Paul H. Danforth, P.E., S.I.

Regional Vice President

PAUL DANFORTH is a Florida registered Professional Engineer and serves as Regional Vice President of GFA international, Inc. Paul has been providing construction materials testing services and engineering consulting for over 34 years. Paul is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. His past experience has included performing the duties of Threshold Inspector, Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Design Engineer, Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Engineering Technician and Quality Control Technician. As a licensed Special Inspector, Paul has provided qualification of numerous threshold buildings.

Paul has technical expertise in the determination of soil properties, settlement analysis, slope stability, groundwater evaluations, shallow and deep foundation design, and earthwork/site development monitoring. His management of residential, commercial and industrial geotechnical projects has included development feasibility and preliminary geotechnical studies, earthwork and foundation design, grading/compaction monitoring and construction inspection of foundations and superstructures. He has performed distress analysis and remedial design for a wide variety of failure mechanisms, including: fill settlement, expansive soil and drainage related problems, slope instability and landslides, soil corrosion and groundwater issues. In addition, Paul has technical expertise in environmental, construction materials testing (soil, concrete, asphalt), threshold inspections, structural design, building code inspections and forensic evaluation.

Paul oversees the Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, and Delray Beach operations of GFA. Operations include Building Inspection, Geotechnical Evaluations, Construction Materials Testing, Structural Design, Threshold Inspection, Forensic and Code Compliance services for residential, commercial, public and industrial projects.


  • Florida Registered Professional Engineer #44653
  • Florida Registered Special Inspector #1103
  • Texas Registered Professional Engineer #116221
  • Mississippi Registered Professional Engineer #25174
  • Louisiana Registered Professional Engineer #38506
  • Alabama Registered Professional Engineer #34069-E