Robert J. Dinjar

Consultant / P.E. / Austin

Background

Mr. Dinjar is a graduate of Texas A&M University at College Station earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  He has specialized knowledge of the building components specified in designs including foundations, concrete (cast in place, precast, and post-tensioned), structural steel, masonry, light wood framing, light steel framing, timber framing, building envelope (roofing, weather barriers, water proofing)

Mr. Dinjar’s forensic investigation expertise includes the evaluation of low-and mid-rise residential, institutional, and commercial buildings. Assignments have involved building code compliance, construction defects, foundation movement, construction contractual disputes, structural failures, water intrusion, post-fire structural issues; storm and flood damage, hail damage, damage from high winds, vehicle impact to buildings and plumbing leaks.

Representative Engagements

  • Structural integrity of buildings and walls
  • The causes of wall finish damage (stucco and EIFS) to residential and commercial buildings
  • The extent of wind and water damage resulting two large hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Hail damage to residential and commercial buildings
  • Damage from varied causes to a large variety of commercial and residential roofs
  • Moisture intrusion through building envelopes:
    • The extent of structural damage resulting from building fires
    • The extent of structural damage to buildings caused by vehicular impact
    • The cause of collapse of concrete tilt-up walls under construction
    • The extent of structural damage to buildings caused by high winds and floods
    • The cause of collapse of retaining walls
    • The cause and extent of moisture intrusion through residential and commercial roofs
    • The cause and extent of moisture intrusion through residential and commercial walls and windows, including water testing and destructive testing

Education/Registrations 

  • B.S. - Civil Engineering – Texas A&M University
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Texas