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Rimkus Consulting

 
Overview
 
Since 1983, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. has built and maintained a reputation of quality, reliability and integrity in service to its clients. Our staff of forensic professionals is second to none and is dedicated to fast,efficient response and creating a product of uncompromising quality.
Culture
You Want The Facts. Our engineers, environmental scientists, and business analysts use proven forensic techniques to probe and analyze construction accidents and disputes, residential and commercial problems, product failures, motor vehicle and marine accidents, and industrial fires and explosions of all kinds. Our job is to find out what happened and why, from the cause and origin through the extent of loss. In many cases, we can point the way toward a speedy disposition of the claim. You'll find that the Rimkus approach to problem solving is honed by collective experience. Our broad range of services reflects the combined experience of 300+ seasoned professionals.
People
Our staff members are well educated and broadly experienced, with mature judgment and the ability to communicate quickly and clearly. Our continuing market growth across a range of technical, scientific, business and engineering disciplines demands that we seek qualified persons to meet our commitments. We also engage part-time consultants, who offer special capabilities. Rimkus offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, a flexible work environment and professional advancement opportunities. We invite inquiries from those who may qualify. Rimkus is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Products
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Rimkus’ engineers, environmental scientists, and business analysts use proven forensic techniques to probe and analyze construction accidents and disputes, residential and commercial problems, product failures, motor vehicle and marine accidents, and industrial fires and explosions of all kinds. Our job is to find out what happened and why, from the cause and origin through the extent of loss. In many cases, we can point the way toward a speedy disposition of the claim.

  • Construction
    Rimkus offers a highly specialized team of construction professionals to serve you in all aspects of construction management, claims, and dispute resolution. Our experienced team consists of engineers, architects, construction managers, project managers, and technical support personnel. Rimkus consultants have designed, engineered, constructed, managed, operated, and maintained a wide variety of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential facilities worldwide.

  • Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
    Vehicle accidents are a fact of life. All too often, they lead to extensive property damage and even deaths. In all forms of accidents, from a low-speed accidents to collisions involving fixed objects, tractor trailers, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians or trains, Rimkus' experts perform a comprehensive analysis to determine what happened and why. When required, we also produce a computer-generated video animation to help explain the accident to a jury.

  • Environmental Science
    The drive to reclaim a cleaner environment in the United States and other developed nations has produced a new generation of laws, regulations, claims, disputes and a history of very costly, complex litigation. Rimkus' expertise in this field has grown and kept pace with those developments. Our engineering and technical staff is experienced in geology, hydrogeology, industrial economics, toxicology, environmental analysis, chemical operations, processing engineering and manufacturing, waste disposal, and regulatory issues. We have experience in remediation analysis, toxicology and industrial hygiene.

  • Fires & Explosions
    The complex task of uncovering the cause and origin of a fire or explosion can be performed only by highly experienced professionals in the field. Faced with what appears to be nothing more than a charred pile of lumber from a residential fire or the twisted ruins of refinery piping, Rimkus' experts have uncovered the causes of hundreds of incidents over the years. And finding the cause is the first step to placing responsibility. We stand ready to examine your incident next.

  • Product Liability
    Loss of life or serious injury accidents are often blamed on equipment or product malfunctions. Rimkus evaluates property damage caused by commercial products, heavy equipment, or machines not working properly. Our experts establish how and why a given product or machine failed. Rimkus' investigative techniques have been developed to analyze the full spectrum of the product cycle, including evaluating the method of use and operation by the owner. Only when all of these critical aspects are considered can a factual basis be developed to explain the cause of the failure.

  • Property Losses and Construction Defects
    Problems with commercial and residential buildings occur on a daily basis. Some problems can be attributed to natural causes like storms or high winds, and some can be accidental, such as fires. But others may relate to construction defects. At Rimkus, we understand the problems associated with buildings of all sorts. Our hands-on experts, from engineering and architectural backgrounds, analyze damages from foundations to roofs.

  • Mold & Indoor Air Quality
    Health hazards are found everywhere in today's environment, sometimes even in households with excessive moisture. Only trained professionals can sort out the problems that result. Rimkus has consulted on these matters in facilities ranging from large industrial plants to single-family homes. We have become specialists in mold and indoor air quality problems, both of which are becoming more common in today's tightly built energy efficient homes and commercial buildings.

  • Industrial Losses
    Rimkus' professionals have investigated over 500 industrial accidents all over the world. From documenting the site and evidence recovery
    procedures to the applicable OSHA regulations and material testing, Rimkus provides a full service, multi-disciplined approach. Our industrial accident investigation experience includes explosions, fires, boiler and machinery failures, structural failures, mechanical failures, heavy equipment failures, pipeline ruptures, electrical failures and chemical releases.

