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Rocco C. Romero

Principal

 
Experience

Rocco Romero joined WJE in 1989 and has since been involved in more than five hundred investigations working in WJE offices in Chicago, Honolulu, and Seattle. He specializes in the investigation and repair of exterior building systems, specifically in the investigation of various waterproofing, roofing, cladding, and window systems. Mr. Romero’s project experience comprises a variety of tasks, including visual inspections and condition surveys, roofing and waterproofing failure investigations, evaluation of distressed and deteriorated conditions, water infiltration testing, repair design and construction document preparation, and field observation during construction.

Mr. Romero provides litigation support services for projects that involve inspection, materials testing and evaluation, applicable code review, repair recommendations, and scope of work development. His recent projects include municipal buildings, mid-rise apartment buildings, and condominium complexes.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

EIFS and Stucco Systems

  • Extended Stay America Hotels - Multiple Locations: EIFS distress and water leakage investigation and litigation support services
  • Jefferson General Hospital - Port Townsend, WA: EIFS distress and water leakage investigation, repair design, and construction document development
  • Public Utilities Commission Buildings - Salem, OR: Stucco distress and water leakage investigation

 

Roofing and Waterproofing

  • Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center - AK: Investigation of water intrusion and condensation-related issues, construction document preparation for roofing replacement and window clerestory repair, and construction observation services
  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts - Eugene, OR: Investigation of water intrusion through the steep-sloped metal panel roofing and skylight system, construction document preparation, and construction observation services
  • Oregon State Capitol Upper and Lower Terraces - Salem, OR: Waterproofing membrane replacement construction document preparation and construction observation services
  • Port Angeles Fire Station Headquarters - Port Angeles, WA: Investigation of deteriorated roof deck, roofing replacement construction document preparation, and construction observation services
  • Robert B. Atwood Building - Anchorage, AK: Construction document preparation for plaza waterproofing membrane replacement
  • Washington State Legislative Building Plaza - Olympia, WA: Waterproofing membrane replacement construction document preparation and construction observation services
  • Yale Center for British Art - New Haven, CT: Investigation of water intrusion, roofing and skylight replacement construction document preparation, and construction observation services

 

Litigation Consulting

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center - Anchorage, AK: Investigation of water intrusion and condensation related issues; litigation support services and expert witness testimony
  • Kennewick Public Library - Kennewick, WA: Construction defect investigation of roofing, window, and metal siding systems and litigation support services
  • University Way Plaza - Seattle, WA: Stucco cladding investigation and litigation support services
Professional Affiliations

American Architectural Manufacturers Association
American Institute of Architects
Association for Preservation Technology
​International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Registrations

Architect in AK, IL, OR, TX, and WA

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Architecture in Structures, 1990