• Global Leaders in Forensic Investigations
  • Forensic Consultants and Engineers
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  • Excellence in Forensic Investigations
  • Going Beyond the Obvious

Forensic Engineers and Consultants --
World Class, Global Reach

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is one of the world's foremost forensic engineering and consulting firms. Headquartered in Houston, with over 40 offices across the U.S. and Europe, we work with insurance companies, law firms, corporations, government agencies and individuals to help them understand issues and resolve claims and disputes. For 30 years, our extensive list of satisfied clients has found that no assignment is too large, too small or too complex for our staff to handle promptly and professionally and to report back in a clear, concise manner.  We have supported those clients' needs in every state in the U.S. and 70 foreign countries.  Our professional workforce includes forensic engineers, forensic scientists, financial forensic experts and technical specialists who have years of experience and excel as forensic analysis experts in wide range of disciplines.

Forensic Engineers and Forensic Consultants

The forensic engineers and forensic consultants at Rimkus are experts in determining the causes of accidentsvehicle accidents of all kinds, industrial incidents, collapses, fires and explosions.  We reconstruct these accidents and incidents to explain the events to our clients and, where necessary, to juries.  Our forensic engineers are experienced in virtually every engineering discipline, and we supplement their skills with a variety of experts from other fields including fire cause and origin experts, Certified Industrial Hygienists, financial forensic experts and digital forensics experts to name just a few.

Failure Analysis

The primary function of forensic engineers is to determine after the fact exactly what happened to cause the failure.  At Rimkus, we go far beyond that to provide our clients with much more:

  • What happened?
  • Why did it happen?
  • How we can prevent it happening again?
  • Who, if anybody, caused it to happen?
  • How much it will cost and how long will it take to rebuild?
  • Are the reported repair costs reasonable?

Property Loss Consultants - Foundations, Roofs, Water Intrusion, Premises Liability

Rimkus forensic engineers have extensive experience in the assessment of damage to residential and commercial properties.  From construction defects to premises liability, our property loss experts and forensic construction experts have answered questions for our clients about problems ranging from the foundation to the roof.  The problems may be cosmetic or structural in nature, static or evolving, and the result of water intrusion, fire or natural catastrophe.  With issues understood, corrective action can be taken to resolve the problem.

Construction Engineers - Accidents, Delays, Management, Surety, Geotechnical

Since Rimkus first opened its doors, construction consulting has been a major part of our business.  We provide construction managers, project engineers, construction accident investigators, heavy equipment experts, and a variety of other construction consultants and construction experts to address our clients’ problems and concerns.  Our forensic structural engineers investigate problems from the foundation to the roofing system to assess the current structural state.  Forensic geotechnical engineers and geologists are also on hand to determine whether subsurface conditions such as sinkholes may be contributing to structural issues.  We also provide construction expert witness services if the problem is in litigation.  We also offer an engineering design service to utilize the talents and extensive experience of our staff.

Financial Forensics - Business Interruption - Business Valuation

Along with physical damage losses, most commercial losses include financial impacts such as business interruption losses from cessation of or reduction in operations.  Assessment of both the daily impacts and the duration of the loss period are a specialty at Rimkus.  We also assess business valuation to support matters in litigation, business ownership changes, and various other business damages.  Our financial forensic experts and forensic business analysts can determine both, explain the assessment in straightforward terminology, and help our clients to resolve the issues.

Fire Cause and Origin - Arson Investigation - Explosion Investigation

In the aftermath of fires and explosions, the question of origin and cause arises.  Rimkus fire origin and cause experts investigate the source of fires, determine whether arson was involved, and evaluate whether fire suppression systems performed as designed.  Our forensic explosion experts piece together the remains at explosion sites, evaluate operating records, and consider all available evidence to assess the cause or causes of explosions.  All are adept not only at investigating the explosion or fire cause and origin but also at explaining their findings in layman’s terminology for clients and juries.

Regardless of the nature of your forensic issues, Rimkus stands ready to assist you in investigating and understanding the root causes of accidents and incidents and solutions to them.

Locations

Rimkus offers 42 office locations all across the United States and in London.  We continue to open new offices to provide local support to forensic investigations for our clients.

  • Severe Weather Crosses Plains, South and Midwest
    On Friday, May 9, 2014, The National Weather Service reported straight line winds up to 120 miles per hour in Southwestern Indiana. Hundreds of homes were damaged, if not completely destroyed, by the powerful storm system. Damages are estimated to total nearly $100 million. more...
  • Drs. Richard Baratta and Dirk Smith to Speak at 2014 CLM Transportation Conference
    Richard V. Baratta, Ph.D., P.E., and Dirk E. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., will both be speaking at the CLM Transportation Conference on July 10, 2014 in Chicago on issues related to vehicle accidents.The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is an organization that brings togeher the claims management and ligitation management professionals in a collaboratitve and inclusive environment to further high standards in their work. more...
  • Kieran J. Purcell, P.E., to Speak at EECMA 2014 Annual Conference
    Kieran J. Purcell, P.E., LEED AP, Environmental Division Manager, will speak at the 2014 Conference of Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) at Captiva Island, Florida, April 30-May 2, 2014 on the topic "Site Remediation - Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead." The presentation focuses on the upcoming challenges that the industry may face. more...
  • Louis Inendino to Present Seminar on Low-Speed Vehicle Accidents
    Louis V. Inendino, P.E., of Rimkus' Indianapolis office will be speaking at the Illinois chapter meeting of the National Association of Safety Professionals. The topic of his presentation will be "Impact & Damage Analysis in Low-Speed Vehicle Collisions." more...
  • Forensic Engineer James W. Jordan, P.E., to Present "Wind Damage Evaluation" at the 15th Annual Worley Claims Expo to be held January 22-24, 2014 in San Antonio, TX
    HOUSTON, TX (January 10, 2014) - James W. (Wes) Jordan, P.E., Vice President at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., has been selected to present at the 15th Annual Worley Claims Expo presented by Worley Catastrophe Response. Jordan will speak on the topic "Wind Damage Evaluation." His presentation will include discussions on basic wind force concepts; building codes and standards; wind effects on buildings; wind events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and other storms; and case studies. more...
  • Winter Storm Ion Brings Coldest Temperatures in Two Decades
    HOUSTON, TX (January 8, 2014) Winter storm Ion, referred to by some meteorologists as a "polar vortex," has brought the coldest temperatures in nearly two decades to most of the continental United States, and record-setting lows in nearly two dozen major cities from Texas to the Midwest. The central states are experiencing sub-zero temperatures, with wind chills of up to minus 50 degrees in some areas. Additionally, Ion will bring blowing and drifting snow through the Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes areas, with anticipated depths of up to 30 inches. more...
  • Winter Storms Pack a Double Punch Across the Country
    Back-to-back named winter storms, Cleon and Dion, have created icy, snowy conditions from Amarillo, Texas through the Ohio River Valley, and from the Pacific Northwest to parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, continuing through the central states, and reaching New England today. The storms have caused downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power as emergency crews work diligently to restore service. Ice and snow, along with freezing temperatures, are anticipated to cause damage to roads, bridges, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, and building structures, such as roofs, foundations and plumbing systems, as well as disruption of normal business operations. more...
  • Rimkus Announces New Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Rimkus Increases Market Presence in Southwest Rimkus Consulting Group, one of the leading full-service forensic engineering and consulting firms in the U.S., announces the opening of its Albuquerque, New Mexico office. The opening of this new office allows increased regional coverage, permitting its consulting experts to provide timely response and enhanced cost-efficiencies for its clients in the Southwest. For improved geographic coverage and client convenience, Rimkus currently operates 41 offices nationwide. more...
  • William P. Creeden, P.E. to Present at 2013 Louisiana PRIMA Fall Conference
    HOUSTON, TX (December 6, 2013) - William (Bill) Creeden, P.E., District Manager at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. has been selected to present at the 2013 Fall Conference presented by the Louisiana Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA). Creeden will speak on the topic "Moisture Intrusion." His presentation will include discussion on the common sources of moisture intrusion to buildings, building envelope moisture sources, construction defects and deferred maintenance, storm-related moisture intrusion, interior moisture sources, and an introduction to mold growth associated with moisture intrusion. more...
