Information about the
Daniel Silvestre was
born in Cordoba, Argentina and graduated in 1981 from the National
University of Cordoba with the Degree of Construction and Structural
In 1983 and 1985 he participated in the Specialization Seminars of
Earthquake Resistant Structures.
Daniel and his family moved to Orlando, Florida in 1988, where they
have lived since.
He obtained an equivalence and competence degree in two first class
national institutions on education and competence titled:
- World Education Center in New York, September 1989
- International Education Research Foundation in Los Angeles
California, June 1990
He worked for leading companies in metallic and wood structures for
On those companies, clients were offered a complete package
including engineering consulting services as well as the
manufacturing and installation of such structures.
In 1998 he opened his own highly specialized company in structural
design for new construction as well as structural repairs on
He participated in Seminars and Courses on wind-resistant
structures, mainly for hurricanes and tornados.
He participated in the original calculations and designs of the
construction of a model at a 0.5 to 1 scale that was finally tested
in the wind tunnel of the University of Texas and which allowed the
analysis of the behavior of all structural components when facing
wind or the strongest horizontal forces.
He also participated in many of the FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency), seminars and courses to evaluate the damages
caused by Hurricane Andrew in South Miami back in 1992 as well as
some other devastating storm after that. The results of those
seminars originated changes and updates in the Florida Building Code
throughout the years.
company was created to work closely with its clients, with permanent
interaction to achieve the best results. The idea is to assign the
best possible team work to each project based on its nature.
This organization works in engineering consulting projects, using
the highest technology available for structural calculation and
We can also create a joint venture type of company by hiring local
hand labor in each of the regions in which such projects are
As part of our services, we can include a follow-up of the design
works developed, which translates into a supervision or technical
audit of the work during construction.
This is the best formula to ensure that the final product is equal
to or better than expected during the design stage.
What set us apart:
+ We have qualified personnel in each of the required specialties
for the execution of successful projects.
+ We adapt to your needs to develop projects from their inception
until we reach the target objectives.
+ We implement strategic planning systems to guarantee that your
project will be executed within the agreed schedule and budget.
The exercise of structural design, independently from the
application area, requires the fulfillment of three critical
factors, to wit: knowledge, creativity and quality; together, these
elements guarantee the consistency and integrity of the design,
reducing the risk of errors or technical flaws and claims during
Daniel Silvestre, with the use of specific design techniques and
software for each application area, guarantees the fulfillment of
the three aforementioned fundamental aspects.
Those techniques or methods, embrace all the different phases and
Vertical Loading, Overturning, Lateral Forces, Wind Load Forces and
Uplift, Deflection, Rigid Porticos, Positive and Negative Moments,
Shear Forces and Diaphragms, Foundation Systems, etc.
Once calculations are finished, we normally produce a set of
“Structural Plans” drawn in Autocad.
Engineering Field Supervision:
Upon request and as previously mentioned, our firm believes in this
aspect which ensures the best possible quality of our services and
The joint application of construction techniques and the quality
control process broadly guarantee the quality of work of Daniel
Silvestre and his company.
The supervision of projects and the permanent interaction between
our firm and the architect, builder and owner and/or its
representatives, is the most effective tool to ensure the success of
our common goals.