Meet the Author & Instructor...


Dan graduated from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program with a Bachelor in Architecture. In his early career he worked for both architects and structural engineers producing large commercial construction documents including field inspection on several projects. Dan also worked for general contractors as a senior estimator and project manager on many multi-million dollar commercial and high rise projects. Later Dan worked for the number one concrete construction company in the United States, Baker Concrete. While at Baker, Dan performed many roles:  estimator, local and national sales manager for industrial concrete construction as well as one of the founding members of Baker University (Baker’s internal training). During that time, Dan Baker shared that the company loses money every year because co-workers struggle reading constrcution prints. Thus, Dan searched for a textbook to teach construction print reading and chose Print Reading for Construction by Walter Brown. With Walter’s retirement from education, Dan became the new author.  To date, he has completed 4 revisions of the textbook turning it into the #1 textbook for Print Reading in the United States and Canada.

Presently, Dan owns d. p. dorfmueller co. inc., a professional education company of print reading since 1998. He is an expert architectural concrete consultant and an educator and certification examiner of concrete finishers. Dan’s 45 plus years in construction and travels have taken him across the United States as well as overseas educating and helping others achieve more success in the construction industry.

Dan looks forward to helping those who choose this program to become more proficient in the art of reading prints.

Allied Construction Industries - Cincinnati, OH
Baker Concrete Construction - Monroe, OH
Casa De Piedra S. A., La Nestle Job - Santiago, Chile
Cantera Concrete Co. - Tulsa, OK
CBI Constructors, Water Tower Div. - Birmingham, AL
Cincinnati Commercial Contracting - Cincinnati OH
Dayton Superior - Miamisburg, OH
DPR Concrete, CA
Holland Roofing - Florence, KY
ICH - Santiago, Chile
Igel Construction - Columbus, OH
Jostin Concrete Construction - Cincinnati, OH
Keystone Structural Concrete LTD - Houston, TX
International Union of Operating Engineers - Chicago, IL
McClone Construction, CA
Murray Decorative Supply - Kansas City, KS
Patterned Concrete of Cincinnati - Fairfield, OH
Pisocreto - Bogota, Columbia
TWC Concrete - Cincinnati, OH
Skanska USA, Miami, FL
Washington Metro Transit Authority - Washington, DC
Wieser Brothers - La Crescent, MN