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Staff Spotlight: Dan Sarata, PE

By April 28, 2021No Comments2 min read

Daniel Sarata has been a structural engineer with Encorus for twelve years, and is currently the firm’s structural engineer lead.  He has worked on a wide range of projects, including for healthcare facilities, Department of Energy sites, retail stores, colleges and universities, and industrial and manufacturing clients. Daniel is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states, including New York, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania.

Daniel earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He started his career over twenty years ago as a junior engineer, gaining experience by assisting with AutoCAD drafting, construction inspection, performing engineering calculations, reviewing drawings and submittals for compliance with project specifications and requirements, and performing building code review.  All of these skills have carried forward, and Daniel’s attention to detail makes him the person to ask when there is a question about requirements or compliance.

Daniel has always been fascinated by technical drawings and decided in high school that he needed to be surrounded by them. One of his most memorable projects was the structural assessment of the BU-34/35 Nike Missile Silos that were to be cleaned and demolished. He once was awarded a project on a coin toss. Daniel will say that he has been very lucky to have great mentors such as Kirk Wilson and Joseph Jaracz. They set the professional example that he uses while mentoring today.

Daniel lives in Orchard Park with his wife and their three children.  He has been involved in Boy Scouts, Little League Baseball, and has an interest in space and the cosmos.  He shares his knowledge in a “Cosmic News” section for the Encorus Group’s monthly newsletter. Lately, Daniel has had a strong interest in languages and how they have evolved throughout history. He also enjoys the science fiction of the Star Wars universe and solving things like Hanayama puzzles.