Why Choose Us

Western Engineering & Research Corporation (WERC) provides clients with multi-disciplinary forensic architecture and engineering investigation, fire investigation, and litigation support services. WERC’s President, H. James (Jim) Royston, has more than thirty years of experience in the industry, and the firm’s combined technical experience exceeds 200 years.

Proven Experience & Unbiased Testimony

WERC has provided unbiased feedback and expert testimony on thousands of construction defect cases, electrical failures, vehicle accidents, fire scenes, personal injury accidents, and much more.  Over 80% of WERC’s cases require concise expert reporting, often leading to depositions and trial appearances.  In each of these instances our clients count on a detailed analysis and report that clearly communicates our findings.


WERC’s mission is to help find the answer to what really happened.  We do this through concise, courteous, timely, technically accurate, courtroom defensible evaluations.  We do it by using unbiased, highly qualified, and experienced professionals.  Clients rely on our findings and professional opinions to evaluate insurance claims and assess litigated matters.  We are proud of our recognition in court, and the results clients get from our findings.

If you are looking for accurate, objective findings, call WERC today.  If we don’t specialize in the field of your need, we will help you find a consultant whom we know to share our philosophy of objectivity.

Advanced Lab Technologies

WERC boasts one of the largest forensic laboratories in the western United States.  Our 6000 square foot lab contains: advanced x-ray equipment, FLIR infrared camera, digital scientific microscope, Instron 60,000 pound universal testing machine for tensile, compression, flexure, shear, tear, cyclic, and bend test, and much more.


We serve public and private sectors throughout North America – including attorneys, insurers, architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers.  With an office convenient to Denver International Airport, our Professional Engineers and Fire Investigators can normally be onsite anywhere in North America within twenty-four hours.