Weidlinger Associates, Inc., is a structural engineering firm that designs and rehabilitates buildings, bridges, and infrastructure and provides special services in applied science, forensics, and physical security. For more than 65 years, the firm has been recognized worldwide for its innovative and practical design solutions and for its long-term commitment to advancing the state of the art in engineering. Headquartered in New York City, the firm, which employs about 300 full-time staff, has branch offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, please see www.wai.com.
Weidlinger is passionate about resilience, and recognizes the close relationship between building performance and the ability of communities to recover after hazardous events. The firm urges clients to think in terms of building performance, acknowledging the need to defend against a range of threats before disaster strikes, with the common goals of saving lives, preventing injury, protecting property, and minimizing disruptions to business operations. Weidlinger supports the USRC’s implementation of building-performance rating systems and its efforts to educate clients and the public about the role of buildings in maintaining community economies in the aftermath of natural and manmade disasters.
USRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is a leading organization for implementing
and disseminating rating systems that describe the
performance of buildings during earthquakes and other
natural hazard events.