danielDaniel VanDorpe, PE, CBO
Founding President

Dan VanDorpe is the founding partner of VCA. Prior to starting the firm, Mr. VanDorpe spent six years with the Federal Administration as a facilities engineer and thirteen years in municipal government planning, building and public works departments. He was the Building Official for the City of Anaheim before starting private practice and currently serves as a member of the Anaheim Budget commission, which he chaired for eight years.

Mr. VanDorpe serves on the board of directors of the Orange County Building Industry Association and is an active member of several building code organizations including ICBO, NFPA and ICC. He is a civil and fire protection engineer and is registered in California, Nevada, Colorado and Texas.

During his tenure with the FAA, Mr. VanDorpe was the project engineer for the expansion of aircraft navigation facilities at several major airports including Denver and Las Vegas international airports. As Building Official for the City of Anaheim he was responsible for issuance of all building permits and inspection in the City. Major projects included Disneyland expansion, the Anaheim Convention Center expansion and several thousand new homes and shopping centers in the development of Anaheim Hills.

Other Activities

  • City of Anaheim Budget Commission, chairman for eight years
  • Active in religious and social organizations
  • Member of Anaheim Union High School, Building Industry Technology Academy


US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Build It Green (BIG)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
California Building Officials (CALBO)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
California Commissioning Collaborative (CACx)


VCA Structural
Residential and commercial structural engineering

VCA Code
Building Code consultants, plan check and staffing