Daniel P. Barton

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

Background

Mr. Barton is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Florida and Tennessee, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering.

Mr. Barton’s professional experience includes property investigations on residential and commercial/industrial structures including roof damage assessments, moisture intrusion, flooring damage assessments (tile, wood, etc.), pool failures, and storm related damage.  His professional experience also includes geotechnical investigations of residential, municipal, and commercial environments, and structural analysis.  His 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 experienced in the design of soil improvement programs including karst remediation, such as compaction grouting, chemical grouting, 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.  He 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.

Representative Engagements

  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Foundation Stabilization
  • Roof damage assessments
  • Pool failures
  • Moisture intrusion assessments
  • Structural Assessments
  • Building failure analysis
  • Engineering consultations
  • Effects of dewatering on surrounding  structures

Education and Registrations

  • B.S. - Civil Engineering - University of South Florida
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Florida, Tennessee