  • Business Interruption/Analysis
    Rimkus' Business Group provides all forms of financial analysis and forensic accounting services. We analyze business interruption and lost profits claims, and we perform business valuations. Our technical expertise, combined with our experience in financial analysis and accounting, means that the loss claims of complex businesses can be examined in detail for accuracy and validity. Mitigation efforts and expenses can be analyzed for applicability and effectiveness. Our experience includes claims involving everything from commercial offices to petrochemical plants and offshore oil and gas operations. This depth of analysis can be accomplished only by combining practical engineering, accounting and economic experience-and Rimkus does it well.

  • Oil & Gas
    Rimkus' Business Group provides all forms of financial analysis and forensic accounting services. We analyze business interruption and lost profits claims, and we perform business valuations. Our technical expertise, combined with our experience in financial analysis and accounting, means that the loss claims of complex businesses can be examined in detail for accuracy and validity. Mitigation efforts and expenses can be analyzed for applicability and effectiveness. Our experience includes claims involving everything from commercial offices to petrochemical plants and offshore oil and gas operations. This depth of analysis can be accomplished only by combining practical engineering, accounting and economic experience-and Rimkus does it well.

  • Video/Animation
    An elegant solution to a complex engineering problem is only as good as one's ability to explain it. Rimkus' Video and Animation Group has over 12 years of experience in preparing animated sequences for use as demonstrative evidence in court cases. We frequently combine the animation sequences with live video footage for greater realism. Invariably, the audience, whether a jury or opposing factions in an insurance dispute, finds these animation sequences highly persuasive. Contact us for a free CD showing samples of our work.

  • Catastrophes
    When a catastrophe strikes, time is of the essence. You need an expert who can mobilize and be on the scene within a matter of hours. Rimkus' special catastrophe teams are ready to go and are able to provide the crucial and timely analyses that are vital in the assessment of the damage to pave the way to a speedy recovery. Structural damage, wind versus rising water damage, and similar problems are analyses we do every day. We also are available to determine whether repairs are feasible, complete a scope of those repairs, provide you with a completed estimate and monitor the construction progress after the costs have been agreed to with your insured’s contractor. And our HAZWOPER-trained experts can perform the monitoring and sampling required during hazardous waste clean-ups and remediation efforts.

  • Surety
    Whether it is performance bond default or payment bond default, Rimkus will move quickly to determine the most appropriate course of action. Our experience has shown that our affirmative and aggressive approach on behalf of the Surety has the effects of controlling the loss and creating a positive adjustment to contract balances. We have extensive experience in planning, management, scheduling, and contract dispute resolution in the construction industry. Contractor default analyses, completion cost estimates, and construction claims resolution are supported by Rimkus' staff of more than 200 professionals in 18 U.S. offices.

  • Asbestos
    From a public health perspective, minimizing or eliminating asbestos exposure in homes and workplaces is an absolute necessity. With asbestos litigation a growing concern, Rimkus experts can assess commercial, industrial and residential facilities for the presence of asbestos and develop appropriate remediation plans for its removal and proper disposal. We also review plans developed by other consultants to assure that the plans are comprehensive and appropriate for the conditions, that all regulatory requirements are met, and that no extra work is included in the plan. Let our experts be your experts.

  • Environmental Site Assessments
    Rimkus engineers and scientists help to protect clients from the unknowns associated with property acquisition. Hazardous wastes, asbestos materials, mold, leaking storage tanks – all can dramatically change the economics of a new property. The assessments are structured in phases to insure that only those activities necessary to give you assurance about the property’s condition are performed. Each phase provides additional intelligence to aid in the decision-making process surrounding your transaction.

  • Property Condition Assessments
    Rimkus provides Property Condition Assessments (PCA) to help our clients in determining if there are problems which may impact a facility’s continued operation. We can ascertain the current physical condition of the properties and their individual building components. PCAs identify, to the extent feasible, improvements and physical deficiencies in a property’s material systems, components, and equipment as of the time of inspection. We also provide cost estimates to repair or correct conditions as required. Rimkus provides an Immediate Needs Analysis and a Future Needs Analysis to identify anticipated capital expenditures on major building components over the life of a loan or other defined period. If required, our staff of engineers and construction specialists will assess property conditions, life safety issues, building code and ADA compliance issues.

  • Government Contract Claims
    Rimkus provides full-service consulting services to assist private and public entities, contractors, subcontractors, and third parties engaged in contracts at the federal, state and local levels. We specialize in defense and aerospace contracts, construction contracts, and environmental services contracts. Our government contract advisory expertise encompasses contract performance audits, incurred cost and contract compliance reviews, determinations of cost "allowability", cost estimating, changed-work impact analyses, quantifications of extra-contractual costs, failure analysis, schedule delay/disruption analyses, requests for equitable adjustment, and contract claims.
  • Contact
    8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 500
    Houston, Texas 77046

    Tel: (713)-621-3550
    or
    Tel: (800)-580-3228

    Fax: 713-623-4357

    Web/Internet access: www.rimkus.com

    E-mail: careers@rimkus.com
    Diversity
    Rimkus is an equal employment opportunity employer.