Rimkus Connections: September Edition

September 6, 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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Our Minneapolis office has moved
New location, same great service

We’ve relocated our Minneapolis office! Our new location is now open for business and will continue to provide a vital link to other Rimkus operations in the Northern United States.

Gateway Business Park 2
423 West Travelers Trail
Burnsville, MN 55337

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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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Kuba J. Glazek
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.

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


Net-Zero Energy Services

The architects, engineers, and construction professionals at Rimkus are uniquely qualified to assist with the optimization of buildings. We offer energy benchmarking assessments, energy audits, and other investigative services to help clients understand their path toward net-zero.

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Building Envelope Services

Rimkus is an experienced provider of building envelope services. To help our clients improve the quality of life in their spaces, we offer a comprehensive suite of services to facilitate the maintenance, operation, and restoration of buildings.

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Digital Intelligence Services

The specialized experts at Rimkus and Unique Wire partner to help clients understand complex technical issues by extracting and analyzing critical information from digital devices, networks, and data sources.

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Rimkus Property Practice Leader Discusses the Current State of Property Claims

J. Phil Wilbourn II, P.E., Director, Rimkus Property Practice, shared his thoughts alongside other industry leaders in a Leading Out Loud Q&A with Claims and Litigation Management.

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September Speaking Engagements
Subject Matter Experts and Thought Leaders


Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
September 6, 2023 – Online

“Digital Intelligence in Vehicle Theft vs. Fraud Forensic Analysis” presented by David C. Lund, ACTAR, Senior Consultant and Digital Intelligence Coordinator, and Joseph Manges, ACTAR, Senior Consultant.

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2023 SUPDET Conference
September 12, 2023 – Northbrook, IL

“Using Localized Fire Suppression Technology to Extinguish Electrical Fires within Junction Boxes” presented by Clifton F. Royston, P.E., Principal Consultant, Rimkus.

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Rimkus Pittsburgh Live Crash and Burn CE/CLE Seminar
September 14, 2023 – Monroeville, PA

“Fire Investigations and New Technology Overview” presented by Luke J. Nelson, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Consultant.

“Structural Evaluation Following a Fire” presented by Ryan A. Fitzgerald, P.E., Senior Consultant.

“Accident Investigation and Evidence Gathering” presented by Kevin J. Shook, ACTAR, Consultant.

“Live Crash and Burn Demonstrations” presented by Rimkus.

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DAPA General Membership Meeting
September 19, 2023 – Dallas, TX

“Intro to Rimkus’ Experts” presented by Thomas (Tom) M. Kosanda, P.E., District Manager, Christian R. Sax, P.E., PTOE, Transportation Practice Leader, Tahndie L. Price, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI, Fire Consultant, and Anne C. Ward, Ph.D., Consultant, Applied Safety and Ergonomics, A Rimkus Company.

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Rimkus CE/CLE Webinar
September 20, 2023 – Online

“Analyzing Improper Stormwater Drainage, Design, and Maintenance” presented by Joseph D. O’Neill, P.E., Senior Consultant.

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Indianapolis Live Burn CE Seminar
September 28, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN

“Fire Origin and Cause” presented by Brent A. Schockman, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Practice Leader.

“Electrical Facts, Myths, and More” presented by Dale A. Rook, P.E., Senior Consultant.

“Live Burn Demonstrations” presented by Rimkus.

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