Jim Wesevich heads up the Austin office and serves as co-director of our Houston location. He focuses on mitigating blast, fire and toxic hazards for on and offshore petrochemical facilities. Jim has been responsible for the assessment and retrofitting of numerous buildings using consequence or quantitative risk assessment-based facility siting studies following OSHA and API regulations. He designs creative, blast-hardened retrofits based on postulated vapor cloud explosion, toxic release and pool or jet fire impingement scenarios that minimize interruption of building operations. He has extensive experience conducting incident investigations, particularly those involving vapor cloud explosions or bursting pressure vessels. Jim also provides blast hardened test cell design support for mitigating accidental blast and fragment hazards from high pressure and extreme temperature validation testing that simulate pneumatic and hydrostatic downhole tool conditions.
M.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Earlier in his career, Jim provided research, testing and design support to defeat nuclear weapons, conventional weapons and terrorist threats for a number of U.S. government agencies.