David L. Hanks, Ph.D., P.E.
Consulting and Forensic Engineer
Dr. Hanks is a forensic and consulting engineer for the Kansas City District Office.
Dr. Hanks provides consultation related to the design and construction of industrial, commercial, and residential structures; failure analysis; materials testing; and infrared thermography. Prior to joining ED&T in 1996, Dr. Hanks was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition to teaching, he conducted academic research involving topics related to the alkali-silica reaction in concrete, utilization of municipal solid waste ash, strength characteristics of Type I and Type III portland cement, high-volume fly ash mixtures, dimensional stability of portland cement concrete, and drying shrinkage in concrete. Over the years, he has worked on a wide range of industrial and commercial projects including coal-fired power plants, submarine overhaul basins, and high-voltage electrical distribution structures and foundations.
Dr. Hanks is a licensed engineer in the following states: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Utah.