

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Ohio Live Burn Seminar
September 21, 2018 - Xenia, Ohio

"Fire Origin and Cause, the Scientific Method" presented by Tim Spradlin, IAAI-CFI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Fire Scene Safety" presented by Tim Spradlin, IAAI-CFI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Electrical Fundamentals, Myths, and Legends" presented by Joe Nowikowski, PE, NAFI-CFEI, Electrical Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Ohio Live Burn Seminar will consist of an outdoor live burn demonstration as well as presentations on The forensics of fire origin and cause, and electrical fire and subrogation related topics. This seminar is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Click here for more information. 

The 4th Annual Retail Claims CE Seminar and Webinar
September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:05 PM ET

"Making Sense of Elevator and Escalator Failures" presented by Lawrence E. Marley, Jr., PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Managing the Unmanageable Claim" presented by Jeff Vernis, Vernis and Bowling.
 
The 4th Annual Retail Claims Seminar and Webinar is free of charge and will be hosted by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Vernis and Bowling. This presentation will offer two one-hour continuing education courses that are designed to help participants determine why elevators and escalators can fail, and also discuss strategies to effectively manage litigated claims. CE credit will be offered for California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah. CE credit is currently pending for Louisiana, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. Click here for more information.

CLM Construction Conference
September 27, 2018 - Chicago, Illinois

"Collaboration Over Competition: How Design Build Construction is a Game Changer for Insurers, Brokers, Underwriters, Claims Professionals, and Attorneys" presented by DeShaune Williams, MBA, District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Howard Franco, Collins Collins Muir and Stewart, Guy Hollingsworth, Hanover Insurance, Melissa Roberts, USI Insurance Services, and Thomas Slocum, Chubb.

"Which End of Your Building is Sinking: Examining Front End vs. Back End Risk" presented by Stephen M. Kleps, PhD, PE, Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Emily Dotson, Resnick and Louis, PC, William Noonan, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., and Caryn Siebert, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. 

"The Top 10 Amendments to the AIA A-201 General Conditions" presented by Koji Hirota, AIA, NCARB, LEED®AP, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Floyd Cottrell, Cotrell Solensky, PA, Shawn Goodman, XL Catlin, and John Nunnally, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC.

The Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Construction Conference will cover aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management related to the construction industry. In addition to addressing construction defects and other topics, conference sessions will also address facets of construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, risk management, and new technologies. Click here for more information. 

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
October 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

"Introduction to FEA and CFD - Computer-Aided Engineering for Claims and Litigation" presented by Thomas J. Kulaga, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group Inc., Introduction to FEA and CFD - Computer-Aided Engineering for Claims and Litigation Webinar is a one-hour presentation on Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics. This presentation is intended to educate insurance and legal professionals on FEA and CFD processes and their applicability to litigation and mediation. Participants will be exposed to definitions of the processes, their similarities and differences, and case studies of their usage. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify concerns, risks, and benefits of FEA and CFD. With this knowledge, they will be able to consider, ask for, and approve the use of the processes to enhance the value of forensic investigative services with regards to failure analysis, cases, and claims. CE credit will be offered for Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. CLE credit will be offered for Colorado (765100), Florida (1805752N) and IL. CLE credit is currently pending for California. Click here to register.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
October 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

"Technology in Dispute Resolution” presented by Chris Cuellar, AAS, Graphic Artist, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Technology in Dispute Resolution CE/CLE Webinar is a one-hour presentation designed to educate adjusters on the technology available for use in dispute resolution today, how technology can benefit you in the various phases of claims adjustment, and how that same technology can go from settlement meetings, through mediation and arbitration, and all the way to the courtroom. Multiple technologies will be discussed, such as 3D animation, interactive models, 3D camera matching, laser scanners, and drones. CE credit will be offered for Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. CLE credit will be offered for Colorado (765339), Florida (1806321N), Oregon (6528*11), and Washington (1076072). CE credit is currently pending for New Hampshire and Oklahoma.
Click here for more information.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

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

"Lightning Damage and Automated Homes" presented by Timothy C. Martin, PE, NAFI-CFEI, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Lightning Damage and Automated Homes CE/CLE Webinar is a one-hour presentation that will educate the audience on lightning damage to electronic appliances and/or devices typically located within a residential setting, with an emphasis on smart (or automated) homes. On demand viewing is now offered through November 13, 2018. Participants can earn CLE Home Study credit for Colorado (764353), Florida (1804468N), Oregon (6528*9), and Washington (1071329). Click here to register and view the on demand webinar. 

