WJE Primer: Reacting Rationally to Unexpected Structural Failures


In the wake of any catastrophic, high-profile structural collapse, we often witness an intense and emotional response by those responsible for other structures to promptly take some action in an attempt to provide reassurance that their structures are reliable.

In this primer, WJE structural engineers Brian Calderone (South Florida) and Gary Wentzel (Northbrook) provide their perspective to help building owners and property managers make informed and rational decisions regarding their own structures while under substantial pressures.