Building on more than sixty years of finding innovative solutions to construction-related problems, WJE recognizes the value of knowledge sharing and collaboration, not just among our employees but with our industry colleagues as well. Through a series of articles, our experts share their knowledge and experiences on a variety of topics, both general and specific. We encourage you to use our filters to find subjects that interest you and may help you better understand a challenge you face in your work.
When reinforced concrete is exposed to fire, both the concrete and reinforcement may be altered,... MORE >Nondestructive Evaluation of Fire-Damaged Reinforced Concrete
WJE research project used as basis for code changes to the 2022 edition of NFPA 13 MORE >Resolving ESFR Sprinkler Obstruction Challenges
Gates at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were overhauled for the life safety, code... MORE >Case Study: Airport Fire Protection Design
Crucial design limitations can significantly affect the performance of interior window sprinklers MORE >WJE Primer: Interior Window Sprinklers - Understanding the Risks and Rewards
The CARES Act recently passed by Congress allows businesses to accelerate expensing of retrofit... MORE >WJE Primer: New Tax Law Provides Economic Benefits for Retrofit Fire System Installations
Changes to the building, contents, operations and water supply often occur, affecting the... MORE >Existing Systems: Reviewing the Design
Whether purchasing an existing building or preparing a capital improvement plan, understanding... MORE >WJE Primer: Property Condition Assessments - Fire Alarm and Emergency Communication Systems
As designers and stewards of our built environment, the public trust is safeguarded when we take... MORE >Conservation and Fire Science: A Delicate Balance
In this article, WJE fire protection experts examine three standardized tests that are relied... MORE >Fire Protection Tests and Building Enclosure Systems: A Brief History
Fire protection design in high-rise structures MORE >Exterior Cladding and Fire Protection: More Than Skin Deep
Grenfell Tower fire raises concerns about exterior wall materials that facilitate combustion. MORE >Fire Resistance of Exterior Cladding Materials
WJE regularly hosts webinars on interesting topics and challenges related to the built world. We encourage you to search through our library for subjects of interest to you. Watch, listen, and share with others. And join our webinar mailing list to receive invitations to upcoming live webinars; attendees are eligible to earn AIA learning units (PDHs). Whether you join us live or view a recording, we hope you'll learn something new that will help you in your work.
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WJE encourages its engineers, architects, and materials scientists to contribute to the ongoing dialogue of the built world through the sharing of presentations at conferences, seminars, and other educational forums. Please check back on a regular basis to see where a WJE expert will be speaking next.
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