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Jim Royston, MS, PE, Awarded ASCE Life Member Status

  WERC congratulates its President & Principal Engineer, Jim Royston, MS, PE, on achieving Life Member status to ACSE (American Society of Civil Engineers). Jim has been a member of ASCE for many years and is thrilled to be honored for his longstanding dedication to the organization. For more information on ASCE visit  

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Figure 1: Ice dam at a townhome building in Westminster, Colorado

Ice Damming and the Potential Issues it Causes

Growing up in northwestern Pennsylvania, our house had many icicles hanging from the edge of the roof in the winter months. I thought this was a typical and expected phenomena that occurred in winter.  It wasn’t until my sophomore year in the architecture program at Kent State University, that I learned that these icicles were… Read More »

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Luxury Brick House With Siding Trim

Is Your Home “Cool”?

You don’t necessarily need to go out and purchase a central air conditioning system for your home to stay cool this summer. Here are five more cost-efficient alternatives: 1. Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans don’t actually lower the temperature in a room, instead they give you a cooling sensation. Why is that? When air sweeps across… Read More »

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Condensation Builds as Temperatures Drop

It’s that time of the year again when you may start to notice a fog (or sometimes ice) on the interior surface of your windows, especially those windows that are in or near your bathroom. What causes this fog to form on your windows? The fog that may form on the interior of your windows… Read More »

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Winter Brings Carbon Monoxide Dangers!-2

Winter Brings Carbon Monoxide Dangers!

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless deadly gas.  When breathed in, carbon monoxide replaces the oxygen in your body’s blood cells.  Even with a very small amount of CO in the air, CO accumulates in the blood, causing symptoms similar to the flu, such as headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and confusion.  Because you can’t see,… Read More »

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