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Rimkus Connections: November Edition

November 1, 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.

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2023 Toronto Urban Design Award Winner:
Bloor-Annex BIA Parkettes

We’re proud to announce that members of our Built Environment team contributed to an award-winning project at the Bloor-Annex BIA Parkettes in Toronto.

The Toronto Urban Design Awards recognize projects that “contribute significantly to the quality and design excellence of [Toronto’s] built environment.”

We provided structural engineering services for the parkettes, which provide spaces for passive moments in the bustling Toronto neighborhood and won the Design Award of Excellence for the Small Open Spaces category.

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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.


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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News and Articles
Trending Topics and Services

Choosing a Low-Slope Roofing System for Your Building Project

Members of our Built Environment team recently shared their expertise on low-slope roofing systems with Roofing Contractor Magazine.

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MEP Services for the Built Environment

The Rimkus Built Environment team provides comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life safety consulting services for commercial, hospitality, multi-residential, institutional, and industrial applications.

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Understand the Regulations Affecting California Properties

Partnering with Rimkus is the first step toward confirming that a property meets statutory requirements and is safe for residents. We help clients proactively address issues before they become costly problems.

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Capital Planning

By focusing on resiliency and sustainability, we can help clients meet climate requirements, comply with local regulations, and improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

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November Speaking Engagements
Subject Matter Experts and Thought Leaders


Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
November 1, 2023 – Online

“Biomechanics: Beyond Low-Speed Vehicle Impacts” presented by Appaji Panchangam, Ph.D., P.Eng., ACTAR, Biomechanical Practice Leader.

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Berkley Design Professional Webinar
November 2, 2023 – Online

“Project Risk Engineering for General Contractors” presented by Timothy R. Brashear, P.E., ret., Vice President, Construction Services, Rimkus, and Andrew D. Mendelson, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Management and CX Officer, Berkley Alliance Managers.

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Perrin National Defect Conference
November 9, 2023 – New Orleans, LA

“Quality Control” presented by David C. Metallo, Jr., P.E., Principal Consultant, Rimkus, Christine Gudaitis, Esq., Ver Ploeg & Marino, Michael Hinojosa, President and Chief Claim Officer, National Claim Services, and Anita M. Thornell, CCLA, Claims Consultant, Nationwide.

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NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit
November 10, 2023 – Anaheim, CA

“General Session: Code, Standards, and the Practicing Engineer” presented by Julie C. Furr, P.E., S.E.C.B., Senior Structural Engineer, Rimkus, Emily Guglielmo, P.E., S.E., Principal, Martin/Martin, INC., John O’Brien, P.E., S.E., Director of Engineering, PES Structural Engineers, Emily Dunham, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer, KPFF, Seth Thomas, P.E., S.E., Associate, KPFF Portland, Lauren Posey, P.E., Professional Engineer, Martin/Martin, Inc., and John Grenier, P.E., President, Grenier Engineering.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
November 15, 2023 – Online

“Advantages of Technology in Forensic Animation and Security Video Enhancement” presented by Digvijay (VJ) S. Tanwar, Director, Visual Media and Technology.

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