December 2014


Dr. Dan Brown is recognized as one of America’s leading authorities on the construction and design of deep foundations for transportation structures.  After 22 years on the faculty at Auburn University, Dr. Brown remains active in deep foundation practice through his consulting firm, Dan Brown and Associates.  He has been recognized with the ASCE Martin Kapp Foundation Engineering Award, the Deep Foundations Institute Distinguished Service Award and the ADSC Outstanding Service Award.  Dr. Brown has authored numerous technical papers and was lead author of the 2010 FHWA manual on design and construction of drilled shafts.  His consulting work includes the foundation design of numerous large bridge projects, including the Audubon Bridge in Louisiana, the Bond Memorial Bridge in Kansas City, the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in St. Louis, the St. Croix Bridge in Minnesota, the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and numerous others. He is a member of the Moles, a Trustee of the DFI, past chair of the Geo-Institute Deep Foundations Committee, a current member of Transportation Research Board Committee AFS30.  He and his wife Barbara entertain their grandchildren and occasional wayward motorcyclists at their home in the Tennessee Mountains near Chattanooga.