Rimkus buys human factors advisory firm Core Human Factors

26 April 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Rimkus Consulting Group, a Houston-based forensic engineering and technical consulting firm, has acquired Core Human Factors, a Philadelphia-area firm providing human factors consulting to medical devices firms.

Founded in 2011, Core HF works with medical devices companies to improve the usability and safety of their products and services. Using a variety of analytical and observational research methods, Core HF helps clients improve products at all points of the design lifecycle to create products that are intuitive and safe to use.

The firm also offers additional services in instructions-for-use development, study participants ethics review, participant recruiting, and regulatory guidance.

Core HF has more than 20 employees, according to LinkedIn.

Rimkus buys human factors advisory firm Core Human Factors

Rimkus’ acquisition of Core HF will expand its human factors practice, which – like the rest of the company – focuses on the built environment.

“Core HF’s team brings a medical device lens to our Human Factors Practice. We believe the combination of Core HF and our current Human Factors group will make Rimkus a global leader in the field of Human Factors and we look forward to seeing how our clients will benefit from this unmatched team of experts,” said Curtis Brown, chairman and executive director, Rimkus Consulting Group. “We are committed to expanding Rimkus, providing enhanced services, and supporting our team as we drive growth and innovation together.”

Rimkus has been on a steady acquisition kick, buying 10 companies since 2020. The firm’s acquisitions from last year include Capital Consulting International (CCI), a London-headquartered consultancy specializing in delay and quantum advisory for the insurance and construction industry; Loss Management Solutions (LMS), a Southlake, TX-based consulting firm specializing in commercial property insurance claims; and Sullivan Engineering, a New York-based building envelope consulting firm.

“We’re honored to join the Rimkus family and to work alongside their team of seasoned and established experts. Our two companies are aligned in our shared vision of being a global leader in engineering and technical consulting. Together, we will continue to provide and expand our professional expertise and client service to our valued clients,” said Adam Shames founder and CEO of Core Human Factors.

Rimkus stated in the press release that its “aggressive growth strategy” will continue in 2022.

Founded in 1983, the consultancy provides forensic engineering, technical consulting, and expert witness services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Rimkus also provides architecture, engineering, and construction services for the built environment, including restoration design, facility risk assessment, and due diligence property assessment. The firm has more than 1,200 employees across offices in the US, Canada, and the UK.