Rimkus Connections: December Edition

December 4, 2023

Rimkus has been in the consulting business since 1983, offering our clients an array of experts that spans nearly all engineering disciplines, many scientific disciplines, architecture, and forensic analysis. This broad range of expertise, together with the years of experience our staff members bring into play, enables us to address virtually any client challenge.

2023 marks our 40th anniversary! Watch our video below to hear thoughts from several Rimkus leaders on this milestone achievement.

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Product Liability Notices
Product and Materials Failure Expertise


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. Click the button below to view recent product recalls in the United States.

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.

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Kuba J. Glazek, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
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“Human Factors experts help clients understand how users, products, and the interactions between them contribute to accidents. We can analyze and evaluate user capabilities, limitations, motivations, and behaviors, as well as product designs, instructions, warnings, relevant standards, and foreseeable uses, which all contribute to a thorough understanding of contributory causes to accidents.”

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.

Our experts use 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.

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News and Articles
Trending Topics and Services

Strategies for Converting a Commercial Office Building to Net-Zero Energy

The Director of our Energy and Resilience Practice, Gregory Gilson, recently shared expertise with FacilitiesNet on how commercial office buildings are converted to net-zero energy and why building owners should consider the option.

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Snow Load Removal Protocol

As the winter season brings snow and ice, rooftop snow loads may exceed load-bearing capacity, possibly compromising the structural integrity of buildings. Property owners and managers can prepare for the unexpected by having buildings assessed by Rimkus’ qualified team of professionals.

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Construction Claims and Disputes

Our Construction Claims and Disputes team is comprised of forensic construction experts, architects, engineers, and contractors who specialize in the investigation and analysis of complex claims.

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Dr. Zaragoza-Rivera Evaluates Pediatric Biomechanics in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Senior Consultant and Child Passenger Safety Technician Yadetsie (Niky) Zaragoza-Rivera, Ph.D., shared expertise and pertinent case studies in an article for CLM Magazine.

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December Speaking Engagements
Subject Matter Experts and Thought Leaders


Florida Claims Defense Network 2023 Webinar Series
December 5, 2023 – Online

“Digital Intelligence in Forensic Accident Reconstruction Analysis” presented by David C. Lund, ACTAR, Transportation Practice Leader, and Michael W. Lindsey, P.E., ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
December 6, 2023 – Online

“Tri What? Possible Ethical Dysfunctions in the Tripartite Relationship” presented by Robert T. Foster, J.D., Vice President, West Region.

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10th Annual Construction Industry Summit
December 12, 2023 – Birmingham, AL

“Design-Build Construction: Pitfalls from the Perspectives of the Designer and the Builder” presented by Justin M. Grammer, P.E., District Manager, and Gregory S. Mullinax, P.E., Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
December 13, 2023 – Online

“Human Factors: Premises, Retail, and Transportation Incidents” presented by Kuba J. Glazek, Ph.D., Senior Consultant.

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