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WERC Project News

OCT 23, 2014
In order to better service our clients WERC’s structural engineering team is attending the SEAC (Structural Engineers Association of Colorado) Fall Seminar expanding their knowledge base on Snow Loads on Unusual Roof Shapes and Fire Resistance Rated Construction.

OCT 20, 2014 
Architect Jeremy Kozik is scheduled to testify in an upcoming personal injury trial regarding ASTM standards and ADA relative to an individual who fell off a short retaining wall.

OCT 14, 2014 
Carl Muha, Mechanical Engineering Manager, is scheduled to testify in a Construction Defect case regarding an Aurora, CO Condominium Complex.

SEP 29, 2014
Structural Engineer Robert Hessek has been called in to investigate damage to a single-family residence in Belen, NM, after a six-foot section of the residence’s plaster ceiling collapsed, allegedly, due to the vibrations of a local nearby train.

SEP 23, 2014
Carl Muha, Mechanical Engineer, investigated a local outdoor public pool where a Frozen Piping failed caused serious water loss and damages.

SEP 20, 2014
Robert Hessek, Structural Engineer, investigated a Multi-Family Apartment complex in Fort Collins, CO regarding a Construction Defect (CD) case where problems related to a Slab-On-Grade Foundation caused cracking of the drywall and cracking at entryways and windows.

SEP 11, 2014
Engineers Kevin Walker and Carl Muha, evaluated a hydronic coil from a HVAC system to determine mode of failure that resulted in water damage to a property in NV.

SEP 10, 2014 
WERC’s President and structural expert, Jim Royston, testified in a personal injury case involving a concrete Stair Tread Failure. Mr. Royston’s explanation of the failure to the jury was crucial in helping his client, a local Defense Attorney, receive a defense verdict.

SEP 9, 2014
Joe Dezman and Carl Muha, experts in WERC’s mechanical department, developed a new Testing Protocol to determine the quality of brass used to manufacture Supply Riser Components.  These tests will identify the levels of zinc in riser components and the susceptibility of the material to undergo Dezincification.

SEP 9, 2014
Carl Muha and Kevin Walker investigated the mode of failure of a Drinking Fountain linked to a water loss at a local Denver Tech Center business.

SEP 8, 2014 
Robert Hessek, Structural Engineer, evaluated a residential Fort Lupton home showing distressed and Cracking Drywall. After determining Helical Pier installation would be the solution to the structural damage, Bob worked with the contractor to come up with the most economical course of installation.

SEP 7, 2014
Carl Muha and Kevin Walker investigated the failure of a wall mounted speaker that allegedly caused Personal Injuries.

AUG 21, 2014 
WERC president, Jim Royston, and Architect, Jeremy A. Kozik, investigated a large custom residence in Jackson Hole, WY.  WERC has been retained by the attorney who represents the General Contractor in this Construction Defect Lawsuit.

AUG 13, 2014
Carl Muha, Mechanical Manager, evaluated a failed water heater connector that caused significant water loss at large Commercial High-rise located in downtown Denver.

AUG 6, 2014
Architect Jeremy Kozik attended a Building Enclosure Council meeting and seminar, today, to increase his knowledge of “Silicone Sealants & Coatings – Building Construction & Restoration.”

JULY 29, 2014
Architect Jeremy A. Kozik, investigated a four story mixed-use building in Englewood, CO for a client who represents the General Contractor in a Construction Defect lawsuit. 7/18/14 – Jeremy A. Kozik testified in a jury trial involving alleged defects and damage associated with closed-cell spray Foam Insulation.

JULY 15, 2014
Structural Engineer Robert Hessek was been retained to investigate concrete Floor Slab Movement of a residential home where the Leaking of Exterior Faucets were the alleged culprit; analysis determined movement to be caused by multiple factors other than the plumbing leaks.

JULY 7, 2014
Jeremy A. Kozik, AIA, spent a week in Durango, CO investigating alleged defects and damage associated with the building envelope at a townhome complex.  Mr. Kozik was hired by the attorneys who represent the General Contractor in this Construction Defect Lawsuit.

JULY 2, 2014
Engineers Joe Dezman and Kevin Walker, under the direction of Carl Muha, recreated the events surrounding a water loss using a Laboratory Mock-up of the stud space in a residential wall.