• Complex Construction Defects

    Complex Construction Defects

    The professional Engineers and Architects at WERC are available to assist you in evaluating structural damage, code compliance issues, standard of care claims and liability allocation all types of structures, including, high-rise offices, schools, single and multi-family residences, bridges, hospitals, storage facilities, and much more.

WERC Project News

JULY, 2019 
David Transue, MS, PE, and Dr. Jennifer Tanner of University of Wyoming submitted a technical paper for peer review for inclusion in The Masonry Society’s TMS Journal.  The paper, titled “History and Preservation of Bradford-Perley House Architectural Interpretation Site,” describes the structural engineering aspects of stabilization of the stone ruins of the Bradford-Perley site in Ken-Caryl Ranch, Colorado.

JULY, 2019 
Jim Royston, MS, PE, provided expert testimony at a trial regarding a fall injury in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  WERC’s client received a favorable jury verdict.

JULY, 2019 
WERC attended and was an Exhibitor at the CDLA Conference in Beaver Creek.

JULY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  The associated litigation involved distress to the residence caused by foundation and concrete slab-on-grade movement.

JULY, 2019 
WERC personnel attended the SEAC meeting/seminar: “Structural Stability – Letting the Fundamentals Guide Your Judgment.”

JULY, 2019 
Jim Royston, MS, PE, and Bob Hessek, PE, investigated an injury incident at the Denver Zoo.

JULY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, conducted an investigation for hail damage on the roof of a commercial building in Denver, Colorado.  The roofing covering was a combination of granule-surfaced modified bitumen roofing material, built-up asphaltic roofing material with gravel ballast, and modified bitumen roofing material.

JULY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Littleton, Colorado.  The project involved the investigation of structurally inadequate framing members installed during the remodel of the residence.

JUNE, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a fall injury incident that occurred while an individual was riding a rented motorized scooter on a sidewalk in Denver, Colorado.

JUNE, 2019 
David Transue MS, PE, investigated durability of masonry materials in an historic downtown building in Iowa.  Opinions of the expected service life of the building were helpful in resolving a claim regarding the building’s value.

JUNE, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Cody, Wyoming.  The project involved damage caused to the structure by a broken water line.

JUNE, 2019 
David Transue, MS, PE, visited the Thyssen Krupp Elevator Test Tower in Rottweil Germany, one of the tallest structures in Germany.  The tower features structural damper and load excitation capabilities, as well as innovative structural and building cladding technology. Testing at the facility includes “rope-less” magnetic levitation elevators.

JUNE, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, testified at a trial in Greeley, Colorado.  The trial involved alleged patent and/or latent defects, and the disclosure of conditions at the time of the sale of a single-family residential property.  A site investigation of the residence had been conducted in May of 2019, and a report subsequently issued.

MAY, 2019 
WERC personnel attended the SEAC meeting / seminar: “Engineering Ethics and Laws in Colorado.”

MAY, 2019 
David Transue, MS, PE, represented WERC at the Wyoming Claims Conference in Cheyenne.

MAY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Parker, Colorado.  The associated litigation involved alleged defects in the construction of the residence.

MAY, 2019 
David Transue, MS, PE, served as an appraiser on a commercial hail claim and presented findings to a Judge/Umpire.

MAY, 2019 
Jim Royston, MS, PE, and Bob Hessek, PE, investigated the structural condition of a concrete retaining wall which extended along a side of an apartment complex in Englewood, Colorado.

MAY, 2019 
WERC was an Exhibitor at the Wyoming Claims Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

MAY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, testified at a trial in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The trial involved alleged defects in the construction of multiple townhome buildings.  A site investigation of the subject buildings had been conducted in May of 2018, and a report subsequently issued.  Mr. Hessek’s deposition for the case had been taken in August of 2018.

MAY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, conducted an investigation of multiple crawl space ground surface methods for a homebuilding company.

APRIL, 2019
Bob Hessek, PE, conducted an investigation of a detached garage at a single-family residential property in Denver, Colorado.  The project involved damage to the structure of the garage that had been caused by the impact of a vehicle.

APRIL, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Castle Rock, Colorado.  The project involved alleged defects in the construction of the residence.

MARCH, 2019 
WERC evaluated hail claims on several commercial roofs, including EPDM membrane roofs, built-up tar and gravel, modified bitumen membranes, and spray foam roofing.

MARCH, 2019 
David Transue, MS, PE, and Jim Royston, MS, PE, evaluated building envelope issues on a high-rise building in Denver.

FEBRUARY, 2019 
Jim Royston, MS, PE, and Bob Hessek, PE, conducted an investigation for hail damage on the roof of a commercial building in Centennial, Colorado.  The roofing covering was an EPDM membrane.

FEBRUARY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The project involved damage caused to the structure by an explosion and fire.

FEBRUARY, 2019 
David Transue, MS, PE, and team evaluated failure of slab-on-grade flooring system in a school building.

FEBRUARY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, investigated a single-family residence in Grand Junction, Colorado.  The project involved distress to the residence caused by foundation movement.

FEBRUARY, 2019 
WERC was an Exhibitor at the White & Steele Wyoming Seminar in Aurora, Colorado.

FEBRUARY, 2019 
Bob Hessek, PE, testified at an arbitration in Denver, Colorado.  The arbitration involved alleged defects in the construction of a single-family residence.  Site investigation of the subject residence had been conducted in September and December of 2018, and reports subsequently issued.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY, 2019 
WERC issued reports concerning four single-family residences in Casper, Wyoming.  Site investigations of the subject residences had been conducted in November of 2019.  The associated litigation involved alleged defects in the construction of the subject four residences along with twelve other residences that had been previously addressed by WERC.