Noah J. Fehrenbacher

Senior Associate


Noah Fehrenbacher joined WJE in 2006. His predominant areas of work include structural analysis, as well as inspection of reinforced concrete and fiber reinforced structures. In addition to inspection, his work with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) has included analysis and material and load testing. Mr. Fehrenbacher also has extensive experience with tent and membrane structures.

Mr. Fehrenbacher has been involved with evaluating local building codes throughout the country. He has analyzed concrete, steel, wood, glass, and membrane structures. Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Fehrenbacher worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation and MS Consultants, Inc. During this time, he was involved in surveying, material testing, computer-aided drafting, and bridge design.


Construction Observation and Inspection

  • 1401 South State Street - Chicago, IL: High-rise reinforced concrete residential tower
  • Chicago Midway Airport - Chicago, IL: Reinforcement of existing parking garage structure using FRP


Facade Assessment

  • Marina Towers: Chicago, IL: High-rise reinforced concrete residential tower
  • 350 West Mart: Chicago, IL: High-rise reinforced concrete commercial tower


Failure Investigation

  • Bridgeview Manufacturing Facilities - Bridgeview, IL: Investigation of wind damage to masonry and steel joist single-story structures


Load Testing

  • Chicago Public Schools - Chicago, IL: Testing of reinforced concrete structures prior to FRP strengthening


Stadiums and Arenas

  • U.S. Cellular Field - Chicago, IL: Construction observation and structural analysis
  • Soldier Field - Chicago, IL: Inspection and construction observation
  • Louisiana State University Tiger Stadium: Baton Rouge, LA: Investigation of construction claims
  • Great American Ballpark - Cincinnati, OH: Materials testing


Structural Analysis/Computer Modeling

  • UniverSoul Circus - Various Locations: Nonlinear analysis of tent membrane; analysis of bleachers for assembly occupancy
  • Chase Tower - Chicago, IL: Analysis of existing structure for changes in loading and framing
Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)


ATC 20 Post Earthquake Evaluation Certification
Professional Engineer in IN
Structural Engineer in IL


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2004

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2005