  • Twelve States Impacted by Massive November Storm System
    HOUSTON, TX - An unusually large and powerful storm front swept through the Central states, spawning tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail as it moved eastward at approximately 60 miles per hour. more...
  • Rimkus to Co-Present Seminar on Current Oil and Gas Litigation Topics in Cologne, December 2013
    Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Brown Sims will be in Cologne, Germany in December 2013 to co-present technical, regulatory and insurance coverage topics regarding current oil field litigation issues to reinsurance professionals at the IntAP Autumn Technical Meeting. more...
  • Rimkus Provides Panelist on Successful Shale-Related Projects
    Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and engineering, construction, and construction management firm representatives will be panelists at McGraw Hill's ENR Energy Construction Summit on November 15, 2013 in Houston Texas. more...
  • Rimkus to Co-Present on Recent Trends in Allocation of Continuous or Progressive Losses in Los Angeles, October 2013
    Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and two law firm representatives will be panelists at the HB Litigation's Insurance Allocation Strategies conference during October 2013 to co-present technical and legal issues related to insurance allocations. more...
  • Rimkus to Co-Present Seminars on Current Oil and Gas Litigation Matters in London, September 2013
    Philip R. Watters, P.E.; Carl J. Pernicone, Partner, Wilson Esler; and Michael Conley, Principal, Offit Kurman, will present technical, regulatory and insurance coverage topics to insurance claims, underwriting and reinsurance professional in London on September 10, 2013 more...
  • Rimkus Releases New Assignments On-the-Go Application
    HOUSTON, TX (July 24, 2013) – Rimkus Consulting Group announces the release of the Assignments On-the-Go application for smart phone and tablet devices. Targeted at clients operating outside of the office environment, the new application facilitates making new assignments to Rimkus while still on-site at loss locations. more...
  • Rimkus to Present Environmental Topics at Tampa Seminar
    Philip R, Watters, P.E., and Jeffrey H. Peters, P.E., will present two environmental topics at Rimkus' 10th Annual Tampa Continuing Education seminar being held June 19-20, 2013. more...
  • Philip R. Watters, P.E. and Kieran J. Purcell, P.E. to speak at the 2013 Emerging Environmental Claims Manager Association
    Rimkus environmental engineers Philip R. Watters, P.E. and Kieran J. Purcell, P.E. will present "The Oil Field Legacy -- Litigation, Cleanups and Claims" at the 2013 Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) on May 2, 2013 in Captiva Island, FL. more...
  • Forensic Engineer Jerry Mercer, P.E. Joins Distinguished Speaker Panel at 2013 ABA Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting
    HOUSTON, TX (April 17, 2013) –Gerald (Jerry) Mercer, P.E., Vice President at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., has been selected to speak at the 2013 Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting, presented by the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Mercer will be a panelist on the topic Expert Issues. The panel will discuss how to identify proper experts needed to support or refute the application of exclusions and how the Daubert standard may impact an expert’s ability to opine on these exclusions. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Opens Salt Lake City Office
    HOUSTON, TX (March 11, 2013) - Rimkus Consulting Group, a leader in forensic engineering consulting services, has announced the opening of a new office in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 1, 2013. This new office is led by Rimkus District Manager Christopher R. Grubbs, P.E. The addition of this location will provide increased regional coverage while providing a full complement of forensic engineering and professional consulting services. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Opens Memphis Office
    HOUSTON, TX (December 10, 2012) - Rimkus Consulting Group, a leader in forensic engineering consulting services, has announced the opening of a new office in Memphis, Tennessee on December 1, 2012. This new office is led by Rimkus District Manager, Lawrence Wedderstrand, P.E. The addition of this location will provide increased regional coverage while providing a full complement of forensic engineering and professional consulting services. more...
  • Rimkus Announces Staff Expansion in California
