Elise M. Love

Senior Associate


Elise Love joined WJE in 2009 and has since been involved in a diverse range of projects including the investigation, analysis, and repair of existing structures and the building enclosure. Ms. Love’s project experience includes failure and damage assessments of existing wood, steel, aluminum, reinforced concrete, and concrete masonry structures; repair and rehabilitation design for existing wood, reinforced concrete, and concrete masonry structures. She also has expertise in building enclosure commissioning, consulting, and testing services; roofing and waterproofing assessment/repair design; condition and prepurchase assessments; peer reviews; water infiltration assessments; and weld inspections for open-web steel joists. Ms. Love also conducts assessments of in situ concrete slab-on-ground cracking; performs construction period building monitoring; provides construction and design-related litigation consulting; and performs structural/safety inspection of bridges.


Failure/Damage Investigations

  • Indoor Practice Facility - Ypsilanti, MI: Assessment of air-supported structure (dome) collapse
  • Lake Local Schools - Millbury, OH: Structural assessment of structural steel and masonry elements of storm-damaged structures
  • Various Residential Structures - Dexter, MI: Assessment/repair design for structural tornado damage in wood-framed structures
  • Pontiac Silverdome Stage - Pontiac, MI: Assessment of temporary aluminum stage roof structure collapse
  • Stony Creek Apartments - Washington Township, MI: Assessment and repair design of fire-damaged wood trusses
  • Career Technology Center - Monroe, MI: Cracking assessment in concrete slab-on-ground
  • McKinley Taylor Properties - Taylor, MI: Structural condition assessment of corroded structural steel substructure in crawl spaces


Building Enclosure Commissioning/Consulting/Testing

  • Sparrow Headquarters - Lansing, MI: Peer review and building envelope consulting services
  • Auto Owners Insurance Headquarters - Lansing, MI: Peer review, building enclosure testing, and construction period quality control services
  • Toyota PD Building - Saline, MI: Peer review and roofing consulting services
  • National Headquarters Building - Lansing, MI: Investigation of water infiltration at windows, curtain walls, and masonry walls


Roofing and Waterproofing

  • Big Buck Brewery - Gaylord, MI: Metal roofing damage assessment
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI: Zinc roofing failure investigation and laboratory analysis
  • Lakeview Middle School - Battle Creek, MI: Assessment of cause of single-ply roofing damage


Prepurchase Surveys

  • 6435 Hix Road - Westland, MI: Prepurchase property condition assessment
  • Walker Plants - Novi, MI: Assessment of architectural and structural building/ property damage and tenant changes


Litigation Consulting

  • Medical Facility - Grand Rapids, MI: Litigation consulting for construction and design-related building envelope issues
  • Gratiot Shopping Center - Saginaw, MI: Litigation-related code consulting regarding structural repairs following partial roof collapse



  • East Hall - Ann Arbor, MI: Historic terra cotta and brick masonry assessment and restoration
  • Hill Auditorium - Ann Arbor, MI: Historic terra cotta cornice and brick masonry restoration


Bridges and Civil Infrastructure

  • Illinois Department of Transportation - Cook and Will Counties, IL: Safety inspection and member force analysis for steel bascule bridges
  • US-34 Bridge over the Missouri River - Mills County, IA and Sarpy County, NE: Initial safety inspection for concrete and steel bridge
Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) - Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, board member
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)


NHI Course 130055 - Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges
Professional Engineer in MI and OH
Registered Roof Consultant



Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2007
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2009