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Construction Consultant

Dan Connell

Construction Consultant

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Mr. Connell has experience in the forensics, energy and power, commercial and industrial buildings, and residential structures industries. Mr. Connell has performed renovations and repairs for insured losses such as fire, flood, tornado, hail, wind, hurricane, as well as, neglect for residential and commercial structures. As a consultant, he has worked and supervised repairs to commercial and residential facilities in over 35 states with over $50 million dollars in damages due to natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav, Rita, Dolly, Isaac, and Irene. Additionally, he has been active in the mediation process as a construction expert for both the insured and major insurance carriers which included assistance in over 300 mediations from hurricanes in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

Mr. Connell has worked on more than 100 appraisals ranging in dollar values from$25,000 to $10 million as a Certified Appraiser and an Umpire. He has worked with the insured, the insurer, and attorneys in these processes. Mr. Connell has performed appraisals in multiple states, some of which are Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, California, Wyoming, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Iowa. In addition, he has written cost estimates in over35 states. He also has expert testimony and deposition experience.

Mr. Connell has worked in the roofing industry for more than 20 years and as an expert roof consultant for the past 11 years inspecting over 1,000 roofing systems. He has developed and supervised roof experts in many areas of the U.S. His expertise is residential steep-sloped roofing systems and commercial low-sloped roofing systems. Mr. Connell has taught roof training classes jointly with engineers in the industry to adjusters. As a contractor, he worked in multiple catastrophic situations such as Hurricane Katrina and installed over 250 residential roof coverings in New Orleans in a ten week period. He also has deposition experience as the hired expert on litigation files specifically pertaining to roofing that are in progress. 

Certifications/Affliations:

  • Windstorm Umpireand Appraiser certified
  • Haag certified in Roof Inspection, 2011 HCI # 201107313
  • Certified as a Roof Instructor with CE accreditation formally in Georgia
  • Georgia Home Builders
  • Windstorm
  • RCI – Professional Designation

Education:

  • Emory University
    • Technical writing certification
  • Technical Writing Course
  • Xactimate Seminar
  • First General Services and Management Supervisor Basic Training (UPS)

Area of expertise include:

  • Hail Damage Assessment – Commercial and Residential
  • Wind Damage Assessment – Commercial and Residential
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Wood Structures
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Conventional Stucco
  • Water Intrusion
  • Catastrophe Response
  • Residential Homes
  • Chinese Drywall
  • Windows
  • Construction Defects
  • Roofing
  • Swimming Pools
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Tilt Wall Panel Buildings
  • Energy field:
    • Bio-diesel plants
    • Ethanol plants
    • Steam lines
    • Yeast producing plant
    • Chemical plants
    • Egg laying plants
Atlanta, GA * 214-614-6600 * HaagConstructionConsulting.com