Concrete Technology Expert Joins Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., as Affiliated Consultant

August 25, 2009
Nicholas J. Carino, PhD, a concrete technology consultant based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, will team up with engineers, architects, and materials scientists at WJE to solve the construction industry's most unique challenges. An expert in the field of concrete technology and nondestructive testing, Dr. Carino spent most of his career as a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Carino has provided expert failure analyses for major construction failures, including the examination of fireproofing properties for the NIST investigation of the 9/11 World Trade Center collapse.

A fellow of the American Concrete Institute and ASTM International, Dr. Carino is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Concrete Repair Institute. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree and a doctorate in structural engineering, all from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

"Dr. Carino's profound knowledge of concrete technology performance coupled with his unique work experiences will bring newfound solutions to complex challenges we encounter every day," said Cleveland Branch Unit Manager and Associate Principal Gary Wentzel. "We are very pleased to be working with a world renowned expert; we know he will be very instrumental to the success of our organization, which our clients will ultimately benefit from in the process," said Wentzel.

WJE's partnership with Dr. Carino will enable the company to further enhance its reputation as a global leader in the evaluation, testing and instrumentation, and repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures. WJE's practical application of cathodic protection systems and experimental laboratory experiences with specialty concretes, penetrating sealers, coatings, epoxy coated bars, epoxy-coated prestressing strands, and admixtures sets the firm apart from other organizations in the development of construction and maintenance procedures for new and existing reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

About WJE
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), is an interdisciplinary firm of architects, structural engineers, and materials scientists that specializes in the investigation, analysis, testing, and design of repairs for historic and contemporary structures. WJE focuses on delivering practical, innovative, and technically sound solutions across all areas of construction technology. Since the firm's founding more than fifty years ago, WJE specialists bring the collective experience gained from conducting more than seventy-five thousand investigations worldwide to every construction challenge. WJE combines state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities, nationwide offices, and knowledge sharing systems to provide solutions for the built world. For more information, please visit

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