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, spray applied coating systems and FRP strengthening products to the bridge, highway and heavy construction industry.
Ronald J. Watson, President
Ronald J. WatsonPresident
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 35 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 20 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.
National Bridge, LLC
National Bridge, a subsidiary of RJ Watson, is a state of the art manufacturing company that specializes in the fabrication of high load multirotational bearings, seismic isolation devices, expansion joint systems and other specialty products for the heavy construction industry. Incorporated in 1983, National Bridge is an AISC certified shop that has a worldwide reputation as a high quality fabricator of specialty components for civil engineering structures.