Rimkus Connections: January Edition

January 5, 2024

Happy New Year!
Looking Ahead to 2024

We’re reflecting on 2023 with gratitude and wishing you peace and prosperity in 2024. Thank you to our friends, clients, and co-workers for a year of successful collaboration. We look forward to our continued partnership this year as we work together to contribute to fair and equitable outcomes and a better, safer world.

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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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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Rose Figueroa, Ph.D., CHFP
Principal Consultant

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“We have a team of experts with education and experience in human factors engineering, ergonomics, psychology, user experience (UX), anthropology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and safety. This collective proficiency ensures our ability to meticulously assess products, their warnings, and instructions. Moreover, our extensive expertise allows us to adeptly curate specialized teams and harness a diverse tool kit.”

Offering extensive experience in safety, forensic sciences, and failure analysis, Rimkus has a diverse group of qualified 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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News and Articles
Trending Topics and Services

Planning Your 2024 Building Projects

Rimkus consultants have the technical expertise needed to perform condition assessments of structures; façades; roofs; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; and pavement. We can provide the assistance needed to understand your budgetary requirements and help make plans for 2024.

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Industrial Energy Services

Our experts evaluate complex problems related to the energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing industries. We provide understandable analyses that help explain how a system or process can be improved, what went wrong, who was at fault, and what can be done to fix the issue.

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Sports Science Consulting

The Rimkus Sports Science Consulting group works with leagues and teams, governing bodies, athlete associations, manufacturers, and investors to tackle the unique challenges facing the sports, fitness, and human performance industries.

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Dr. Kinslow Expounds Upon Food Contamination Investigations

In this Hospitality Lawyer article, Dr. Carla Kinslow, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety, discusses the elements of a food contamination investigation. She elaborates on considerations within the entire food industry, from sourcing and supply chain through preparation and delivery.

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January Speaking Engagements
Subject Matter Experts and Thought Leaders


Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
January 10, 2024 – Online

“Hydrology Hazards: Considerations, Risk, and Factors” presented by Ian M. Knack, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Consultant.

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North American Construction Summit
January 17-18, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV

“Risk Management Planning: Top 5 Risk Avoidance Strategies for Contractors” presented by Timothy Brashear, P.E. (ret.), Vice President, Construction Services, Rimkus, and Caryn Fuller, Partner, HKA Global.

“Forensic Delay Analysis Success with or without Contemporaneous Documentation” presented by Murat Kilic, PSP, CFCC, Director, Rimkus, Nate Gockel, Director, HKA Global, and Brian D. Kahn, Esq., Chapman Glucksman.

“Contractor Failures: Warning Signs and Risk Mitigation” presented by Gloria B. Koehlinger, LEED AP, BD-C, STS, Director, Contractor Default Practice, Rimkus, Joshua K. Chesser, Partner, Krebs Farley, PLLC Ben Copstead, CPA, Underwriting Manager, AXA XL, and Derek Fennell, Assistant Vice President-SDI Claims Manager, AXA XL.

“Timeline Analysis for a Delay in startup (DSU) Claim within a Builder’s Risk Claim” presented by Henry Densham, BSc (Hons) MA LLB MRICS, Managing Director, Insurance Services Americas, CCi, A Rimkus Company, and John Eggum, Esq., Foran Glennon.

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North Alabama Claims Association “Skip the Traffic” CE Presentation
January 23, 2024 – Huntsville, AL

“Tornado Damage Assessment” presented by Justin M. Grammer, P.E., District Manager.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
January 24, 2024 – Online

“Thermal Imaging” presented by Carter W. Terry, P.E., CWI, Senior Consultant.

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