24 April 2019

Speaking Engagement Update, April 2019


Rimkus Consulting Group is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff is presenting a number of continuing education seminars across the country. 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

ALFA Transportation Practice Group Seminar
April 24, 2019 – Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Toxicology Update” presented by Carla J. Kinslow, PhD, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., James R. Jarrow, Baker, Sterchi, Cowden and Rice, Dan Fowler, Risk Manager, CFI, and Paul Robinson, Myer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebeneck, and Eck, PLLC. 

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 4th Annual Oklahoma CE/CLE Seminar
April 25, 2019 – Edmond, Oklahoma


“Rapid Response to Collision Investigations” presented by Scott Haney, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“The Oklahoma Legal Landscape” presented by Michael Parker, Parker LLP.

“Flood” presented by Rick Farmer, PhD, Extra Point Productions.

“Pipe Freeze Investigations” presented by Adam R. Hall, PE, NAFI-CFEI, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Identifying Subrogation in Commercial Construction Claims” presented by Lisa M. Holliday, PhD, PE, Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Electrical Facts, Myths, and More” presented by Wajdi Ahmad, PhD, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Spoliation and Preservation” presented by Bart Jay Robey, Chubbuck, Duncan, and Robey, PC. 

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Indianapolis Crash and Learn CE/CLE Seminar
April 26, 2019 – Indianapolis, Indiana 


“Live Vehicle Crashes” presented by Richard V. Baratta, PhD, PE, Senior Vice President, Biomechanical Division.

“Technology in Collision Reconstruction” presented by Gary D. Osterholt, PE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, and Lou V. Inendino, MS, PE, ACTAR, Transportation Division Manager. 

“The Science of Human Factors: Case Studies from the Field” presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors.

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EECMA Annual Conference 
May 1, 2019 – Orlando, Florida


“Environmental Risks of Oil and Gas Transport via Pipelines, Motor, Railways, Storage Facilities, Port Operations, and Marine” presented by Phil R. Watters, MBA, PE, LEED®AP, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Michael Diggin, Esq., CPCU, Vice President, Swiss Re.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Charlotte Crash and Burn CE/CLE Seminar 
May 1, 2019 – Concord, North Carolina 


“Analyzing Vehicle Fires” presented by David R. Meyers, IAAI-CFI, Fire Division Manager.

“Technology in Collision Reconstruction” presented by Eric R. Bare, PE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant. 

“Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Collisions” presented by Anastasios D. Tsoumanis, PhD, ACTAR, Eastern Regional Biomechanical Division Manager. 

“Live Vehicle Crash and Burn” presented by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Philadelphia Live Burn CE/CLE Seminar 
May 2, 2019 – Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania 


“Fire Investigations and Subrogation” presented by Jonathan K. Sivils, IAAI-CFI, FIT, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant. 

“Structural Evaluation Following a Fire” presented by Brian J. Gieda, PE, PMP®, Senior Consultant.

“Fire Origin and Cause with Live Burn Demonstration” presented by Jonathan K. Sivils, IAAI-CFI, FIT, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant and John R. Farill, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI, IAMI-CMI, Great Lakes Fire Division Manager.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 12th Annual Pensacola CE/CLE Seminar 
May 3, 2019 – Pensacola, FL 


“Swimming Pools: Defects, Damage, and Disasters” presented by Phil J. Wilbourn II, PE, District Manager.

“Lightning and Smart Homes” presented by Sam L. Sharpless, PE, NAFI-CFEI, Vice President, Electrical Division.

“Human Factors in Transportation Safety” presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors.

“The Science of Human Factors: Case Studies from the Field” presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors.

“Defining the Relationship between Fire Investigators and Electrical Engineers” presented by Hubert T. Peete, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, Fire Consultant.

