Daniel S. Grant

Senior Consultant / R.A., G.C., NCARB, CXLT, CPSI / Las Vegas

Background

Mr. Grant is a Registered Architect in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington; and a general contractor in California. Mr. Grant acquired a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design degrees from the University of Colorado.

Mr. Grant has over 45 years of construction-related, design, and planning experience, with 20 of those years in forensic investigations regarding premises liability, property loss, and construction defects. He has provided hundreds of slip, trip, and fall premises liability evaluations for casinos, theatres, and nightclubs; hotels, motels, and restaurants; swimming pools and pool decks; grocery and convenience stores; retail and office buildings; parking lots and parking garages; landscaping, parks and activity centers; and residences. During the assessment of premises liability, he specializes in determining the standard of care, industry standards, applicable codes and standards, and reasonable notice.

He has determined the cause and origin of property damage assessments and provided construction defect analysis for thousands of structures which include hotels, motels, and restaurants; swimming pools and pool decks; gas stations and auto dealerships; retail and office buildings; library, educational, and ecclesiastical facilities; industrial, warehouse, and storage buildings; single-family, multi-family, and manufactured homes; daycare centers and convalescent homes; animal hospitals, equestrian centers, ranches, and farms. During his assessment and causation analysis, he has evaluated building envelope, component installation, construction integrity and sequencing, materials evaluation, and product compatibility. Mr. Grant specializes in identifying applicable codes and standards, substandard construction, deterioration, and maintenances. Investigations include rain, snow, wind, hail, lightning strikes, hurricanes and tornados; soils and drainage; waterproofing and flashing integration; cracks, deterioration, displacement, exposure and maintenance of roof tiles, asphalt shingle, modified bitumen, mineral, built-up-roofs, slate, metal, EPDM, TPO, and SPF roof systems; stability of retaining, CMU and masonry walls; stucco, wood, vinyl, and metal cladding; and HVAC and plumbing.

Mr. Grant has investigated and evaluated over 1,200 structures that were subject to disaster events such as Hurricanes Ike (2008), Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), Florence (2018) and Dorian (2019); wind and hail events in Arizona (2010), Texas (2016), New Mexico (2019); and various tornados and lightning strikes.

Education and Certifications

• Master of Architecture (M. Arch.): University of Colorado, Denver
• Environmental Design (B. Envd.): University of Colorado, Boulder
• Engineering and math, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
• Architect Registrations: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington
• National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
• General Contractor: California
• Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT)
• Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
• International Code Council (ICC)
• American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
• American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM)
• National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)