Daniel A. Riedel

Principal Consultant / P.E., ACTAR / Tampa

Background

Mr. Riedel graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, with a specialty in Structural Engineering. Mr. Riedel was examined by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

He has experience in construction engineering and inspection (CEI) on highway/roadway projects in Florida. His experience includes interpretation of contract plans, plan review, preparation of as-built drawings, documenting of material testing for construction, and tracking of construction costs. He is also familiar with interpretation of soil mechanics, as well as familiarity with deleterious conditions including buried debris, organic-laden soils, and clayey soils.

As a forensic engineer, Mr. Riedel has individually participated or led groups of multi-discipline specialists in the performance of distress assessments for residential and commercial structures. These assessments commonly included causation analysis of various individual building components and overall systems. Certain assessments involved geotechnical testing methods to evaluate the impact of subsurface conditions on overlying structures and provide remedial recommendations, if applicable. Remedial recommendations include design and monitoring of soil improvement by compaction grouting, slurry grouting, and/or chemical grouting, and foundation modification by helical pins and pin piles. Mr. Riedel has performed premises liability evaluations of walking surfaces, illumination, ramps, and stairways. He has also relied on experience in transportation projects to evaluate roadway design, construction, and maintenance in regard to vehicle accident reconstruction projects. Mr. Riedel has provided deposition and trial testimony.

Education and Certifications

  • Civil Engineering (Specialized in Structural Engineering), Cum Laude, B.S.: University of South Florida
  • Licensed Professional Engineer: Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, New York, and North Carolina
  • Certified English XL VIT
  • Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist: Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction