WERC Project News
Unusually heavy snowfall has caused structural failures, long span roof deflection problems, and ice damming leakage in the Rocky Mountain west from northern New Mexico through the Colorado Rockies, portions of Utah, western Wyoming and Idaho. WERC has been involved in a number of investigations throughout this region.
WERC structural engineers were retained to investigate a paired-house in Arvada, Colorado where a fire had occurred, in order to determine whether the condition of fire-damaged structural members would pose a threat to fire investigators during their intended investigation.
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WERC structural engineers conducted a site investigation at a single-family residence in Colorado Springs, Colorado where a tree had fallen on the roof of the house and structurally damaged framing members.
WERC structural engineers conducted a site investigation at a single-family residence in Denver, Colorado that had been severely impacted by a motor vehicle.
WERC was retained to investigate an alleged fall injury accident at a local grocery store. Jim has extensive experience in investigating these types of injury accidents, as well s industrial accidents, bicycle accidents and falls from height.
Laura Hatfield, Business Development & Project Coordinator attended the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Annual conference in Colorado Springs, CO
WERC’s Structural engineers were retained to conduct elevation surveys on behalf of a local homebuilder to evaluate possible structural movement claims.
WERC was retained to act as an appraiser in a disputed claim involving alleged hail damage to a single family residence in Wyoming.
Mechanical Engineer, Joe Dezman, MS, PE, was retained to evaluate the alleged hail damage of HVAC units on multiple commercial properties following the recent hail storms in Colorado.
A Structural Engineer from WERC travelled to Wyoming to inspect several single family residences for claims of structural movement.
WERC’s Structural and Electrical professionals have been retained to inspect a multi-family property in Denver, Colorado following an explosion.
WERC was a proud sponsor of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association annual conference. Jim Royston, MS, PE and Bob Hessek, PE, attended the event in Snowmass, Colorado.
WERC professional engineers and/or architects are licensed in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Michigan, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Kansas, and Nebraska, and we are available to assist in investigative needs in any of these states.
WERC inspected a handicap accessible ramp for building code compliance at a local community center in Colorado relative to a fall injury accident.
WERC’s structural engineers conducted site investigation and observed destructive testing that was being performed at a four-story multi-family building in Denver. Structural damage due to water infiltration had been alleged.
WERC was deposed in a matter involving the failure of PEX plumbing components that had failed and caused damage to a residence.
Jim Royston, MS, PE, served as umpire to resolve a hail damage claim regarding a building in Northern Colorado.
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Alpine, Wyoming. The investigation involved distress to the roof structure of the residence that was caused by soil and foundation movement.
WERC’s mechanical engineers investigated a boiler explosion at a multi-story residential complex.
WERC investigated a window leakage problem at a high-rise condominium in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.
WERC was a proud sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Property Claims Association (RMPCA) Annual Golf Tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course, Littleton, Colorado.
In the course of conducting numerous destructive tests, WERC’s Product Failure Analysis team live-streamed one of its examinations to the other experts located on the East Coast.
WERC conducted site investigation of single family residence; retained by law firm representing professional engineer that is being sued for services provided concerning inspection of the subject property.
Laura Hatfield, Business Development & Project Coordinator, attended the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Litigation Skills conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
WERC engineers were retained to investigate a multi-million-dollar hail damage claim to a commercial building in Denver.
Jim Royston, PE, president of WERC, testified in a jury trial on behalf of a municipality relative to alleged structural damage caused by a broken water main.
WERC professionals were retained to investigate the cause of a fire in a solar collection system in Southern California.
WERC’s Structural Department was retained to evaluate the cause of reported deterioration of a residential floor system in Wyoming. The floor framing had experienced server deterioration and failure due to decay.
WERC was retained to monitor spray testing of windows at a residence to evaluate claims of water intrusion and leaking windows.
Structural Engineer Bob Hessek, PE, was retained to design repairs for a structurally damaged residence in Texas.
WERC attended the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) two-day annual claims conference.
WERC began a series of site inspections to evaluate the extent of damage and scope of repair of the stucco system; framing and OSB sheathing at a multi-million-dollar custom home.
WERC provided deposition testimony on behalf of a contractor in a large water loss case relative to an alleged faulty well pump installation.
WERC’s Mechanical Department and Fire Investigation Department were retained to investigate the cause of a fatal building fire in the Denver Metro area.