Daniel Franco

Associate III


Daniel Franco is experienced in geotechnical engineering including field and laboratory investigations, and engineering analysis and design. Mr. Franco has worked on a wide range of projects including foundations; transportation infrastructure; single-family subdivisions; commercial and industrial buildings; water treatment plants; investigation of damaged structures; stability evaluations; landslide analysis; and slope stability for tailing impoundments. Mr. Franco is a licensed FAA Part 107 small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS/drone) pilot.



Slope Stability

  • Single-Family Home - Salida, CO: Slope stability analysis and remediation of landslide affecting home
  • Apartment Building - San Antonio, TX: Slope movement monitoring and analysis affecting five-story building
  • Endeavor Silver, Great Panther Silver, and Capstone Mines - Mexico: Installation and monitoring of inclinometers, piezometers, and survey monuments for slope evaluation of tailings impoundment*


Earth Retaining Structures

  • TxDOT Highway 280 - Fort Worth, TX: Design of soldier piles and wood lagging shoring system
  • Parking Garage - Chicago, IL: Soil screw (helical anchor) design of existing retention wall
  • Apartment complex - Austin, TX: Retaining wall analysis
  • Silver Reef Apartments - Lakewood, CO: Condition assessment of apartment retaining walls
  • Oceanwide Center - San Francisco, CA: Cutter soil mixing construction observation for eighty-foot excavation



  • TxDOT Highway 280 - Fort Worth, TX: Drilled shaft design for temporary jacking towers used to lift bridge girders
  • Various buildings - Anchorage, AK: Foundation evaluation of residential and commercial buildings after seismic event
  • Rockport Airport Hangar - Rockport, TX: Foundation design of airport hangar


Subsurface Investigation

  • Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant - Grand Junction, CO: Geotechnical investigation to evaluate existing structures and subsurface ground conditions
  • Residential, Commercial, and Educational Buildings - CO: Geotechnical investigation for heave and settlement analysis of existing buildings



  • New Mexico Department of Transportation Bridge Inspections: Inspection using National Bridge Inspection Standards and reporting of 120 bridges*

 *Projects prior to WJE

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Civil, Agricultural, and Geological Engineering (ACAGE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Chi Epsilon Honor Society
Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers (CAGE)


Professional Engineer in CO and TX
Certified Remote Pilot (Part 107)


New Mexico State University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2015
Master of Science, Geotechnical Engineering, 2016