Krista Weaver 
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.



Thursday October 13, 2011
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Hilton Garden Inn 
1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Fourth Annual Charlotte
Continuing Education Seminar
October 13, 2011
1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273 

7:30 - 8:00a.m.

Property Track

8:00 - 9:00a.m.
Lightning Damage to HVAC

Presented by Mark Nelson, P.E. – Course # Pending
This presentation covers topics regarding lightning related damage to HVAC systems such as evaluation of damage, lightning damages vs. non-lightning damage, and repair vs. replacements of HVAC components.

9:10 - 10:10a.m.
The Examination Under Oath and the Right to Take One

Presented by Jerry Albrecht, Butler Pappas - CE0324
This course will discuss the legal aspects of the examination under oath. We will also discuss practical pointers and tips regarding the EUO Process.

10:10 - 10:20a.m.  Vendor Break

10:20 - 11:20a.m.
Residential Roof Construction and Damage

Presented by Craig Rogers, P.E. - Course # Pending
This course is designed to help adjusters understand the different kinds of roof construction and to recognize the kinds of damages and failures that occur with residential roofs.

Auto & Liability Track

8:00 - 9:00a.m.
Technology in Collision Reconstruction
Presented by Eric Bare, P.E. - C73132
This presentation is designed to inform adjusters and investigators of the latest advancements and technology used in collision reconstruction.

9:00 - 9:10a.m. Vendor Break

9:10 - 10:10a.m.
Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Vehicle Collisions

Presented by Dr. Anastasios D. Tsoumanis, PhD - C73133
This course is designed to help the participant understand the dynamics of the human body and the associated injury potential in a specific class of automotive accidents.

10:10 - 10:20a.m. Vendor Break

10:20 - 11:20a.m.
Fall From Heights

Presented by Amor Camatcho, P.E. - C04615
This program is designed to provide the participants with a working knowledge of the basic principles of a premises liability involving falls from an elevated surface.

Lunch Break
11:20 - 12:40p.m.

12:40 - 1:40p.m.
Duration of Water Loss
Presented by Craig Rogers, P.E. – C09934
This presentation provides an understanding of the behavioral characteristics of various building materials to the effects of moisture exposure in order to accurately assess the duration of the moisture exposure.

1:40 - 1:50p.m. Vendor Break

1:50 - 2:50p.m.
Structural Fire Analysis
Presented by Jack Kennedy, C.F.E.I. – C73729
This presentation discusses how and why fires start, how to determine their causes, characteristics common in arson, and methods used to detect subrogation possibilities.

2:50 - 3:00 p.m. Vendor Break

3:00 - 4:00p.m.
Product Failure Analysis
Presented by Mark Nelson, P.E. – C74804
This course is designed to give insurance professionals a close-up look at issues pertaining to product liability and root cause analysis. In this program, we review and discuss typical product failures, the elements required for analyzing product failure to determine the cause of failure and the issues associated with product liability. Emphasis is placed on the scientific and engineering aspects of the analysis process.

For any questions or for any other information please contact Krista Weaver with Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. at (704) 896-6227 or email