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About Erik

As the Assistant Technical Director of the Civil/Structural group, Mr. Wetzler has directed and executed a range of forensic investigations, structural analyses, condition assessments, and litigation support cases. His practice is concentrated in building dominated losses involving tall towers, office and retail, education and detention facilities, warehouses, leisure facilities, historic buildings, and others throughout the globe. In addition, Mr. Wetzler has performed root cause analyses and scope of damage determinations for structures and..

As the Assistant Technical Director of the Civil/Structural group, Mr. Wetzler has directed and executed a range of forensic investigations, structural analyses, condition assessments, and litigation support cases. His practice is concentrated in building dominated losses involving tall towers, office and retail, education and detention facilities, warehouses, leisure facilities, historic buildings, and others throughout the globe.


In addition, Mr. Wetzler has performed root cause analyses and scope of damage determinations for structures and facilities in the materials, mining, and manufacturing industries. His experience includes the evaluation and assessment of natural and manufactured (man-made) losses and disasters, including fire, earthquakes, hurricanes, structural and vessel collapses, building envelope failures, and a variety of common and complex property loss scenarios. Utilizing technical research, root cause analysis, forensic data and on-site investigations, he delivers findings and conclusions to insurance companies, owners and attorneys.

As the Assistant Technical Director of the Civil/Structural group, Mr. Wetzler has directed and executed a range of forensic investigations, structural analyses, condition assessments, and litigation support cases. His practice is concentrated in building dominated losses involving tall towers, office and retail, education and detention...

As the Assistant Technical Director of the Civil/Structural group, Mr. Wetzler has directed and executed a range of forensic investigations, structural analyses, condition assessments, and litigation support cases. His practice is concentrated in building dominated losses involving tall towers, office and retail, education and detention facilities, warehouses, leisure facilities, historic buildings, and others throughout the globe.


In addition, Mr. Wetzler has performed root cause analyses and scope of damage determinations for structures and facilities in the materials, mining, and manufacturing industries. His experience includes the evaluation and assessment of natural and manufactured (man-made) losses and disasters, including fire, earthquakes, hurricanes, structural and vessel collapses, building envelope failures, and a variety of common and complex property loss scenarios. Utilizing technical research, root cause analysis, forensic data and on-site investigations, he delivers findings and conclusions to insurance companies, owners and attorneys.

Education

  • Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering
    University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources and Environment
    University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Erik Wetzler

Erik Wetzler, PE, SE

Assistant Technical Director

Civil/Structural

Areas of Expertise

  • Exterior Cladding Damage/Evaluations
  • Foundation Damage/Evaluations
  • Stone/Masonry Construction
  • Soil Retaining Structure Damage/Evaluation
  • Water Damage/Evaluation
  • Wind/Hail/Storm Surge Damage/Evaluations
  • Vibration Damage/Evaluation
  • Construction Defects/Construction Accidents
  • Fire/Explosion Damage/Evaluations
  • Multi-Residential Complex Fire and Explosion
  • Multi-Story Construction - Steel/Concrete/Wood
  • Major Loss Investigation
  • Civil and Structural Failure Analysis
  • Structural Failure
  • Wood Structures and Framing
  • Structural Analysis and Rehabilitation
  • Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Bridge Structures
  • Structural Steel
  • Structural Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Structural Drawings
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