WJE Wins Award of Excellence for the Baha'i House of Worship

November 21, 2011
The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) has awarded WJE an Award of Excellence in the Longevity Category for its work on the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois. The Baha'i House of Worship, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the nation's finest examples of architectural concrete, was designed by architect Louis Bourgeois with engineer John J. Earley, "the man who made concrete beautiful," and erected between 1930 and 1953. The project consisted of a comprehensive program to correct defective details of the initial construction and restore the temple's remarkable concrete to its original and brilliant condition. WJE served as the project engineer/designer. The Baha'i House of Worship was awarded ICRI's Repair Project of the Year Award in 1993 and the Award of Merit in 2010.

About WJE
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), is an interdisciplinary firm of architects, structural engineers, and materials scientists that specializes in the investigation, analysis, testing, and design of repairs for historic and contemporary structures. WJE focuses on delivering practical, innovative, and technically sound solutions across all areas of construction technology. Since the firm's founding more than fifty years ago, WJE specialists bring the collective experience gained from conducting more than seventy-five thousand investigations worldwide to every construction challenge. WJE combines state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities, nationwide offices, and knowledge sharing systems to provide solutions for the built world. For more information, please visit wje.com


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