"Innovative solutions result from deeply exploring the details and fundamental aspects of a problem, material, or system."
— Steven Zimmerman, Associate Principal and Unit Manager
WJE was founded on a spirit of innovation—that everything can be improved and that opportunities to develop creative solutions abound. For sixty years, WJE has specialized in the investigation and analysis of existing structures and the materials and products that are used in the construction of the built world. Having solved some of the most complex structural and architectural problems of the past six decades, WJE brings real world experience to product evaluation as well as the knowledge and resources to foster continued product development.
WJE engineers, architects, and materials scientists are leaders in a wide range of industry organizations that develop many of the design standards and testing methods for construction-related components, systems, and materials. That knowledge, coupled with the capabilities of WJE’s Janney Technical Center—one of the largest and most comprehensive private construction research laboratories in North America—uniquely positions WJE to test and evaluate nearly any construction-related assembly or product.
WJE’s work related to product development includes laboratory verification of new and existing products; assistance with the evaluation of prototypes; and studies related to durability, long-term performance, and limitations of use. WJE applies extensive technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to successfully address every new challenge.
- Structural testing and instrumentation
- Physical and mechanical testing of materials
- Material durability testing
- Chemical and petrographic testing
- Large-scale prototype testing
- Quality control systems and inspections
- Load capacity and safety factor determination
- Product evaluation
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