Daniels Engineering, Inc.
Daniels Engineering was established in 1980, specializing in mechanical engineering services. Their expert engineers combine innovative concepts with tried and true methodologies in order to produce optimal mechanical solutions.
Their clients include construction firms, government agencies, energy companies and group residential facilities. They specialize in designing, building, renovating and inspecting steel, concrete and masonry structures for clients across these categories.
Early Life and Education
Daniels was inspired to become an educator by his own educational experiences as a child growing up in a small town where reading encyclopedias was an enjoyable pastime – this instilled within him an admiration for learning.
His engineering career encompasses projects related to the design, construction, maintenance, inspection and evaluation of steel, concrete and masonry structures ranging from nuclear and fossil power plants, industrial buildings, group residential facilities, commercial properties and parking garages.
Daniels has written extensively about the challenges that higher education institutions are currently facing, with particular attention on his advocacy for creating more world-class research universities. Additionally, Daniels has led multidisciplinary initiatives designed to tackle society’s pressing needs ranging from precision medicine and threats to democracy.
Daniels, a civil engineer by training, is passionate about making an impactful statement about diversity in engineering. She plays an active role in providing resources and support to women and minorities to achieve success; additionally she devotes much of her time mentoring other students (such as NSBE members).
He has extensive experience assessing building and structural engineering failures and claims, such as total collapses; component settlement; scaffold ladder and railing collapses, termite damage as well as compliance with OSHA (OHSA), ICC (BOCA), and ADA requirements.
Daniels, an expert in water/steam cycle chemistry, consults for utilities and industrial power generation clients on corrosion problems in boilers and turbines that range from small heating units to large utility units. In addition, he conducts steam chemistry audits that save utilities thousands in maintenance costs.
Achievement and Honors
Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building at Clemson University takes its name from the construction company founded by several alumni of Clemson and which contributed funds for this project.
An Air National Guard senior master sergeant from Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Civil Engineer Squadron was honored with the Chief Master Sergeant Larry R. Daniels Award recently, given by the Air Force to noncommissioned officers who exhibit outstanding civil engineering duties at National Guard Bureau level.
She has received many honors for her advocacy for women in engineering, such as Purdue Mortar Board’s Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion and American Society for Engineering Education’s Vincent Bendix Minority in Engineering Award. As WIEP director for over two decades she initiated pre-college and retention programs which continue to have an effectful and significant influence on thousands of engineering students today.
Daniels is actively involved in her professional and civic lives, serving on the Sandia Corporation board responsible for Sandia National Laboratory. Additionally, she belongs to numerous professional societies such as American Society of Engineering Education, SESA/SEM, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (first female editor for Journal of Applied Mechanics), Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and Order of Omega honor societies.
Though her career can be demanding, she makes time to enjoy hobbies like working out, reading and traveling on road trips. Additionally, she uses her engineering knowledge by sharing it with students while inspiring them to pursue their passions. Fostering and cultivating world-class research universities are essential in improving America’s economic competitiveness.
His expertise includes evaluating construction accidents and workplace safety issues, building and structural engineering failures and claims, foundation settlement, termite damage and water intrusion into buildings as well as total building collapses, component failures, foundation and structural member failures, scaffold collapses and building fires.
As part of his career in geotechnical and dam engineering, he has completed various projects such as soil analysis and earthwork assessment; embankment stability analysis and design; as well as dam inspections and assessments.
Hendrick Motorsports currently employs him as lead engineer of Jimmie Johnson’s championship-winning No. 48 Chevrolet team and during this tenure has guided them to 13 top-5 finishes, 60 top-10s, two pole positions and 1,552 laps led.