Rimkus Connections: October Edition

October 4, 2023


Rimkus is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! To our clients, friends, partners, and co-workers: thank you. This incredible milestone would not have been possible without your support, trust, and collaboration.

Since our company’s inception in 1983, we have been dedicated to providing innovative engineering solutions, cutting-edge technology, and top-tier consulting services. As we continue to grow and evolve with our changing industries, we are excited about the opportunities the future holds. We look forward to continuing to help you tackle your most complex challenges and achieve long-lasting project success.

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Built Environment Solutions

Our services for the built environment have always been designed with a focus on maintainability, resiliency, and sustainability. Looking to the future, we understand the unique, inherent challenges faced by clients as they maintain and repurpose their buildings and facilities to meet evolving needs.

Whether the goal is to improve energy efficiency, mitigate potential risks, comply with local regulations, or meet global climate targets, we have the expertise necessary to identify solutions to our clients’ toughest problems related to the built environment. Our new name reflects these priorities.

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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.



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 toolkit.”


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


Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence and Looking Ahead

This year, for our 40th anniversary, we are proud to announce several initiatives that will allow us to celebrate 40 years in business as well as directly give back to the communities in which we live and work.

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Carbon Footprint Reduction

To meet climate targets, building owners and operators will need to upgrade, retrofit, and ultimately decarbonize their properties. Our teams spanning the United States and Canada are composed of architects, engineers, and sustainability specialists who can help improve the energy efficiency of your buildings.

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Learning From Disaster: Unravelling the Grenfell Tower Fire

In June of 2017, Grenfell Tower, a high-rise residential building in West London, caught fire. This tragedy highlighted significant concerns about fire safety regulations, building standards, and potential construction defects.

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Property Practice Vice President Wes Jordan Named ASCE Fellow

We’re proud to announce the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction has named Rimkus Vice President James W. “Wes” Jordan as an ASCE Fellow.

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October Speaking Engagements
Subject Matter Experts and Thought Leaders


IASIU – Alabama Chapter 2023 Training Seminar
October 3, 2023 – Trussville, AL

“Fire Investigations and New Technology Overview” presented by Ronald L. Blankenship, IAAI-CFI (V), Senior Fire Consultant, Rimkus.

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35th Annual Product Liability Conference
October 10, 2023 – Madison, WI

“Organizing Industry Groups to Improve Product Safety” presented by Charles Burhans, Senior Vice President, Specialty Services, Applied Safety and Ergonomics, A Rimkus Company.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
October 18, 2023 – Online

“Construction Claims and Disputes” presented by Gloria B. Koehlinger, STS, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Contractor Default Practice, and Murat Kilic, PSP, CFCC, Director, Forensic Delay Analysis Practice.

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Rimkus Nashville Crash and Burn CE/CLE Seminar
October 20, 2023 – Nashville, TN

“Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Vehicle Collisions” presented by Courtney A. Cox, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

“Fire Investigations and Subrogation” presented by Lamar R. Childress, IAAI-CFI (V), NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI, Senior Fire Consultant, Rimkus.

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32nd Annual NJSIA Seminar
October 24, 2023 – Atlantic City, NJ

“Vehicle Damage Claims: Unveiling Fraud with Cutting-Edge Technology” presented by Michael A. Price, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus.

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