Chuck Guedelhoefer and Joe Macicak present “Using Full Scale Tests To Prove What Really Happened in a Construction Collapse” at the SEAOI Forensic Forum in Chicago

Chuck and Joe presented a case study of a forensic investigation that used full scale load tests to refute opinions stated by several other experts and OSHA investigators regarding the cause of a masonry collapse incident that resulted in a fatality. The in-situ structural configuration at the time the incident occurred was discussed along with the critical investigative findings from OSHA and other experts. Details of the design and construction of the test configuration were discussed, including forensic measurements necessary to replicate in-situ conditions for testing, and other specific detailing that helped assure the testing results were credible and unassailable.


Andrea Baird, NCARB, P.E, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C, BECxP, CxA+BE is promoted to Senior Architect

RRJ is pleased to announce that Andrea Baird has been promoted to Senior Architect.  With 12 years of architectural and engineering experience specializing in the evaluation, repair design, and testing of building enclosure components, she consults in the areas of peer review, commissioning, computational analysis, and construction quality assurance programs.  She will be responsible for project management and technical support for RRJ's forensic architectural and building enclosure consulting projects.  




George Mulholland presents “Restoration of Masonry” at the International Masonry Institute, Chicago Chapter in Addison, Illinois

This half-day program consists of a two-part keynote seminar followed by demonstrations and hands-on sessions covering a variety of masonry restoration crafts and techniques, and a classroom seminar. Participants will be divided into smaller groups for the demo / hands-on sessions to allow attendees the opportunity to work with the tools and engage in the crafts.