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Jeremy O. Wheeless

Associate II

 
Experience

Jeremy Wheeless joined WJE in 2018 with more than eight years of experience in the construction industry working as a licensed journeyman ironworker. Since joining WJE, Mr. Wheeless has been involved in the evaluation and rehabilitation of a variety of new and existing structures. His project experience includes the design, rehabilitation, and construction period se­­­rvices on a variety of steel, concrete, and wood structures.

Prior to WJE, Mr. Wheeless participated in a three-year ironworker apprenticeship program, thereafter receiving his journeyman ironworker license and 3G welding certification from the Local Union No. 482 in Austin, Texas. As a journeyman, he worked on a variety of construction types, which included structural steel, architectural precast, tilt-wall, steel bridge, as well as crane and tower crane erection. Mr. Wheeless’s practical experience as an ironworker gives him a rare insight into the built world and brings value to WJE projects of all kinds.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Steel Structures

  • Towers of Town Lake - Austin, TX: Evaluation of and recommendations for structural bracing elements for roof replacement and new installation of life safety restraint systems
  • Spur 280 TexRail Bridge - Fort Worth, TX: Structural analysis and roll-in design of new rail bridge

 

Constructability

  • Sunshine Bridge - Donaldsville, LA: Engineering assistance for impact repair of damaged truss chord
  • SH 130 - TX: Development of bridge jacking plans

 

Construction Troubleshooting

  • IH-35 Bridge - Temple, TX: Development of bridge demolition plans
  • Building 803 - Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands: Development of demolition plan

 

Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • Texas State University, Child Development Center Building - San Marcos: Evaluation of existing concrete slab-on-ground foundation for tunneling
  • Bay County Water Treatment Plant Train 2 - Panama City, FL: Development of concrete repairs

 

Precast/Prestressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete

  • St. David’s Medical Center Parking Garage - Austin, TX: Structural assessment and repair recommendations
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Parking Garage - Little Rock: Analysis and repair design of parking deck

 

Repair and Rehabilitation

  • Bastrop Independent School District, Cedar Creek High School - Cedar Creek, TX: Investigation of foundation movement
  • University of Texas at Austin: Evaluation of and repair recommendations for structural bracing elements for roof replacement
  • Mustang Island - Port Aransas, TX: Structural assessment of hurricane-damaged structures
  • University of Texas at Austin, Speedway and 27th Parking Garage: Inspection of column carbon fiber wrap
  • Port Houston Facility Inspection and Condition Assessment Program - TX: Development of baseline condition drawings of maritime assets

 

Corrosion Assessment

  • Texas State University, Tower Hall - San Marcos: Evaluation of concrete column and framing distress
  • Graduate research on the use of pore solution, modifying admixtures to mitigate the transport of salt-bearing fluids*

*Indicates with the University of Texas at Austin

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
American Welding Society (AWS)

Registrations

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
Journeyman Ironworker, 2001, LU #482 Ironworker Apprenticeship Program

Education

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, 2016
Master of Science, Civil Engineering/Materials, 2018