Kurt Hoigard presents “Delegated Design-Promises and Perils” at the ALA Midwest Architecture Conference

A professional engineer licensed in 35 jurisdictions and with more than 30 years of experience investigating problem projects and providing expert testimony, Kurt lifts the veil on the delegated design process to describe how it should work and how it can go awry. 


RRJ expands Forensic Testing Expertise with Hiring of Almir Maksumic, CIT, CCSMTT, CDT

Almir is a construction specialist with 20 years of experience with nationally recognized forensic engineering consulting firms and testing laboratories. His vast construction and material testing knowledge broadens RRJ's expertise in the areas of nondestructive testing methods, concrete evaluation, field investigation, and construction troubleshooting. His skills and experience further enhance our testing capabilities in the field and in our laboratory operations.


Chuck Guedelhoefer and Joe Macicak present “Using Full Scale Tests To Prove What Really Happened in a Construction Collapse” at the SEAOI Forensic Forum in Chicago

Chuck and Joe presented a case study of a forensic investigation that used full scale load tests to refute opinions stated by several other experts and OSHA investigators regarding the cause of a masonry collapse incident that resulted in a fatality. The in-situ structural configuration at the time the incident occurred was discussed along with the critical investigative findings from OSHA and other experts. Details of the design and construction of the test configuration were discussed, including forensic measurements necessary to replicate in-situ conditions for testing, and other specific detailing that helped assure the testing results were credible and unassailable.