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Jacob L. Borgerson

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Jacob Borgerson joined WJE in 2017. He leads and performs forensic investigations on the failure, distress, and damage of concrete caused by corrosion, fire, atmospheric, and other conditions. Dr. Borgerson has evaluated concrete problems concerning low strength, cracking, and finishing-related defects. He has prepared thermal control plans for mass concrete placements. He has also assessed numerous concrete slabs for moisture-related distress of floor coverings. In addition to his concrete consulting, Dr. Borgerson is experienced utilizing a variety of nondestructive evaluation methods (e.g., impact-echo, ultrasonic pulse velocity, ground penetrating radar, CAPO-testing) to assess building materials and civil infrastructure.

 

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Construction Troubleshooting

  • White Box for Killeen Mall - Killeen, TX: Evaluation of concrete floor flatness and levelness*
  • Memorial City Parking Garage - Houston, TX: Investigation of low compressive-strength grout*
  • CGG Phase 3 - Houston, TX: Assessment of rain-impacted concrete slab*
  • Lone Star Recycling and Disposal - Houston, TX: Evaluation of concrete slab delaminations*
  • Imperial Boulevard - Sugar Land, TX: Evaluation of concrete pavement plastic shrinkage cracking *
  • Walgreens Baytown - Baytown, TX: Evaluation of concrete slab drying shrinkage cracking*

 

Construction Materials Assessment

  • 806 Main Street - Houston, TX: Condition survey of 100-year-old high-rise building*
  • 5515 Yes Prep School - Houston, TX: Determined as-built conditions for a two-story reinforced concrete building*
  • Yale Street Bridge - Houston, TX: Condition survey of eighty-two-year-old reinforced concrete structure*
  • Willow Creek Apartments - Houston, TX: Evaluation and recommendations for distress caused by concrete slab moisture*
  • Planet Fitness Westfield - Houston, TX: Evaluation and recommendations for distress caused by concrete slab moisture*
  • CATcng Concrete Bunker - Houston, TX: Determination of as-built conditions of a cast-in-place reinforced concrete structure located partially below the ground*

 

Nondestructive Evaluation

  • Sugar Land SWTP - Sugar Land, TX: Detection and location of voids in structurally reinforced concrete slab using impact-echo*
  • Arabella - Houston, TX: Estimation of in-place strength of concrete columns using CAPO-test*
  • Capitol Tower - Houston, TX: Evaluation of CMU wall using ground penetrating radar*
  • Mason Road Bridge - Katy, TX: Fire damage assessment of prestressed concrete box beam bridge using impact-echo*

 

Computer Modeling

  • Waterloo Park Artwork Infrastructure - Austin, TX: Thermal control plan for mass concrete curved beam
  • FM 1488 Overpass at FM 149 Intersection - Magnolia, TX: Thermal control plan for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) mass concrete bents*
  • ExxonMobil Energy Center - Spring, TX: Thermal analysis and temperature monitoring for two ten-foot thick mass concrete foundations *
  • IH-45 and White Oak Bayou - Houston, TX: Thermal control plan for TxDOT mass concrete columns*

*Indicates with previous firms

Professional Affiliations

American Concrete Institute
International Concrete Repair Institute
Structural Engineers Association of Texas

Registrations

FACE F-Number Dipstick Technician
ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician
ICRI Concrete Surface Repair Technician
Professional Engineer in AL, AR, GA, IL, LA, MS, and TX

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 2001
Master of Science, Engineering, 2003
Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering, 2007