Daniel P. Barton

Eastern Region Geotechnical Division Manager / P.E. / Tampa

Background

Mr. Barton holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structural/geotechnical design and analysis. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Mr. Barton’s professional experience includes property investigations on residential and commercial/industrial structures including building subsidence assessments, roof damage assessments, moisture intrusion, flooring damage assessments (tile, wood, etc.), pool failures, plumbing system failures and repairs, and storm related damage. His professional skills also includes geotechnical investigations of residential, municipal, and commercial environments, and structural analysis. Mr. Barton’s experience in geotechnical testing has particularly focused on the identification of karst activity and the relationship of damage to structures underlain by karst. He is knowledgeable in the design of soil improvement programs including karst remediation, such as compaction grouting and chemical grouting, as well as foundation support including helical pins, pin pile design, and structural reinforcement.

Mr. Barton has prepared calculations for structural, and geotechnical analysis and design, prepared construction plans, technical specifications and bid documents, inspected the shop fabrication and the field construction of structural concrete and steel components. He has performed structural assessments of distressed and damaged buildings, evaluated and analyzed building failures, provided consultations and assessments of walking surfaces and stairs, and provided consultations to attorneys, and contractors. His structural analysis includes the use of the static and dynamic analysis programs to perform finite element analysis of structural failures. Mr. Barton has also provided engineering consultations, deposition testimony, and trial testimony.

Mr. Barton has also performed analysis of the effects of dewatering on surrounding structures, and the effects of vibrations on nearby structures. This analysis has included the use of seismographs to monitor ongoing construction vibration activity.

Education and Certifications

  • Civil Engineering, B.S.: The University of South Florida
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas
  • Tile Roofing Institute Florida High Wind Installer Certification