Recent VCEMP Graduate Belays Derring Hall
Kate Franczek, a MS 2020 graduate from our VCEMP program, now works for WDP and Associates Consulting Engineering in Blacksburg, VA. One of their clients is Virginia Tech. Kate recently performed a tactile inspection of Derring Hall. Kate belayed down Derring Hall to assess the condition of the concrete and masonry. She was trying to identify the source of efflorescence seen in the pictures. Her team used rope access to inspect areas that were inaccessible by foot and aerial lift.