    HOUSTON, TX (August 15, 2012) - Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting, recently announced the expansion of their San Francisco and Los Angeles operations with the addition of several new staff members. John (Jack) Dolan, P.E., a civil engineer and general contractor, has been named District Manager over both Rimkus California offices. Mr. Dolan brings more than 20 years experience in construction project management, construction job site safety, construction estimating and scheduling, design/build projects and civil/structural engineering. "With the addition of these qualified experts to our California offices," said Dolan, "we can more efficiently meet the demand for our forensic engineering expertise. No matter the type of forensic investigation involving catastrophic events, property damage, vehicle accidents, fire and explosions, equipment failures, or construction defects, we can provide the qualified consultants to respond." more...
  • Rimkus Experts Speak at EECMA Annual Conference
    Rimkus environmental experts were featured speakers at the Emerging Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) conference held May 2-4, 2012 at the South Seas Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. more...
  • Multiple Tornadoes Hit Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Rimkus Responds.
    An unstable warm air mass collided with a low pressure cold front on April 3, 2012, spawning at least 16 confirmed tornadoes in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area. It is estimated that 200 homes were destroyed, and another 650 were damaged by the tornadoes, which ranged in intensity from EF-0 to EF-3. Commercial structures in the area were similarly affected. The Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport and more than 100 aircraft located at the airport were damaged by hail during the storm event. more...
  • Rimkus Announces New Kansas City Office
    In response to client needs, Rimkus Consulting Group has opened a new office serving the Kansas City area. An increase in assignments from our clients in this area made this a viable location for expansion. Senior Consultant Scott Schroeder, P.E., was selected to commence operations in the office. His broad experience and multi-state registration as a professional engineer make him an excellent choice. more...
  • Rimkus CAT Team Responds to Record-Setting March Storms
    Rimkus' CAT Team has swung into action yet again in 2012. More than 160 reports of tornados and over 900 reports of severe storms--some bearing hail in the 1- to 2-inch range and wind gusts over 80 mph--were recorded on March 2-3, 2012. more...
  • Dr. Richard Baratta on Trip vs. Slip
    In a recently article published in Claims Journal, Dr. Richard Baratta of Rimkus' Houston office explained the difference between "trip and fall" and "slip and fall" incidents. While a "slip" is the result of a loss of friction between the individual's footwear and the floor, a "trip" results from the foot encountering an unexpected obstacle, including experiencing too much traction. more...
  • Rimkus Opens Philadelphia Office
    To support growing demand for its forensic investigation services, Rimkus has opened a 37th office in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Having served the area needs from both the Baltimore and New York offices in the past, demand reached a point that supported a new local office to serve the Philadelphia area. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group's Engineering CAT Team to Provide Assistance Following Pacific Northwest Storms
    On January 19, 2012, a Pacific Northwest winter storm packing winds of 100 mph dumped more than a foot of snow on residents in western Washington and Oregon. Snow-laden tree limbs and high winds caused massive power outages. With more heavy rain and melting snow from recent storms, flooding has become a top concern along some rivers in southwestern Washington and western Oregon. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Experts to Participate in Fracking Litigation Conference
    Rimkus experts will participate in the Fracking Litigation Conference to be held in Dallas on December 13, 2011. Bringing to the event their expertise in health and environmental risks, remediation, and insurance coverage implications will be Philip R. Watters, P.E., Kieran J. Purcell, P.E., and John C. Orr, CPCU, all of Rimkus. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Expands Forensic Healthcare Technology Division
    Rimkus, a leading forensic consulting firm, now offers the services of its medical device and healthcare technology practice to meet surging demand for review of healthcare and patient injury claims from medical equipment failures and manufacturing defects; damage stemming from storms and other catastrophic events; damage to equipment as a result of building envelope and mechanical systems failures; intellectural property disputes, and other legal disputes more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Adds Toyota to Its Growing List of Crash Data Recovery Vehicles