“Cause of Tile Distress” presented by Mark R. Barrow, PE, Senior Property Division Manager.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 10th Annual Denver CE/CLE Seminar
May 10, 2019 – Parker, Colorado


“Driverless Cars” presented by Garrick F. Mitchell, MS, PE, Transportation Division Manager, Western Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Materials Science in Forensic Investigations" presented by Daniel P. Henkel, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Marijuana Use and How it Can Alter Judgment, Perception, and Behavior” presented by Carla J. Kinslow, PhD, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Construction Worker Accidents” presented by Steven H. Boyd Jr., PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Combustible Dust Explosion Investigations” presented by Scott Simmons, PE, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Engineering Ethics in Forensic Investigations” presented by Mark Neider, Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison, and Powers, PC.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 11th Annual Fort Lauderdale CE/CLE Seminar
May 10, 2019 – Coral Springs, Florida 


“5-hour Law and Ethics Update” presented by Frank Sioli, Esq., Joanna Pino, Esq., Kristina Alexander, Esq., and Joe DiSpaldo, Esq., Sioli Alexander Pino Law Firm.

“Swimming Pools: Defects, Damage, and Disasters” presented by Khushroo M. Daruwalla, MBA, PE, LEED®AP, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Are You Getting Burned by Your Fire Investigator?” presented by Thomas W. Young, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CFII, Vice President, Fire Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Residential Roof Construction and Damage” presented by Neil A. Greenspoon, PE, Property Division Manager, Eastern Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Biomechanical Analysis of Brain Injuries” presented by Ming Xiao, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“How to Analyze and Photograph a Vehicle Accident” presented by Tony J. Myers, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Investigating Premises Liability Claims” presented by Stephen F. Lander, AIA, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 9th Annual Louisiana CE/CLE Seminar 
May 10, 2019 – Metairie, Louisiana


“Introduction to Textile and Electronics Restoration” presented by Dale Veleze, Vice President, CRDN.

“Sediment Contamination” presented by Kieran J. Purcell, PE, LEED®AP, Director, Environmental Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Role of Biomechanics in Claims Investigations” presented by Michael R. Hill, PhD, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Negotiation Ethics” presented by Brad Luminais, Mediator, MAPS.

“Use of 3D Technology in Forensic Engineering” presented by James G. Sprader, Associate Consultant, and Bryson M. Brewer, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Relationship Between Fire Investigator and Electrical Engineer” presented by Clifton F. Royston, PE, Senior Consultant, and Brian P. Tauzin, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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Magna Legal Services – Battle of the Experts - Part II
May 15, 2019 – Miami Beach, Florida 

“Showdown of South Beach! Battle of the Expert” presented by Paul R. Marsenison, PE, CGC, LEED®AP, Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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Recent Presentations

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Maryland CE Seminar
March 20, 2019 - Ellicott City, Maryland

“Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Failures” presented by David J. Reese, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Investigating Moisture Intrusion Claims” presented by Emily K. Wohlfarth, PE, District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

“Residential/Light Commercial HVAC Construction Defects” presented by David J. Reese, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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The Hospitality Law Conference: Series 2.0
April 10, 2019 – Houston, Texas 

“How to Avoid a Food-borne Fiasco!” presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Kari Jacobson, Shareholder, La Cava and Jacobson.

“Winning Your Hospitality Litigation by Using Scanning Electron Microscopes” presented by presented by James F. Lane, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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DRI Construction Law Conference 
April 11, 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada 

“Session A - Window Flashing” presented by TJ Cate, PE, SE, National Construction and Industrial Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

“Session B - Building Envelope Waterproofing” presented by Mark A. Rhodes, PE, Senior Construction Division Manager, Eastern Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 9th Annual Dallas Property CE Seminar
April 11, 2019 – Irving, Texas

“Sanitary Systems and Leak Testing” presented by Lee Jordan, Herndon McFarland Plumbing.

“A Panel Discussion: Got Roof Damages?” presented by Mickey D. Parker, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Kristin LaGregs, Willis Towers Watson, and John Harris, Sedgwick.

“Lunch and Learn: Air Conditioning and Hail Damages” presented by Jeff H. Peters, PE, LEED®AP BD+C, MAC, CEICC, CSDS, CMCC, Vice President, National MEP Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

“Lightning Damage and Automated Homes” presented by Dale C. Sullivan, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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