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Jamie Hudson

Associate II

 
Experience

Jamie Hudson joined WJE in 2016, bringing three years of academic research experience in structural health monitoring and structural intervention in building conservation. Since joining WJE, Ms. Hudson has worked on a variety of projects involving the evaluation of existing structures. Her work has included condition assessments, load capacity evaluations, water leakage testing, and on-site inspections.

While an undergraduate student at Lehigh University, Ms. Hudson assisted with research developing a compressive sampling scheme for damage detection and localization for steel structures. Her graduate research at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow involved the evaluation of the structural response of Gothic stone masonry vaults to differential settlement and the suitability of fiber reinforced polymers as an intervention technique.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Facade Assessment

  • University of Pittsburgh - PA: Facade ordinance inspections and condition assessment of over sixty buildings on the university campus including inspections by drone and rope access
  • The Pennsylvanian Rotunda Restoration - Pittsburgh, PA: Evaluation of terra cotta facade and rotunda arch construction
  • Stephen Foster Memorial - Pittsburgh, PA: Water infiltration investigation of built-in copper gutters and Indiana limestone masonry walls
  • Hanna Building at Playhouse Square - Cleveland, OH: Facade ordinance inspection and condition assessment
  • Trimont Condominiums - Pittsburgh, PA: Evaluation of reinforced concrete facade construction metal framed fenestration and exposed exterior concrete

 

Structural Analysis

  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA: Structural evaluation of ballroom slab construction
  • City of Akron Retaining Wall - Akron, OH: Evaluation of the stability of masonry retaining wall

 

Failure/Damage Investigations

  • Eby-Brown - West Mifflin, PA: Investigation and evaluation of damaged warehouse racking systems
  • New Energy Solar Farm - Bladenboro, NC: Damage survey of solar panels using drones after a wind event

 

Roofing and Waterproofing

  • Tepper School of Business - Pittsburgh, PA: Construction observation and quality assurance testing of fenestration system installations
  • Hot Metal Flats - Pittsburgh, PA: Water infiltration investigation, repair observation, and quality assurance

 

Repair and Rehabilitation

PNC Park Waterproofing Repairs - Pittsburgh, PA: Construction phase services for waterproofing repairs to stadium seating areas and concourses including sealant, surface sealer, and expansion joint repairs

 

Plazas and Terraces

  • Tribute to Children - Pittsburgh, PA: Repair project involving waterproofing and cast-in-place topping slab replacement
  • Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Eisenhower Chapel, Frizzell Room - University Park, PA: Water infiltration investigation involving existing sheet membrane waterproofing installed over cast-in-place concrete
Professional Affiliations

Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
Structural Engineers Association (SEA)

Education

Lehigh University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2015

University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow
Master of Science, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2016