Rimkus 2016 Speaking Engagements Update

Rimkus is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff will continue to present a number of continuing education seminars throughout the balance of the year. Their lectures will embrace a variety of topics, involving a number of disciplines that focus on forensic investigations to help meet the needs of risk managers, attorneys, and claims professionals.

National Events

Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Claims College
September 9, 2016 – Baltimore, Maryland

"Anatomy of a Truck" presented by Dirk E. Smith, PhD, PE, ACTAR, Senior Vice President, Forensic Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Advanced Truck Accident Reconstruction” presented by Mark H. Nelson, PE, ACTAR, CFEI, CVFI, LEED® AP, Eastern Region Forensic Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The CLM's Claims College is a two-day educational experience where students will benefit from a rigorous curriculum, which is designed to help strengthen current skills and develop new skills and knowledge in order to excel professionally. Upon successful completion of all three levels, graduates will earn the Certified Claims Professional (CCP) in Casualty Clams designation. Click herefor more information.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Central Regional Adjusters Conference
September 7, 2016 – St. Louis, Missouri

“HVAC Hail Damage: Repair vs. Replace” presented by Jeffrey H. Peters, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, MAC, CEICC, CSDS, CMCC, Vice President, MEP Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Central Regional Conference is a two-day event which provides industry professionals the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of CE credits. Regional critical claims topics will be presented and give attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge to broaden professional development skills. Click herefor more information.

Arkansas Trucking Seminar
September 13, 2016 - Rogers, Arkansas

“Autonomous Vehicles – How Close are We?”will be presented by Dirk E. Smith, PhD, PE, ACTAR, Senior Vice President, Forensic Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Arkansas Trucking Seminarbrings together trucking industry professionals, and defense counsel to address the important issues in the dynamic trucking business.

Regional Events

Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium
August 18, 2016 – New Orleans, Louisiana

"Health Impact Assessments for Offshore Locations" presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
                      
The 20thAnnual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium will host industry professionals, students, and scholars and provide an educational platform to cover a myriad of industry topics. Click herefor more information.     

Atlanta CPCU Annual All Industry Day
August 19, 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia

“Biomechanics of Lumbar Discs” presented by Anastasios D. Tsoumanis, PhD, ACTAR, Eastern Region Biomechanical Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
                                               
The Atlanta CPCU Society Chapter Annual All Industry Day is a one-day event which will offer attendees the opportunity to earn Georgia Continuing Education credits through seminars on a variety of disciplines including claims, and underwriting and risk management.  Click herefor more information.             

Food Law Forum
September 9, 2016 – Dallas, Texas
                                              
"Anatomy of an Investigation: Recognizing the Extraordinary (Before the Media and Regulators)"presented by Jack Jeffers, Vice President, Quality and Consumer Affairs, Dean Foods, Gale Prince, President and Founder, SAGE Food Safety, and Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
                      
The Food Law Forum is a daylong program hosted by Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and will feature presentations pertaining to food contamination, product recalls, and regulatory enforcement.Click herefor more information.                  

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 6th Annual Continuing Education Seminar
September 9, 2016 – Phoenix, Arizona

“Bicycle Accident Reconstruction” presented by Garrick F. Mitchell, MS, PE, ACTAR, Western Region Forensic Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Mechanical and Plumbing Construction Defects” presented by Erik C. Johnson, PE, ACTAR, LEED® AP BD+C, Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
“Ethical Issues for Insurance Adjusters “Choose Your Own Adventure” presented by Patrick C. Gorman, Esq. and Josh Snell, Esq., Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC.

“The Reptile: A Primer” presented by Susie Ingold, Esq., Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., and Jonathan Higgins, PE, LEED® AP , Vice President, Western Region

"Drone Usage: Unmanned Aerial Systems for Inspections” presented by “Thomas Cate, PE, SE, Western Region Construction Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 
The Rimkus 6th Annual Continuing Education Seminaris a one-day event which will include a variety of topics such as Mechanical and Plumbing related Construction Defects, Drone Usage for Property Assessments, Bicycle Accident Reconstruction, Adjuster Ethics, and “Reptilian” Plaintiff Attorney Tactics.  Up to 5 hours of CE credits in select states are offered. Click here for more information.         

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Fire Investigation and Live Burn Demonstration
September 28, 2016 – Flowood, Mississippi

“Selecting the Right Fire Expert” presented by Andy Asbell, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI, District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Structural Evaluation Following a Fire” presented by Lawrence L. Wedderstrand, PE, CXLT, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Litigating an Arson Case – Presentation and Panel Discussion” presented by Andy Asbell, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI District Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Rebecca Blunden, Esq.,Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A.

“Live Burn Demonstration” presented by Andy Asbell, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI, District Manager, Tony R. Clark, PE, Principal Consultant, and Lawrence L. Wedderstrand, PE, CXLT, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus Fire Investigation & Live Burn Demonstrationis a six hour seminar which will include three hours of classroom presentations and three hours of live burn training and investigation. CE credits for AL, AR, LA, MS, and TX will be offered. Click here for more information.         

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 2nd Annual Continuing Education Seminar
September 30, 2016 – Seattle, Washington

“Green Roof Construction, Materials and Problems” presented by John C. Bolig, RA, LEED® AP, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Suzanne Pierce, Esq., Davis, Rothwell, Earle & Xochihua, P.C.

“Hash Oil Explosions” presented by Ted J. Hickey, CFI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Robert J. Slavik, Esq., Cozen O’Connor.
“Construction Vibration Property Damage Evaluations” presented by Christopher A. Hasse, PE, SE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Residential M&P Construction Defects” presented by Erik C. Johnson, PE, ACTAR, LEED® AP BD+C, Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
"Fundamental Electrical Principles” presented by Joe Nowikowski, PE, CFEI, Western Region Electrical Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 
The Rimkus 2nd Annual Continuing Education Seminaris a one-day event offering AK, CA, MT, TX and WY CE credits and OR and WA CLE credits. Topics include Green Roof Construction, Hash Oil Explosions, Construction Vibration Property Damage, Mechanical and Plumbing Construction Defects, and Fundamental Electrical Principles. Click herefor more information.         

Webinars

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 2nd Annual Retail Claims Webinar
September 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

"Retail Customer Liability Claims” presented by G. Jeffrey Vernis Esq., Vernis & Bowling

"Human Factors: How Human Factors Can Save the Retail Claim” presented by Jason Jupe, MS, PE, Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Understanding a Foodborne Illness Outbreak” presented by G. Jeffrey Vernis Esq., Vernis & Bowling and Allison Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Rimkus 2nd Annual Retail Claims Webinar features three 1 hour continuing education courses. Click herefor more information and to register.