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Daniel J. Hillner, P.E.

Senior Forensic Engineer






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Hillner has more than 20 years of experience in structural/civil engineering.  The first 12 years of his career were spent working for consulting firms and architectural firms in structural design, primarily of commercial buildings and educational facilities.  Since 2011, his primary focus has been in forensic engineering, including the analyses of existing commercial and residential structures and the foundation systems that support them.  Such investigations have involved soil-structure interaction, evaluation of building envelopes, and the cause, origin, and extent of peril damage such as that from hail, wind, earthquakes, tornadoes, explosions, fire, and vehicle collisions.

    • Structural Cause and Origin Investigation
    • Soil-Structure Interaction
    • Building Envelope Assessments
    • Structural Design (i.e. Structural Steel, Reinforced Concrete, Masonry)


  • Education


    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1997


  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Texas, License #92736

    Professional Engineer, California, License #75388

    Professional Engineer, Florida, License #88160

    Professional Engineer, Oklahoma, License #24061

    Professional Engineer, Louisiana, License #41779

    Professional Engineer, Kansas, License #PE26236

    Professional Engineer, New Mexico, License #24389

    Professional Engineer, Arkansas, License #18799

    Professional Engineer, North Carolina, License # 049376

    Professional Engineer, South Carolina, License #32888

    Professional Engineer, Mississippi, License # 30406

    Appointed Windstorm Inspector, Texas Department of Insurance

    NCEES Model Law Engineer



  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Assessments
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Design and Consulting
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Construction Management
    • Engineering - Construction Defect Evaluations
    • Engineering - Construction Management - Monitoring
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Roof Assessments
    • Engineering-Earthquake Damage Assessment
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