Jerry E. Maly



Jerry Maly joined WJE in 2000, bringing his experience in the design of new buildings in addition to the evaluation, rehabilitation, and repair of existing structures. Much of his work has included the evaluation of structural capacity and the assessment and investigation of damage, deterioration, and failures in steel, wood, concrete, and masonry buildings resulting from construction and design errors, corrosion, decay, fire, snow, wind, and expansive soils. In many instances, these assignments have included the preparation of construction documents for strengthening and/or repairs. Mr. Maly’s experience includes review of construction documents for compliance with structural building code provisions, visual grading of wood framing, nondestructive evaluation, and seismic evaluation of existing buildings.

Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Maly worked at several Denver area structural engineering firms, where he acquired a broad range of design experience in residential buildings; office, commercial, educational, and convention facilities; and mid-rise and high-rise structures.


Failure Investigation

  • The Arrabelle at Vail Square - Vail, CO: Steel-framed connection failures
  • West River Dairy - Morris, MN: Collapse of pre-engineered metal building
  • Whitestone Farms - Holly, CO: Collapse of wood-framed roof trusses


Structural Evaluation

  • One Cherry Center - Denver, CO: Evaluation of precast concrete plaza for new planter/landscape loads
  • St. Michael Catholic Church - Canon City, CO: Stability analysis of wood dome roof structure
  • Wazee Exchange Building - Denver, CO: Structural evaluation and repair recommendations for historic brick and wood-framed structure built in 1871


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • St. John Vianney Seminary - Denver, CO: Building systems modernizing for historic structures
  • Heart Mountain Relocation Center - Powell, WY: Rehabilitation and seismic retrofit of historic smokestack
  • Mesa Verde National Park - CO: Repair designs for historic wood-framed structures and foundations


Fire Damage Investigation

  • Cabin Creek Hydroelectric Facility - Georgetown, CO: 4,000-lineal-foot steel, and concrete penstock
  • Precast Concrete Warehouse - Castle Rock, CO: Damage assessment and repair recommendations


Damage Assessment and Documentation

  • Colorado State University Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center - Nunn: Assessment of foundation movement
  • Cheyenne Civic Center - WY: Structural evaluation and assessment of flood damage
  • Worland High School Natatorium - Worland, WY: Assessment of 132-foot-diameter wood dome structure



Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers (CAGE)
National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)
Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC), past president and life member


Professional Engineer in CO, ND, and WY


University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1975

University of Colorado Boulder
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1979