Failures can occur at any time. Understanding the cause of that failure is critical to getting your structure, part, or other material back into service quickly. WJE's scientists provide comprehensive consulting services for the evaluation of construction materials and metals—both new and old. A full range of services in petrography, microscopy, analytical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and physical testing of materials are offered in WJE’s Janney Technical Center in Northbrook, Illinois, and branch office laboratory facilities in Austin, Texas, and Cleveland, Ohio.

The combination of comprehensive materials sciences expertise with engineering and architectural capabilities uniquely positions and qualifies WJE to deliver innovative yet sound solutions to construction materials and metal problems. Using state-of-the-art evaluation methods, many of which were pioneered at WJE, WJE materials scientists have a long history of performing foundational materials related research and have solved thousands of materials problems, answering such questions as “Why did it fail?,” “How long will it last?,” and “How can it be fixed?”