Property Practice Vice President Wes Jordan Named ASCE Fellow

September 11, 2023

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction has named Rimkus Vice President James W. “Wes” Jordan as an ASCE Fellow. This prestigious honor, held by 3% of ASCE members, recognizes those who “have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.” ASCE is the oldest engineering society in the United States and has more than 150,000 members in 177 countries.

ASCE recognized Wes’ 34-year engineering career and his numerous leadership roles during that time, including President of an ASCE Branch, President of the Indiana Structural Engineers Association, two terms (eight years) of service on the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission, responsible charge over hundreds of structural design projects and forensic engineering assessments, and engineering management positions at various engineering firms including his current role as Vice President, Property Practice, at Rimkus (where he has been employed for 21 years). Wes’ appointment as an ASCE Fellow is also attributable to his 20 years of activity in the Forensic Engineering Division of ASCE, authoring or co-authoring 11 ASCE papers, participating in many Forensic Engineering and Structural Engineering Congresses, serving on the Forensic Engineering Practice Committee, contributing as a peer reviewer for a recent ASCE publication, and being inducted into the Order of the Engineer.

“I am very humbled and grateful for this honor from ASCE,” said Wes. “I consider it a crowning achievement for a rewarding career as a structural and forensic engineer. I share this honor with my employers, colleagues, mentors, peers, and family – who have all provided the support and encouragement I will forever cherish. Not to be cliché, but it truly is all about teamwork – and I look forward to providing my support and encouragement to others as they progress in their engineering careers.”

Wes has been employed with Rimkus for 21 years; as a forensic engineer, he has performed hundreds of engineering investigations for insurance companies, law firms, construction firms, and property owners. A professional/structural engineer licensed in 13 states, Wes has expertise in evaluating buildings and structures for various conditions and forms of damage and is responsible for the technical oversight and leadership of civil, structural, and architectural engineers; architects; and building consultants at Rimkus.

See the announcement in ASCE’s Civil Engineering Source.

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