NAWIC Annual Conference
August 16, 2018 – Orlando, Florida

"General Session: Industry Trends and Updates" presented by Emily K. Wohlfarth, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Lorrin Blair, Lead Consultant and Trainer, PlanGrid, Laurie Jimenez, Director of Professional Services, Accubuild, Steffanie Schrader, Senior VDC Engineer, Barton Malow Co., and Kassy Morris, Construction Training Specialist, Procore.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Annual Conference was a two and a half day conference that is designed for all women in construction. Click here for more information. 

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Maryland Crash and Learn CE Seminar
August 27, 2018 – Baltimore, Maryland

"Vehicle Product Failures" presented by Mark H. Nelson, PE, ACTAR, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, LEED®AP, Products Division Manager, East Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Collisions" presented by Leroy Waite, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

“Live Crash Data Review” presented by Tracie C. Eckstein, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Michelle L. Price, ACTAR, Consultant, and Edward M. Weber, ASE, ACTAR, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 
The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Maryland Crash and Learn CE Seminar is a free, one-day continuing education seminar with live, staged auto accidents as well as presentations on Vehicle Product Failures, and Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Collisions. Two Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas CE credit hours were offered. Click here to view our upcoming seminars and webinars.

Sk8 Expo and Conference
August 28, 2018 – Hollywood, Florida

"Do you know your rights" presented by Robert A. Swift, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Jeffrey W. Johnson, Attorney, Johnson Law Group.

The Sk8 Expo and Conference provided participants with two days of trade shows and seminars that included topics such as marketing enhancements, knowing your rights, and training your staff. Click here for more information.

34th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course
August 31 and September 7, 2018 – Dallas and Houston, Texas

"Visual Perception/Human Factors" presented by Jason D. Jupe, PE, ACTAR, Transportation Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The 34th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course was a three-day course with presentations prepared by attorneys and experts, for attorneys. Click here for more information.

CLM Claims College
September 6, 2018 – Baltimore, Maryland  

“Anatomy of a Truck” presented by Dirk E. Smith, PhD, PE, ACTAR, Senior Vice President, Transportation Division and Product Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Tom McLaughlin, Transport America.

“Basic and Advanced Truck Accident Reconstruction” presented by Mark H. Nelson, PE, ACTAR, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, LEED®AP, Products Division Manager, East Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Christopher B. Greene, Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer, General Counsel & Secretary, Canal Insurance Company. 

The Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Claims College included courses taught by professionals in several industries including Casualty Claims, Transportation, Construction, and more. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. 8th Annual Phoenix CE Seminar
September 6, 2018 – Phoenix, Arizona 

"Structural Evaluation Following a Fire Event" presented by Roderick Rennison, MA, PE, CSP, CXLT, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Unmanned Aircraft Systems" presented by Lindsay M. Oleson, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.  
"Driverless Cars – If No One is Driving, Who is at Fault?" presented by Thomas J. Kulaga, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 8th Annual Phoenix CE Seminar was a free, half-day seminar featuring topics on Structural Evaluation Following a Fire, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Driverless Cars.  A total of three Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming CE credit hours were offered. Click here to view our upcoming seminars and webinars.

IASIU Annual Meeting
September 12, 2018 – Baltimore, Maryland 


"Roofing Damage….Or is it?" presented by Benjamin T. Irwin, PE, CXLT, Eastern Region Property Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) Annual Meeting brought together SIU professionals that detect, investigate and deter insurance fraud. Click here for more information.

PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference
September 12, 2018 – Des Moines, Iowa 


"The Role of Biomechanics in Automobile Accident Analyses and Litigation" presented by Ana Barbir, PhD, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Ashley Lawrence, CPCU AIC AINS, Claims Adjuster I, EMC Insurance Companies.
The Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Central Regional Adjusters Conference was a two-day conference that allowed participants to explore property and casualty claim insurance topics that provide information on critical claims issues, while earning up to 12 hours of adjuster CE credit. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
September 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT 


“Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Collisions” presented by Ana Barbir, PhD, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Collisions CE/CLE Webinar is a one-hour presentation designed to help participants understand the dynamics of the human body and the associated injury potential in low-speed automotive accidents. On-demand viewing is now offered through December 11, 2018. Participants can earn CLE Home Study credit for Colorado (764777), Florida (1805303N), Oregon (6528*10), and Washington (1073911). Click here to register and view the on demand webinar.


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