Bryan M. Monahan



Bryan Monahan works with a range of investigations of structural, thermal performance, and building envelope failures. These investigations include systems and materials such as glazed curtain walls and windows; masonry; architectural terra cotta; dimension stone, and precast, post-tensioned, and cast-in-place concrete. Mr. Monahan’s experience with structural repairs includes strengthening of conventional and concrete-encased structural steel members, retrofit of precast concrete panel connections, retrofit of timber truss connections, and lateral stabilization for timber frames. His building enclosure commissioning experience includes all phases of the process, including owner performance requirements and design development, peer review of construction documents, functional performance testing, construction observations, and warranty phase documentation.

In addition to working with WJE, Mr. Monahan was a regional manager at Architectural Testing Inc., in its York, PA office. He has given multiple presentations and lectures on building envelope testing, performance, and commissioning for Pennsylvania State University, Bucknell University, Architectural Glass and Metal Association, and Sustainable Roofing Alliance. He has technical training in WUFI (Level I), THERM, and Thermography (Level I), and has received Installation Masters training for Installation of Windows/Doors in Commercial Buildings.


Building Enclosure Commissioning

  • Williamsport Hospital Patient Tower Expansion - Williamsport, PA: Peer review, mock-up evaluation, and construction phase services (consulting, inspections, and testing)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Translational Research Center - Philadelphia: Peer review; construction phase and warranty phase services for above-grade enclosure of fourteen-level research and healthcare facilityWardman
  • West Apartments - Washington, D.C.: Architectural and shop drawing reviews and mock-up evaluation completed to date; inspections, functional performance testing program, and construction phase services
  • Johns Hopkins New Clinical Building - Baltimore, MD: Architectural peer review and consulting services; inspection and testing services throughout construction


Structural Investigation

  • South Avenue Parking Garage - Rochester, NY: Investigation of collapsed post-tensioned garage ramp and rapid evaluation of adjacent garage
  • Central Artery/Tunnel Safety Audit - Boston, MA: Extensive evaluation of tunnel structure systems


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, D.C.: Structural condition assessment and repair design
  • PNC Park at North Shore - Pittsburgh, PA: Repair of distressed concrete caused by gypsum-based railing post pocket grout


Building Envelope Assessment

  • Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH: Precast concrete cladding panel assessment
  • Case Western Reserve University, Peter B. Lewis Building - Cleveland, OH: Thermal evaluation of building envelope


Leakage Investigation

  • Ohio State University, Scott Hall - Columbus: Water leakage through terrace and membrane
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Multisport Building - University Park:  Water leakage through storefront assembly
Professional Affiliations

ASTM International


Professional Engineer in OH 


The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, 2001
Master of Architectural Engineering, 2001