Structural Engineers' ExpertiseExperience structural expertise.

With Bennett & Pless, you not only gain access to nationally recognized structural engineering expertise, but will have an exceptional project delivery experience.

“Bennett & Pless has been our first choice for structural engineering all these years… I have forty-five years of excellent experience with you and don’t have any incentive to make a change…you are creative…you apply sound structural solutions that aren’t too conservative…you produce sound technical documents with few field changes…your fees have remained competitive.”

William H. Wilkerson, President, Derthick, Henley & Wilkerson Architects

Structural Engineers Rex and MoeHistory.  50 years of client service.

Bennett & Pless was originally founded in Atlanta in 1964 by Moe Bennett as E.M. Bennett, Inc. In 1967, Rex Pless joined E.M. Bennett and the firm became Bennett & Pless, Inc. The firm opened an office in Chattanooga, TN in 1969 to satisfy the needs of a key client. This act established the culture of the firm as one continuously recognized for delivering an exceptional client experience. As a further testament to this client focus, the firm has clients that it has continuously worked with since inception. Bennett & Pless still today enjoys the reputation of being one of the top structural engineering firms in the southeast, recognized for its high level of structural engineering expertise upon which the firm was founded 50 years ago.

Leadership.  Deep expertise.


Why Bennet & Pless?Why Bennett & Pless?

When we asked our clients, this is what they told us:

  1. Responsive – We can always reach you and get our issue addressed quickly.
  2. Listeners – You understand what we want and deliver it.
  3. Experts – You reliably have the optimal solution to each technical challenge.
  4. Timely – You do what you say, when you say you are going to do it.
  5. Fun – We enjoy working with you.

We invite you to experience Bennett & Pless.

Structural Engineering AwardsAwards.  Validation of our expertise.

Bennett & Pless has been honored with more than 25 awards from a wide variety of organizations in multiple states for a diverse range of building/structure types and material use. We pride ourselves in our ability to solve any structural engineering challenge, no matter how unique the circumstance. The breadth of our awards is validation of this core competency.