Joel Cornwall is a professional geologist with more than ten years experience investigating subsidence and sinkhole-impacted structures. Mr. Cornwall is recognized as a Neutral Evaluator by the Florida Department of Financial Services for the purposes of conducting alternate dispute resolutions of property insurance sinkhole claims and has conducted twenty-one Neutral Evaluations since May 2012. Mr. Cornwall’s expertise in determining the presence of sinkhole activity at a property, as defined by Florida Statute §627.706-707, is based on his involvement in more than 1,000 investigations of residential and commercial properties, including more than a dozen multiple-building commercial and condominium properties. His experience includes performing forensic geologic and geotechnical investigations and performing or supervising tasks such as SPT borings, CPT soundings, geophysical surveys, monitor well installation, sediment and water sampling, and rock coring. Mr. Cornwall has also deployed outside the USA for short-term geotechnical and geophysical projects in Western Australia and Mexico.
Field coordinator for a deep seismic survey within an urban environment to aid in determining the location of a waste injection well for a chemical processing plant. The project involved the collection of 135 km of 2D seismic data.
Field operations manager and geologist for an electrical resistivity imaging survey within a rapid infiltration basin at a wastewater facility to delineate a confining unit and monitor borings and well installation. The objective was to identify geologic features that might impact groundwater flow and to provide ground-trothing with confirmatory borings.
Staff geologist on standby to finalize project field documents; trained in Australian and British standards for geotechnical testing.
Staff geologist to monitor and log limestone corings to assess economic uses and potential for development of a quarry. The project included limerock bearing ratio and chemical composition testing to determine potential use for aggregate or cement.
Staff geologist to collect sediment and water samples from settlement ponds at a decommissioned phosphate processing plant.
Staff geologist to observe and document construction of various earthworks at mine and quarry sites, including slurry walls, berms, and recharge ditches.
Geologist/Neutral Evaluator: 2013 to present
Project Manager/Neutral Evaluator: 2011 - 2012
Commercial Claims Project Manager: 2010 - 2011
Staff Geologist/Project Geologist: 2003 - 2010
Professional Geologist, Florida (No. 2622)
Licensed Geologist, Washington (No. 2918)
Florida Department of Financial Services Certified Neutral Evaluator
MSHA Mine Safety Training
Electrical Resistivity Imaging Training, Advanced Geosciences, Inc.
American Institute of Professional Geologists
Geological Society of America