Rimkus Consulting Group Inc., a worldwide provider of forensic consulting services, announced the strategic expansion of its business operations with the formation of a new company, Rimkus Building Consultants. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the firm will help clients from coast-to-coast proactively extend the life of their facilities by helping to identify, mitigate and eliminate the complex risks inherent in procurement, design, construction and operation of large-scale facilities.
"Rimkus Building Consultants combines our deep bench of technical expertise – engineering, architecture, design and construction – with our forensic backgrounds to proactively identify those important details that provide for a lasting facility," said Jack Dolan, president of Rimkus Building Consultants. "From building envelopes and structural systems to roadways, bridges, electrical systems and the entire range of built environments, we bring a personalized approach and innovative thinking to our clients to help mitigate risks and defects and maximize life cycles."
With a full-service portfolio and all engineering disciplines under one roof, Rimkus Building Consultants will provide professional consultation and support on a wide range of project-specific issues for both private and public sectors. The firm's suite of services spans the life of the project, including Property Condition Assessments (PCA), risk assessments, design services, pre-construction services, construction services, project close-out and post-construction services, maintenance and operations as well as building sciences.
"Rimkus has more than 30 years experience investigating what goes wrong with buildings and projects, and it's a natural next step for us to use this expertise to help developers, building owners and managers proactively optimize and extend the life of their facilities," said Curtis Brown, president and chief executive officer of Rimkus Consulting Group. "The new company fits well with our overall business strategy and supports our mission to deliver value-driven and client focused services for every aspect of the built environment."
Rimkus Building Consultants is managed by a team of seasoned experts with deep experience across a diverse range of commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Dolan, the firm's president, has more than 25 years experience in all phases of planning, design and construction for a diverse list of projects, ranging from business parks to large-scale commercial and industrial facilities to multi-family dwellings, as well as bridge, infrastructure and roadway projects. Senior Vice President Peter Doffing also brings 25 years experience in the engineering, construction and insurance sectors to the firm.