NEWS | June 6, 2018

Adriana Alvarado and Timothy Costello Join WJE


WJE is pleased to welcome Adriana Alvarado and Timothy Costello to the firm’s fire protection practice.

Adriana Alvarado has joined the firm's fire protection practice as a senior associate. Ms. Alvarado is an industry expert with twenty-two years of experience in fire and life safety consulting. She will be located in WJE's San Antonio office, providing code consulting services to current and new clients in Texas and supporting life safety efforts nationally and globally.

According to Carl Baldassarra, manager of WJE's fire protection practice, "Adriana is well known for providing high-quality, timely service to clients. We are delighted that Adriana has joined WJE, further strengthening our staff."

Prior to joining WJE, Ms. Alvarado was project director for Aon Fire Protection Engineering and consultant for Jensen Hughes, Inc. In these capacities, she was the director or project lead for life safety project teams for various projects or served as the primary code consultant. Her project experience includes various aspects of the building industry, including hospitality, higher education, healthcare, industrial, detention, government, public assembly, and office/retail.

Timothy Costello, P.E., has also joined the firm's fire protection practice as an associate principal. Mr. Costello is a recognized industry expert with twenty years as a fire protection engineer and code consultant combined with twenty-five years in the volunteer fire service. He is presently licensed as a fire protection engineer in four states and is skilled in fire protection systems evaluation, design, and commissioning. He is also well-versed in the application of building and fire codes to new and existing buildings.

"We are thrilled to have Tim join us," stated Carl Baldassarra. "Tim's two decades of experience and his demonstrated creativity in resolving the most challenging fire protection problems is a significant benefit for our clients. Tim has a unique perspective of fire and life safety issues not otherwise available to most consultants."

Mr. Costello will be working out of WJE's New York and Princeton offices, providing services to current and new clients on the east coast and supporting fire protection and life safety efforts nationally. Prior to joining WJE, he was principal engineer at Jensen Hughes and previously led the New York City office of Rolf Jensen & Associates as vice president/operations manager.