Daniel Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Florida with over 24 years of geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical engineering consulting experience focused on multidisciplinary engineering contracts for federal, municipal, and private clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. His practice focuses on construction management, construction engineering, landfill reclamation, construction QA/QC, and remedial system O&M.
To assist his clients, Dan has used his geologic and geotechnical expertise on a variety of construction projects including the multi-billion dollar Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program and the Lake Okeechobee Herbert Hoover Dike Restoration. Early in his consulting career, he focused on geotechnical engineering and heavy civil earthwork projects including the construction of reservoirs, lined storage impoundments, dikes and levees with an emphasis and construction management, quality assurance and quality control, and his practice also included the design, permitting and construction oversight of a variety of containment systems for the mining, power, chemical and solid waste industries. Dan has managed over 500 containment facility construction projects in U.S, Europe, Africa, and South America. He has also managed a number of large projects requiring the implementation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Construction Quality Management (CQM) System, including the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Reach 1 Rehabilitation, O'Hare Reservoir, and Stormwater Treatment Area 1 East.
As a senior program manager, Dan has been directly involved in the design and construction of soil- bentonite and cement-bentonite slurry walls, tailings dams, earthen levees, geosynthetic and roller compacted concrete lined reservoirs, municipal and industrial stormwater management systems, deep foundations for single and multi-story structures and construction of low permeability soil and geosynthetic lining systems for waste disposal facilities. He has managed complex electro-magnetic and ground penetrating radar geophysical surveys, borehole geophysical testing and analysis, large scale borrow source investigations, design and construction of pre-cast driven and auger cast pile supported foundations, and both deep dynamic and vibro-floatation compaction for multi-story building foundations.
Dan is a founding member of the Florida Association of Professional Geologists, a Certified Environmental Assessor, Registered Environmental Property Assessor, and holds an NICET Level II Geosynthetics Inspection Certification. He is a member of the American Society of Testing and Materials Technical Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIP.G.).