Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. M & E Engineering Consultants | May 20, 2021
M & E Engineering Consultants has been acquired by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., a global provider of forensic engineering and technical consulting services. The company is also strategically positioned to provide for its global customer base with increased capabilities in Mechanical, Electrical, and Life Safety areas, with more than 90 offices and 950 employees.
“At Rimkus, we're on a journey to expand our practice areas and teams from inside while still taking advantage of acquisition opportunities. Our international client base requires experts who can combine technical expertise with excellent project management to help them achieve their goals. “The addition of M & E Engineering Consultants to our team will enhance our expertise in core service areas while maintaining the high standards that our clients have come to expect from Rimkus,” said Curtis Brown, Chairman and Executive Director of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
“M & E Engineering Consultants brings to our firm a deep, 40-year history of engineering practice in Ontario, and we couldn't be more pleased to have them join the Rimkus family. Our growth policy is closely aligned with their market leadership and reputation for client success. Our teams are well-positioned for long-term success, with the potential to easily expand and fulfill our clients' mechanical, electrical, and life safety requirements,” said Robert Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
“We're excited to be joining the Rimkus team, another industry pioneer with similar skills and a dedication to doing the same high-quality work we look for in a partner. M & E Engineering Consultants' Ed Porasz said, "We're excited to put our strategic insights, backed by Rimkus' resources and growing network, to offer even more industry-leading consulting services and options to our customer base."
About Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is a forensic consulting and technical services provider to insurance companies, law firms, corporations, and government entities around the world. Rimkus provides customers in claim and dispute resolution, restoration design services, property risk evaluations, and due diligence property condition assessments, among other things. The company's team of experienced engineers, architects, scientists, and technical experts has been recognized by the local, national, and international business community for its commitment to service excellence for more than 35 years. Rimkus has over 90 branches in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
About M & E Engineering Consultants
M & E Engineering Ltd. is an employee-owned consulting engineering company with over 40 years of experience in Ontario. For commercial, hospitality, multi-residential, institutional, and industrial uses, M & E specializes in offering comprehensive Mechanical, Electrical, and Life Safety consulting services to architects, building owners, structural consultants, and tenants. Every year, our professional team at M & E delivers successful projects for our clients in Ontario, throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, ranging from detailed new construction and retrofit designs, problem investigation, energy audits, and building condition assessments on hundreds of buildings.
PBC Today | August 20, 2020
Construction industry experts have called on the sector to lead a ‘clean recovery’ from Covid-19, as the pandemic injects a renewed sense of urgency into existing challenges. Construction industry experts – including team members from Willmott Dixon, Colas Group, Innovate UK and NCC – have unanimously called for a ‘clean recovery’ from Covid-19, according to a new report published by Hyperdrive Innovation. ‘An Electric Decade in Construction’ – which includes views from fifteen leading industry experts across Europe – forecasts a rapid growth in demand for cleaner, electric equipment. The study finds that the Covid-19 pandemic has injected a renewed sense of urgency into existing challenges the industry has faced in recent years, including tightening air pollution legislation, meeting carbon emissions targets and an ever-increasing demand for infrastructure. Stephen Irish, commercial director of Hyperdrive Innovation, said: “Within the challenges on the industry to clean up its operations, lies a rich opportunity to jump-start the transition to cleaner equipment.
Lennar | October 26, 2021
Lennar, one of the nation's leading homebuilders, and ICON, a construction technologies company pioneering large-scale 3D printing, announced a commitment to build the largest community of 3D-printed homes to date using ICON's innovative robotics, software and advanced materials. Breaking ground in 2022, the 100-home community will be codesigned by the acclaimed architecture firm, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.
The announcement deepens a relationship that began with Lennar's investment in Austin-based ICON's recent $207-million financing round and offers a promising path toward delivering affordable, technology-driven homes that meet rising demand.
"Labor and material shortages are two of the biggest factors pushing the dream of home ownership out of reach for many American families,Lennar has always expanded the boundaries of technological innovation to keep quality homes affordable and 3D printing is an immensely encouraging approach. We are excited to collaborate with ICON to develop solutions to emerging challenges in the coming years."
-Eric Feder, President of LENX
ICON's 3D printing technology produces resilient, energy-efficient homes faster than conventional construction methods with less waste and more design freedom – keeping construction projects on schedule and on budget. Designed and engineered from the ground up for volume 3D printing of homes with precision and speed, ICON's Vulcan construction system can deliver homes and structures up to 3,000 square feet that are built to the International Building Code (IBC) structural code standard and expected to last as long or longer than standard Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) built homes. ICON's proprietary wall system and advanced materials are stronger and longer-lasting than traditional building materials and provide safer, more resilient homes that are designed to withstand extreme weather, greatly reduce the impact of natural disasters, and be printed at high speeds and at scale.
"ICON exists as a response to the global housing crisis and to put our technology in service to the world,Construction-scale 3D printing not only delivers higher-quality homes faster and more affordably, but fleets of printers can change the way that entire communities are built for the better. The United States faces a deficit of approximately 5 million new homes, so there is a profound need to swiftly increase supply without compromising quality, beauty, or sustainability and that is exactly the strength of our technology. It is an honor and a huge milestone for ICON to partner with Lennar, an elite top-tier homebuilder with a commitment to innovation. We believe this will be a watershed moment in the history of community-scale development and the future breaking into the present."
-ICON co-founder and CEO Jason Ballard.
Additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the built environment as it gets adopted by the industry at scale," said Martin Voelkle, Partner, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. "By partnering with ICON and Lennar, we are able to see this new technology roll out to the widest possible audience. The 3D-printed architecture and the photovoltaic roofs are innovations that are significant steps towards reducing waste in the construction process, as well as towards making our homes more resilient, sustainable, and energy self-sufficient.
Lennar's investment in ICON's Series B financing round in August was facilitated by LENX, which drives a focused strategy within Lennar to integrate technology solutions across the homebuilding industry. With a clearly defined strategy of investing in technology companies directly adjacent to Lennar's core homebuilding operations and a disciplined investment process, LENX provides hands-on mentorship and guidance from senior leaders of Lennar's management team and a marquee opportunity to provide products and technology to Lennar customers, allowing portfolio companies to scale at an unprecedented pace.
About Lennar Corporation
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title and closing services primarily for buyers of Lennar's homes and, through LMF Commercial, originates mortgage loans secured primarily by commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. Lennar's Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. LENX drives Lennar's technology, innovation and strategic investments. For more information about Lennar, please visit www.lennar.com.
ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond. For more information visit www.iconbuild.com or follow the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube (@ICON3DTech).
About BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is a Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG's architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, we architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit contemporary life forms.