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 Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

“Solving for Why” is written by professionals at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. Since 1956, WJE’s primary goal has been to provide the best solutions for its clients’ new and existing construction-related problems. The firm’s highly qualified engineers, architects, and materials scientists possess a collective knowledge gained from solving, as well as helping clients avoid, thousands of problems. Author information is available at the bottom of each blog entry.


Specifying Joint Sealants to Maximize Performance
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

The specification of joint sealants used as weather seals in building construction is as simple as choosing a sealant material from a manufacturer’s catalog, right? Well, maybe. ... READ MORE

POSTED JULY 6, 2017 | 0 COMMENTS

Extending the Service Life of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Elastomeric joint sealants are most commonly used in building construction as a primary (and sometimes as the sole) weather seal to prevent water infiltration, and air infiltration and exfiltration, t... READ MORE

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 | 1 COMMENT

The Proper Use of Sealants on Weathering Steel
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Sealants used as weather seals on the exterior envelopes of buildings have been formulated to achieve tenacious bond to many building cladding materials that commonly include aluminum, steel, concrete... READ MORE

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | 3 COMMENTS

5 Benefits of Building Enclosure Commissioning
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Despite this standardization and a growing history of proven results, many misconceptions and a general lack of understanding of BECx still plague the construction industry.... READ MORE

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2016 | 2 COMMENTS

6 Fundamentals of Good Roof Design
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Roofs fail prematurely or fail to reach their rated life of approximately 20 years for one of four reasons... READ MORE

POSTED JULY 28, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS

Steps to Assessing Concrete Structures
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

An assessment of a concrete structure to evaluate existing conditions and determine causes of distress and deterioration provides the basis for development of a repair program. ... READ MORE

POSTED MAY 9, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS

Checklist for Evaluating Stone Durability
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Stone, in general, is considered a durable material; however, not all stones are as durable as one might anticipate.... READ MORE

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS

5 Winter Challenges Buildings Face
By Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

This first blog written by Logan Cook of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. includes winter prep considerations for buildings... READ MORE

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2016 | 1 COMMENT

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