    Houston, TX (September 1, 2011) - Rimkus Consulting Group, one of the world's leading full-service, forensic engineering and accident reconstruction firms, has added Toyota to its list of vehicles compatible with the latest version of crash data recovery technology. Toyota joins GM, Ford and Chrysler in being compatible with Rimkus' crash data retrieval tool, equating an ability to recover pre-crash data on 65 percent of all vehicles sold in the U.S. more...
  • Top Forensic Engineering Firm Opens Columbus, Ohio Office
    Rimkus Consulting Group, one of the leading full-service, forensic engineering consulting firms in the U.S., has announced the opening of its Columbus office. This location will allow Rimkus to offer improved coverage to clients in Ohio, Northeast Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania while providing them with a full complement of forensic engineering consulting services. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Announces New Product Evaluation Laboratory in Chicago
    New offering provides low-cost solution to examination of consumer products that have suffered failures and assessment of subrogation opportunities more...
  • Jeffrey Peters to Speak at 2011 Council on Litigation Management Conference
    Houston, TX (Jan. 28, 2011) - Mr. Jeffrey Peters, Vice President at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., has been selected to speak at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). Mr. Peters is slated to speak on the topic "If Your Project is Green, Is It the Money or the Disease?" more...
  • Rimkus Environmental and Toxic Tort News, Vol. 1.2
    Television and newspaper articles report insurance claims and litigation are rapidly surfacing in Gulf Coast and Southeastern states by homeowners with concerns about off-gassing from Chinese drywall in their homes: more...
  • Rimkus Environmental and Toxic Tort News, Vol. 1.1
    A Rimkus Certified Industrial Hygienist recently conducted a water quality survey of a Houston nursing home where there were concerns about the safety of the water supply. Not only does lead contamination impact children, but also senior citizens and those with weak immune systems. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Names Curtis R. Brown President and Chief Executive Officer
    HOUSTON, TX (Oct. 28, 2008) – Rimkus Consulting Group’s Board of Directors has named Curtis R. Brown the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer succeeding S. Frank Culberson. Brown, with the firm nearly 20 years, has served as Senior Vice President in charge of District Office operations for the past five years and is a member of the Rimkus Board. more...
  • Structural Damage Due to Floods
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that each year approximately 90 percent of all disaster-related property damage results from flooding. Over the past decade, the average flood claim in the United States has been more than $46,000 with yearly totals averaging $3.5 billion per year. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Opens Office in Richmond, Virginia
    HOUSTON, TX (May 12, 2008) – Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting services, today announced the recent opening of its office in Richmond, Virginia. This office is among several Rimkus has opened this year to keep pace with a growing client base. The Richmond location will provide customers with services such as fire cause and origin, property damage evaluations, construction dispute support and resolution, vehicle accident reconstruction, and expert witness testimony, as well as catastrophic event analysis services which typically require a local presence. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Opens Office in Nashville, Tennessee
    HOUSTON, TX(May 12, 2008) – Today, Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting services, announced the recent opening of its office in Nashville, Tennessee. This office is among several Rimkus has opened this year to keep pace with a growing client base. The Nashville location will provide customers with services such as fire cause and origin, property damage evaluations, construction dispute support and resolution, vehicle accident reconstruction, and expert witness testimony, as well as catastrophic event analysis services which typically require a local presence. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Appoints Robert Kocher to Board of Directors
    HOUSTON, TX (May 8, 2008) – Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting services, continues its commitment to quality and its focus on providing clients with the most accomplished forensic engineers and trained experts in the industry by announcing the recent addition of Robert Kocher, Vice President - Eastern Region to the Board of Directors. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Vindicated as Mississippi Judge Throws Out Complaint; Cites Insufficient Evidence
    HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 29, 2008) – On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 a Federal District Judge in Mississippi dismissed complaints against Rimkus Consulting Group because the plaintiffs failed to present sufficient evidence. The suit by Dr. David and Marilynn Aiken included claims against their homeowner’s insurance carrier USAA, and alleged that USAA and Rimkus conspired to defraud them of their insurance benefits following Hurricane Katrina. The Aikens also named a Rimkus professional engineer as a defendant, and all claims against the engineer were likewise dismissed. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Expands Operations with Little Rock Office
    HOUSTON, TX(Dec. 6, 2007) – Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting services, today announced the recent opening of its Little Rock, Arkansas office. This office is among several Rimkus has opened this year to keep pace with a growing client base. Similar to the office recently opened in Oklahoma City, the Little Rock location will provide customers with services such as fire cause and origin; property damage evaluations; vehicle accident reconstruction; and expert witness testimony; as well as catastrophic event analysis services which typically require a local presence. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Expands Operations with Oklahoma Office
    HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 6, 2007)– Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting services, today announced the recent opening of its Oklahoma City office. This office enables Rimkus to better serve customers in and around Oklahoma with services such as fire cause and origin; property damage evaluations; vehicle accident reconstruction; and expert witness testimony; as well as catastrophic event analysis services which, in many cases, require a local presence. more...
  • Rimkus Referenced as Consulting Engineers in San Antonio Housing Authority's Mirasol Homes Project Construction Defects Debate
    San Antonio Express-News August 1, 2007 In another indication of how extensive construction problems might be at the complaint-plagued Mirasol Homes project, an engineer's report has concluded that about 40 percent of the doors and most windows need major repairs. San Antonio Housing Authority Chairman Phil Nelson, who's been dealing with Mirasol issues since 2003, said he was surprised by the extent of the problems. "My original feelings were that the construction was done properly," he said. The report — written by the Rimkus Consulting Group and paid for by SAHA, which owns Mirasol — covers inspections of 37 of the 246 houses in the West Side public housing project. more...
  • Davidson County (NC) Fire Marshall Perry Tyler Joins Rimkus (Lexington, NC The Dispatch, July 7, 2007)
    Perry Tyler, DavidsonCounty's fire marshal, has spent most of the last 18 years on call, but a new job has called him to leave his post as the county's top fire official. Tyler's last day with the county was Friday as he left to take a new job as a fire consultant with Rimkus Consulting Group, a private forensic group that investigates fires for insurance companies and other clients. Tyler said he will continue to live in Lexingtonbut will have to commute a few times a week to the Charlotte office. more...
  • Rimkus Celebrates Ralph Graham's 80th Birthday
    On Wednesday, April 11th, the Houston office of Rimkus Consulting Group celebrated the 80th birthday of Senior Vice President and member of the Board of Directors Ralph S. Graham. more...
  • Frank Culberson Interview Appears in World Energy: Casting an Expert Eye
    World Energy Interviews Frank Culberson: Casting an Expert Eye more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Expands West Coast Presence with San Francisco Office
    HOUSTON and SAN FRANCISCO (February 6, 2007) – Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting, today announced the addition of a San Francisco office. This location is the company’s second California office as it expands to meet the demands of a rapidly growing client base. more...
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Promotes Key Personnel to Oversee Growing Business Operations in the U.S.
    HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 16, 2007) – Rimkus Consulting Group, a global leader in forensic consulting services, continues its commitment to quality and its focus on providing clients with the most accomplished forensic engineers and trained experts in the industry with recent promotions of seven personnel responsible for managing the company’s growing business operations in the United States. more...
  • Rimkus' Wes Jordan and Saul Paulius Author ASCE Paper on "Hurricane Damage Assessment: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina"
    Abstract: Hurricane Katrina has been estimated to be the costliest storm in U.S. history, with total losses exceeding $100 billion. Hurricane Katrina was at Category 5 strength while in the Gulf of Mexico, and reportedly diminished to a strong Category 3 when it struck the Louisiana and Mississippi coast on August 29, 2005. The hurricane surge forces breached protective levees in New Orleans, and resulted in catastrophic flooding in the City. more...