20 Jun 2018

Rimkus Building Consultants Announces Strategic Growth in Chicago and Florida Areas

Hiring of Structural and Architectural Associates Deepens Technical Expertise and Client Service Offering

HOUSTON, June 19, 2018 – Rimkus Building Consultants today announced the hiring of two executives in its Chicago and Fort Lauderdale offices – Lawrence (Larry) Dorn and Anna Colesworthy, E.I.T. These hirings further increase the firm’s architectural and construction management depth as well as ability to serve clients in the Midwest region.

“We’re excited to welcome Anna and Larry to our team, deepening our benchmark of talent with experience across a diverse range of commercial, residential, industrial and institutional projects,” said Jack Dolan, president of Rimkus Building Consultants. “Anna and Larry will support us on our mission to deliver value-driven and client-focused services for every aspect of the built environment.”

Dorn, an associate architect in the Chicago office, brings nearly 20 years of experience in architectural residential and commercial design as well as construction project management to the firm. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture a Master of Arts in Integrated Building Delivery, and a Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management. In addition to designing and servicing projects across Illinois, Dorn guest lectures at a class on Construction Methods and Cost Estimating while supporting students pursuing their doctorates.

Colesworthy, an associate engineer in the Fort Lauderdale office, has structural design experience with wood (light frame), structural steel, light gage steel and reinforced concrete. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structures from North Carolina State University. Colesworthy has worked predominantly in residential design evaluating and repairing home damages and additions, and has also assisted in the design of wood framed apartment complexes, steel framed office buildings, concrete foundations for prefabricated metal buildings, and commercial warehouse and office spaces. Additionally, she has worked extensively with the International Building Code as well as AISC (steel), ACI (concrete), and NDS (wood) design guides.

About Rimkus Building Consultants

Rimkus Building Consultants combines extensive expertise in design, construction, operations and maintenance with more than 30 years of forensic investigations experience gained from Rimkus Consulting Group. From building envelopes and structural systems to roadways, bridges, electrical systems and the entire range of built environments, the company applies engineering skills and innovative thinking to proactively help mitigate risks and defects and maximize life cycles. For more information, visit www.rimkusbuildingconsultants.com or LinkedIn.