COMPANY AFFILIATION
Canon Consulting & Engineering Co., Inc,
106 Memory Lane
Moore, S.C. 29369
Phone Number: (864)590-1691
E-Mail: dcanon@canonconsulting.com

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Auburn University, 1970

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Roof Consultants Institute, RCI, Fellow
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, Member
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, NSPE, Member
  • Southern Building Code Congress International

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

  • Professional Engineer in South Carolina
  • Professional Engineer in North Carolina
  • Professional Engineer in Georgia
  • Professional Engineer in Alabama
  • Professional Engineer in Virginia
  • Professional Engineer in Ohio
  • RCI Registered Roof Consultant
  • (Original registration through examination as a Structural Engineer)

CAREER SUMMARY

Mr. Canon has a broad range of experience in many facets of engineering including roof engineering, forensic engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, and materials engineering. He has worked as a roof consultant and structural design engineer in a variety of projects from the bid stage through final acceptance. He has a diverse knowledge of materials including roofing, concrete, steel, aluminum, and timber.

ROOF CONSULTATION

Mr. Canon has experience in all phases of the design and construction of roof systems. This experience includes: forensic engineering and evaluation of existing systems; failure investigations of roofs and support structures; consultation with Architects and Engineers in the pre-design of new roof systems; development of Contract Document packages including plans, details, and specifications for repairing, reroofing, recovering, and retrofitting of roofs; construction planning and management; construction sequence planning; structural evaluation and design consideration for support structures; drainage analysis; and roof observations during construction for quality assurance.

He is an experienced infrared thermographer and has performed numerous infrared and nuclear moisture condition surveys on existing systems and recently constructed systems. Mr. Canon is well versed in the state of the art roofing systems and materials including conventional built-up roofing, modified bitumen roofing, single ply roofing, cedar shakes and shingles, asphalt shingles, metal, sprayed polyurethane roofing. He has performed a wide variety of roof related testing such as FM Global Wind Uplift Tests, ASTM dissections, gradation, etc. He has attended training courses at the Build-Up Roofing Systems Institute (BURSI), the Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI), the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), and the University of Wisconsin. He is a Charter Member of RCI, the 1985 and 1986 President of RCI, and in 1987 was awarded Fellow of the Institute. He has provide educational presentations to groups at universities and professional organizations throughout the United States. Mr. Canon is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), and a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC).

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

1965 – 1971:
State of Alabama Highway Department
Alexander City, Ala.

Engineering Assistant – Project Engineer

Duties included the inspection of concrete formwork, placement and batch plants, structural steel erection, compaction testing and drafting. Later became Survey Party Chief for preliminary through final route survey for highways. Prior to graduation was Assistant Project Engineer (Field Representative) on construction of multispan bridge over a river. Upon graduation was assigned as Project Engineer on a multispan bridge over a rail road. Totally responsible for the project layout, quality control, safety, inspection documentation, etc..

1971 – 1974:
United States Army Corp of Engineers: 2nd Lieutenant – 1st Lieutenant
Ft. Belvoir, Va.; Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; Ft. Richardson, Ak.; Ft. Benning, Ga.

Completed U. S. Army Engineer Officer’s Basic Course (combat) followed by the Engineer Officers Construction Course. (Commandant’s list, both courses). Next assigned as Executive Training Officer of an engineering training company; 150 to 200 men trained each eight weeks. Assigned as acting company commander for eight weeks. Reassigned to Anchorage, Alaska as a Corp of Engineers Construc- tion Inspector for seven concurrent projects totalling $3 Million. Final assignment at Ft. Benning, as a Construction Inspector for the reroofing of 90 buildings on post. Also Office Manager of the Contract Operations Branch and the Safety Engineer of the Post Facilities Shops.

1974 – 1978:
Milliken Service Corporationi, Engineering Department
Spartanburg, S.C.

Structural Engineer

Primarily design of concrete slabs on grade, special construction for chemicals on concrete, and medium industrial building design. Performed load analysis of existing structures and reinforcement of the same. Project manager on roofing projects and development of special roof details. Completed several elevator renovations and new elevator designs. Specification writing, estimating and contract control were also part of experience of this employ.

1978 – 1980:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc.
Spartanburg, S.C.

Senior Designer – Engineer

Design of foundations for dish-shaped solar collectors for General Electric project. Assigned to Department of Energy contracts at Oak Ridge, Tenn.: Toxicology, Energy Pollution Control System and Utility Systems Restoration at Y-12 Plant. Received security Q clearance. Next assigned to group involved with textile clients. Supervised other designers and coordinated detailing. Prepared various arrangements and techniques for cost estimate comparison.

1980 – 1983:
Law Engineering Testing Co.
Greenville, S.C.

Senior Roofing Engineer
Senior Scientist Structural Engineer

Organized and managed a corporate roof moisture survey department serving 27 branch offices located from Alaska to Connecticut to Florida. Provided roof consulting services and testing for new construction, reroofing, and forensic projects. Trained personnel in roof inspections and testing. Marketing director for roof services.

1983 – Present:
Canon Consulting & Engineering Co., Inc.
Moore, S.C.

Roof Consultant and Roof Engineer
Structural Engineer

Organized Canon Consulting & Engineering Co., Inc. as a Roof Consulting Resource dedicated to the service of Owners, Architects, Engineers, Building Managers, Insurance Companies and the Legal Profession. Provides direct consultation in the evaluation and testing of existing roofs, forensic investigations, and the design and testing of new roof systems on new and old buildings.