David Burnett
David Burnett, P.E, CFPS
Managing Engineer
Buildings & Structures
  • Denver

Mr. Burnett has been a civil/structural engineer since 1991, and has more than 15 years of experience in forensic and research consulting. He has evaluated hundreds of buildings and sites for issues related to site preparation (excavation, grading, drainage, etc.), foundations, structural capacity, the building envelope (roofing, cladding, moisture management systems, insulation, etc.), and interior finishes. Mr. Burnett is highly experienced in residential and heavy timber construction, wood science, and construction defect litigation. He has also provided expert testimony and is commonly called upon to provide building and life safety code analysis and OSHA regulation consulting for personal injury cases.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Wood Science & Building Materials Technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Arizona, #50708

Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado, #34389

Licensed Professional Engineer, Kansas, #20844

Licensed Professional Engineer, Nebraska, #E-13039

Licensed Professional Engineer, Montana, #20299

Licensed Professional Engineer, New Mexico, #19691

Licensed Professional Engineer, Oklahoma, #24405

Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas, #110509

Licensed Professional Engineer, Utah, #7526105

Licensed Professional Engineer, Wyoming, #12464

Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), NFPA

Certified Construction Safety & Health Specialist, OSHA Training Institute

Certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer, OSHA Training Institute

Publications

Burnett D, Clouston P, Damery D, Fissette P. Structural properties of pegged timber connections as affected by end distance. Forest Products Journal 2003; 53(2):50–57.

Prior Experience

Division Manager, Civil/Structural/Construction, AEI Corporation, 2008–2015

President, HAMMERBEAM Investigations & Timber Engineering Corp., 2005–2011

Project Engineer, Western Engineering & Research Corporation, 2000–2008

Lecturer (Advanced Timber Design), University of Colorado – Denver, 2004

President, Select Structural Inc., 1999–2004

Forensic/Structural Engineer, Gillans Inc., 1999

Research Engineer, University of Massachusetts Transportation Center, 1997–1998

Civil/Structural Engineer, Brockman Engineering Inc., 1995–1999

Civil Engineer, EDAW-HRV, Inc., 1993–1994

Engineer, CPP Wind Engineering Consultants, Inc., 1991–1993

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers—ASCE

Structural Engineers Association of Colorado—SEAC

National Fire Protection Association—NFPA

Record Holder National Council of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors—NCEES

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Wood Science & Building Materials Technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Arizona, #50708

Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado, #34389

Licensed Professional Engineer, Kansas, #20844

Licensed Professional Engineer, Nebraska, #E-13039

Licensed Professional Engineer, Montana, #20299

Licensed Professional Engineer, New Mexico, #19691

Licensed Professional Engineer, Oklahoma, #24405

Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas, #110509

Licensed Professional Engineer, Utah, #7526105

Licensed Professional Engineer, Wyoming, #12464

Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), NFPA

Certified Construction Safety & Health Specialist, OSHA Training Institute

Certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer, OSHA Training Institute