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Our vision is for the infrastructure industry to recognize RJ Watson as the prestigious leader in engineered structural systems, revered for our ability to find solutions to complex design challenges in a price competitive environment.  

About Our Company

R.J. Watson, Inc. is a firm of engineers and specialists that devotes its energies to developing structural engineering solutions for the heavy construction industry throughout the world.  Their emphasis is on the utilization of state of the art technology combined with personnel who are renowned for their expertise in this field, specializing in both seismic and non-seismic applications.

The company delivers a diverse and custom range of products and services to customers around the world, providing high load multirotational bearings; seismic isolation devices, expansion joint systems, noise mitigation materials and FRP strengthening products to the bridge, highway and heavy construction industry.

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Ronald J. Watson, President

Ronald J Watson

Ronald J. Watson


Ron is founder and President of RJ Watson, Inc.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo and over 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture and testing of high load multirotational bearings, seismic isolation devices and bridge deck joint sealing systems. He also has over 25 years experience in the design and application of FRP strengthening materials for structural components.

Ron is active in many technical committees within the American Concrete Institute and the Transportation Research Board. He is Chairman of the American Society of Testing and Materials’ Subcommittees D04.34 and D04.32 on Preformed Joint Seals and Bridges and Structures. Ron is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and serves as Chairman of its International Joints and Bearings Research Council which organizes the quinquennial World Congress on Joints, Bearings and Seismic Systems.

Our Products

RJ Watson, Inc. is a World Wide Designer, Manufacturer and Supplier of Bridge Bearings, Seismic Isolation Disk Bearings, Multirotational Disk Bearings, Bridge Expansion Joints, Sound Mitigation Systems, Fiber Reinforced Polymer Systems and Spray Applied Waterproofing Membranes for the Bridge, Highway and Heavy Construction Industry.

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PDH Courses

RJ Watson offers free Certified PDH Courses for Professional Engineers. A certified instructor will come to your site. Engineers may earn Professional Development Hours in Bearings, Seismic Isolation Devices, Joint Sealing and Waterproofing Membranes for bridge decks.

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Testing Services

RJ Watson has a state of the art high load and displacement bearing test facility and offers customized testing services to the infrastructure industry. No cost estimates are offered for performance testing, specimen adapter engineering, and adapter fabrication.

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Great Support

The RJ Watson Team has decades of experience in the bridge and highway industry. RJ Watson offers a no cost, no obligation design service for engineers and consultants interested in examining the feasibility of using RJ Watson’s Bridge and Structural Engineered Systems on their projects.

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