Our structural engineers, architects, and field/lab testing technicians are committed to the delivery of attentive, responsive problem solving services

Headquartered in Willowbrook, Illinois and offices in Chicago, our staff are deployed on projects located throughout the U.S. and globally. Collectively, our professional staff hold licenses in 44 states. 

Our Principals are recognized leading experts in their respected fields of forensic structural engineering, forensic architecture, field/laboratory testing, and building sciences. With accomplished careers spanning over 30 to 40 years, each brings unparalleled knowledge, project execution, and expert witness experience to the leadership and delivery of our expert consulting services. 

SENIOR Principals

  

Kurt is the President of RRJ and responsible for the leadership and oversight of the firm's consulting and testing services. He has specialized in the investigation and repair of distressed and deteriorated structures and the performance of building materials and systems, and consults in the areas of structural analysis, complete collapse, design peer review, water leakage investigation, and expert witness testimony. Kurt was named among the world's leading expert witnesses by Who's Who Legal: Construction 2019, 2020 and received the 2019 Expert Witness Award, Construction-USA from Lawyer Monthly magazine

 

  

Principals

  

  

  

  

  


 

  

Associate Principals

  

  

Engineers | Architects

  

  

  

  

Andrea has over 12 years of architectural experience specializing in the evaluation and repair design of building enclosure components and systems, air/water infiltration field testing, and architectural and structural design of new and existing buildings. Her building enclosure expertise includes architectural peer review, thermal testing, and Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx).
 

  

  

  

  

  

Rebecca has over five years of experience in the development of drawings and specifications for remedial repair programs to resolve nonperforming build enclosure systems and components. She has conducted investigations involving condition survey documentation and laboratory testing and performed field inspection and construction observation on select repair projects.
 

  

  


Technicians | Field Testing | Production

ALMIR MAKSUMIC, CIT, CCSMIT, CDT | Technical Staff II

  

Almir has over 21 years of experience in field/laboratory testing of building structures, enclosures and materials related to the investigation and evaluation of deterioration, distress, water leakage, corrosion, and construction defects.  He is an expert in destructive and nondestructive testing methods, diagnostic testing, and protocol knowledge for on-site quality assurance testing for both new construction and rehabilitation projects.
 

DEMETRIA E. BOATWRIGHT | Technical Staff II

  

Demetria is a member of RRJ’s forensic structural engineering practice. She performs condition assessments, field investigations,  forensic research, and documentation of structural components, systems, and distressed buildings.

MARY P. KELLOGG | Technical Staff I

  

Mary is a member of RRJ’s forensic architectural practice. She performs field investigation and water leakage testing for building enclosure condition assessments and failures, and document review for litigation support matters.

 

 

  


Business Operations

BARBARA J. SMITH, S.E. | Director of Business Operations

  

Barbara manages the day-to-day operations of RRJ and is responsible for risk management, finance, contracts, professional licensure, and oversight of the accounting, administrative, and technology support personnel. An accomplished structural engineer, her career spans over 37 years in forensic engineering, project management, and business operations.
 


Marketing

PAMELA J. O'DEEN-PISHLER | Director of Business Development

  

Pam is responsible for the development and strategic implementation of RRJ's client development, communications, and brand positioning initiatives. A marketing leader in the AEC industry, she has over 20 years of marketing and business development experience with national and global consulting engineering and construction firms.