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.
Damage Noted to Structures, Roadways, Residences and Businesses
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. has offered to its clients worldwide the services of its forensic engineering teams who are experienced in responding to catastrophic (CAT) events. The Rimkus CAT team an assembly of engineers and construction professionals who specialize in identifying property damage to commercial and residential structures, as well as industrial facilities that arise from ice storms, wind storms, mudslides, earthquakes and flooding. Rimkus also offers expertise in financial forensics to assist in assessing damages to business operations stemming from CAT events.
According to Glen Pettibone, Rimkus’ District Manager for the northwest region, among the wide range of services anticipated to be called upon to respond to client needs resulting from this latest event are the following:
- Roof and Building Damage Assessments
- Structural Integrity Evaluations
- Snow Load and Wind Damage Analysis
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Analysis
- Water Intrusion and Flooding Analysis
- Cost to Repair and Replace Evaluations
- Construction Oversight Management
- Slip, Trip, and Fall Evaluations
- Business Interruption Assessments
- Business Valuation Assessments
- Economic Damages Determinations