Rimkus Connections: February Edition

February 2, 2024

About Rimkus

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.

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World Wetlands Day

Please join us in celebrating World Wetlands Day! Celebrated annually on February 2nd, World Wetlands Day raises awareness about the significance of wetlands in promoting biodiversity, serving as natural water purifiers, and contributing to climate regulation. As a global engineering and consulting firm, we understand the critical role wetlands play in ecological balance, and we advocate for sustainable practices to ensure the preservation and protection of these invaluable ecosystems.

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Structural Assessment Services for Hydrology Hazards

Rimkus provides highly specialized expertise related to hydrologic hazards and associated structural and property damage. We can evaluate damage due to floods, drought, landslides, debris flow, river dynamics, and weather events, as well as assess existing infrastructure for potential risks.

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Thermal Imaging for Forensic Property Investigations

Our experts utilize thermal imaging technology in forensic property loss investigations related to a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial applications to detect potential issues, such as moisture or changes in subsurface conditions, and to identify anomalies, such as construction defects.

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Meet Rimkus Expert Suzanne Montgomery

Meet Suzanne Montgomery, a Florida-based Rimkus Senior Consultant, Licensed Professional Engineer, and Certified General Contractor with extensive knowledge related to facilities planning, contract administration, construction management, crane operations, and heavy equipment maintenance.

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Materials Testing and Investigation Services

The Rimkus Materials Testing and Investigation team offers a wide variety of professional materials testing, analysis, and laboratory services, specializing in failure analysis, corrosion investigation, and welder/welding procedure qualifications.

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February Speaking Engagements
Subject matter experts and thought leaders

40th Annual Atlanta RIMS Educational Conference
February 1, 2024 – Atlanta, GA

“Working Effectively and Efficiently with Experts and External Consultants” presented by Rose Figueroa, Ph.D., CHFP, Principal Consultant, Ryan Ingram, Partner, and Kimberly Young, Partner, Moore, Ingram, Johnson, and Steele.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
February 7, 2024 – Online

“Lithium-Ion Battery Fire and Injury Investigations” presented by John H. Diggle III, P.E., NAFI-CFEI, MEP, Practice Leader.

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Paul Davis Mardi Gras Beads and CE Seminar
February 8, 2024 – Mobile, AL

“Wind vs. Surge: Hurricane Damage Assessment” presented by J. Phil Wilbourn, II, P.E., Director, Property Practice, Rimkus.

“Tornado Damage Assessment” presented by Michael W. Carr II, P.E., Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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DRI Product Liability Conference
February 9, 2024 – Denver, CO

“The Digitization of Warnings and Manuals” presented by Steven M. Hall, M.S.E., C.P.S.M., Director, Human Factors Practice, Applied Safety and Ergonomics, A Rimkus Company, and Ike Messmore, Soule & Stull LLC.

“Recreational Products, Navigating Global Compliance, and Safety Issues” presented by Jared P. Frantz, M.S.E., CHFP, Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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Peachtree Orthopaedic Surgery Center Seminar
February 14, 2024 – Atlanta, GA

“Documentation and The Legal System” presented by Lisa Powers, BSN, RN, CNOR, CAISS, LNC, Nurse Consultant, Rimkus.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
February 21, 2024 – Online

“Beyond the Hype: A Deep Dive into Sports, Human Performance, and Wearable Technology Evaluation and Implementation” by Rose Figueroa, Ph.D., CHFP, Principal Consultant, and Jessica M. Zendler, Ph.D., Special Consultant.

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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.

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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Steven M. Hall, M.S.E., C.P.S.M.
Director, Human Factors Practice
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“Failure-to-warn is a common cause of action in product liability lawsuits. Human factors experts can provide a scientific perspective on questions of how warnings may, or may not, influence behavior. Sometimes the answers are surprising to people unfamiliar with research in this 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.

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