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Emmett Horton

Associate III

 
Experience

Emmett Horton joined WJE as an intern in the Washington, D.C. office in 2017 and returned as a full-time associate in 2018. Mr. Horton has gained experience on a broad range of projects related to facade failure investigations, construction observation, field quality assurance, condition surveys, and evaluations of new and existing structures.

Mr. Horton’s work has included the investigation and repair design for various building types to address bulk rainwater penetration, condensation, and moisture-related deterioration of above- and below-grade building enclosure materials, components, and systems. These systems have included masonry cavity wall and mass wall construction, precast and cast-in-place concrete, below- and above-grade waterproofing, roofing systems, exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS), curtain wall systems, and aluminum and vinyl windows.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Facade Failure and Leakage

  • Chase Point Condominiums - Washington, D.C.: Investigation of facade-related uncontrolled water penetration and oversight of repairs at masonry, metal panel, and fenestration facade components
  • The Pearl - Silver Spring, MD: Investigation of facade-related uncontrolled water penetration and oversight of repairs at masonry and metal panel cladding, and fenestration assemblies
  • Courtyard Marriott - Silver Spring, MD: Investigation of facade-related uncontrolled water penetration and oversight of repairs at EIFS cladding and fenestration assemblies

 

Building Enclosure Consulting

  • Ingleside at Rock Creek - Washington, D.C.: Construction administration/observation services for new senior living facility
  • Press House - Washington, D.C.: Construction administration/observation services for new apartment building
  • Ingleside at King Farm - Rockville, MD: Construction administration/observation services for additions to existing senior living facility

 

Windows and Curtain Walls

  • 220 20th Street - Arlington, VA: Leakage investigation and repair oversight for hybrid unitized/stick-built curtain wall assembly at apartment building
  • 1919 N. Lynn Street - Arlington, VA: Leakage investigation, repair design, and oversight for unitized curtain wall assembly at office building
  • 1401 New York Avenue - Washington, D.C.: Investigation, repair design, and oversight of unitized curtain wall sunshade element failure

 

Roofing and Waterproofing

  • Georgetown University, Yates Recreation Center - Washington, D.C.: Design and construction period services for hot-applied modified bitumen roof assembly replacement with turf athletic playing surface and track
  • Anne Arundel Community College, Cade Building - Arnold, MD: Design and construction period services for single-ply TPO roof assembly replacement
  • 2400 M Street, NW - Washington, D.C.: Design for hot-applied modified bitumen roof assembly replacement

 

Instrumentation and Monitoring

  • 1775 Tysons Garage Monitoring - Tysons, VA: Installation and monitoring of environmental sensors at precast parking garage
  • Government Building Monitoring - Arlington, VA: Instrumentation setup, testing, and installation to monitor environmental conditions during submersible lighting mock-up
  • 930 Rose Avenue Flooring Investigation- Bethesda, MD: Interior air temperature and relative humidity sensor installation and monitoring

 

Facade Assessment

  • Johns Hopkins University, Mason F. Lord Building - Baltimore, MD: Survey and evaluation of building enclosure elements including historic masonry facade, aluminum windows and low-slope roofing assemblies
  • Loyola University Maryland, Humanities Center - Baltimore: Survey and evaluation of building enclosure elements including stucco, clay brick masonry, cedar shingle siding, steep slope slate, cedar, and asphalt shingle roofing assemblies
Education

Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2018