Luis G. Daza Duarte

Courses Taught (in the last four semesters prior to current visit):

ARQU 4321 / 6325- Structures I: Statics, Equilibrium and Analysis of Statically Determined Structures

ARQU 4322 / 6326- Structures II: Strength of Materials and Structural Behavior

ARQU 4323 – Structures III

ARQU 6328 – Applied Structural Design

Educational Credentials:

(1996) Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.

(1992) Master’s in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.

(1988) Bachelor’s Degree in Roadways and Transportation Engineering. Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia. Tunja, Colombia.

Teaching Experience:

(1997-Present) Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico.

(1990-1995) Teacher Assistant Professor. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Puerto Rico.

Professional Experience:

(2001-Present) Principal. DAZA Structural Eng. Services P.S.C. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(1998-2001) Senior Structural Engineer & Director. CSA Architects & Engineers, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

(1996-1998) Structural Engineer. David McCloskey S.E., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.


Licensed engineer in Puerto Rico No. 16707

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

(2021) Composite soils using synthetic lightweight aggregates to prevent slope collapses and for settlement control”. Luis G. Daza ; Aniel Grillasca and Génesis Haizel Colón Ortiz. RIDNAIC, Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil. Vol.21 (1). Diciembre 2021.

(2021) A Case Study Repository for Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainability Education following a Natural Disaster. Case study #2. Seismic Vulneravilty of Public Schools in Puerto Rico. ASEE -2021 NSF RISE-UP. Repository CLP HC. July 2021. Daza, L.G., & Cavallin, H.E.& Lopez del Puerto, C.

(2007) “Study of the Efficiency in the Control of Lateral Displacements in Frame Systems”. International Journal of Natural Disasters, Accidents and Civil Infrastructure. Volume 7, Number 2-3, pages127-142.
Journal Of Natural Disasters, Accidents and Civil Infrastructure, Vol. 3, Num. 1, page 33-48.

(2009) “Correlation Between Minimum Building Strength and the Response Modification Factor”. 5th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, 5-ISEC. Las Vegas, NV, September 21-25.

Recent Creative Work:

(2021) Seismic assessment of embellishment Building DTOP PR 591, Km1.6 El Tuque, Ponce, PR.

(2021) Seismic assessment of Main DTOP Building Ponce. PR 591, Km1.6 El Tuque, Canas Ward, Ponce, PR.

(2020) Seismic evaluation of Public Housing Complex Luis Muñoz Rivera, Guánica, PR.

(2020) Seismic evaluation of the Child Care Center, 150 Chardón Avenue, San Juan, PR.

(2020) Seismic Evaluation of the Parking building – US Federal court,150 Chardón Avenue, San Juan, PR.

(2015) Structural evaluation and repair of “Parque de las Ciencias” steel bridge. Bayamón, PR.

(2015) Seismic Evaluation of the World Plaza Building, Hato Rey, PR.

Professional Memberships:

College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR)

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