Condition Evaluation


"Our extensive experience with structures of all types and vintages enables efficient and effective evaluation and repair solutions."

— Tracy Perry, Associate Principal and Unit Manager

Better solutions come from a better understanding of the problems. When presented with a new challenge, the first objective is to establish a baseline. WJE draws upon decades of experience to accurately decipher the conditions present and determine how they may contribute to present or future problems. WJE applies the lessons learned from over 125,000 projects to provide clients with a full picture of their structure’s or component’s condition. From visual assessments to complex service life modeling studies, WJE provides clients the answers they need.

From on-site surveys to field and laboratory testing, WJE takes a hands-on approach to condition evaluation. Our professionals utilize traditional access methods, such as lifts and swing stages, as well as rope access techniques and drone technology to visually assess structures of all sizes and configurations. With the use of data-collection tools—such as WJE Plannotate®, a tablet-based proprietary software application—WJE efficiently collects and annotates inspection data and shares those findings in real-time with other team members, who work to organize and analyze the information.

When additional information is needed, materials samples or building elements can be tested in the field or in WJE’s in-house laboratories. Using state-of-the-art testing equipment and laboratories, WJE professionals can determine everything from a material’s elemental composition and construction type to a component’s load capacity or cause of failure.

Based on a thorough understanding of a structure’s condition, WJE develops technically sound and tailored recommendations.

  • Facade assessment
  • Visual survey and condition assessment
  • Documentation of existing conditions and scope of damage
  • Laboratory and field testing of materials
  • Assessment and evaluation of in-service performance
  • Service life assessments
  • Repair recommendations
  • Cost estimating and capital reserve studies
  • Prepurchase/presale assessments