Matthew Blackmer to Present at 2012 PLRB Expo

Arvada, Colorado (April 9, 2012) – Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) announced today that Matthew Blackmer, M.S., P.E., will be presenting at the 2012 Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) 2012 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo to be held in Orlando, Florida April 15 – 18. Matt’s presentation will focus on Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings: Designs and Installation.blackmer-plrb-expo

Focus points of Blackmer’s presentation will include:

  1. A general discussion of metal buildings including their uses and terminology
  2. A summary of the philosophy of metal building design and insight into why problems can exist within metal buildings
  3. Common metal building problems and claims with case studies.

The annual PLRB conference showcases the largest collection of claims-services educational sessions. Presenters are hand-picked and undergo a rigorous selection process that entails the submission of topics, presenter qualifications, and peer review by PLRB staff.

Detailed conference information can be found at

“I am thrilled to be invited back to present at the conference.  Our presentation last year was a huge success and this year we bring even more useful information to adjusters that will help them in handling everyday building system claims.  Metal building systems are so common in the industry and yet they represent very unique, complex claims challenges, “– Matt Blackmer, Vice President, Pie Consulting & Engineering.

Matt possesses extensive knowledge in structural and civil engineering and is an expert in the analysis of civil/structural failures. He also provides expert witness for failure investigation claims, design/construction defect claims, and construction liability claims.

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