October 1, 2016 – Bennett & Pless, one of the largest, longstanding, consulting structural engineering firms in the Southeast, recently promoted Thomas F. Ireland, PE to Principal. Ireland, who joined Bennett & Pless originally in 1985, has been instrumental in the firm’s growing practice as well as managing the Chattanooga office, where the firm established its presence in 1969. Ireland’s career began as a designer and he joined the Bennett & Pless team in 1985 after graduating Read More »
The Bennett & Pless family would like to share the passing of co-founder E.M. Bennett known affectionately as “Moe”. Rex Pless, COO of Bennett & Pless, commented “I have not only lost a good friend and long-time business partner, but the engineering community has lost a highly respected and talented structural engineer. Moe will indeed be missed”. For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Moe, the family has suggested a donation to Global Missions Peachtree Road Read More »
September 18, 2014 - Chattanooga, TN More than 75 Industry leaders from Chattanooga and throughout the Southeast celebrated a locally owned, internationally known engineering firm’s first 45 years in Chattanooga. Bennett & Pless, a consulting structural engineering firm, claims a bevy of local landmarks as being products of their engineering design: The Chattanooga Convention Center, Erlanger hospital, many buildings at the UTC campus and The Chattanoogan Hotel where the event was held to Read More »
February 21, 2014 – Atlanta, GA More than 100 industry leaders from throughout the Southeast last night celebrated a locally owned, internationally known engineering firm’s first 50 years. Bennett & Pless, a consulting structural engineering firm, started in Atlanta in 1964 and claim a bevy of local landmarks as being products of their engineering design: The Atlanta Financial Center, Colony Square and Cobb Galleria to name a few; as well as other national and international projects Read More »
Mr. Rex T. Pless, PE, COO of Bennett & Pless, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Thomas F. Ireland, PE has been appointed as a new Associate of the firm. Tommy joined Bennett & Pless in 1991 and has been instrumental in the firm’s growing practice in Chattanooga, TN. Mr. Ireland is regarded as one of the top structural engineers in Chattanooga. He is continually recognized by his clients as developing creative solutions to their project challenges and providing exceptional client Read More »
Rex T. Pless, PE announces Edward A. Gazzola, P.Eng as new co-owner and CEO as part of succession plan.
Mr. Rex T. Pless, PE, founder of Bennett & Pless, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Edward A. Gazzola, P.Eng., has joined Bennett & Pless as its new CEO and co-owner. As a highly-regarded and internationally recognized consulting engineering executive, Mr. Gazzola brings over 20 years of executive leadership to the business. He was a long term partner of the Canadian engineering firm, Morrison Hershfield, where under his leadership Gazzola expanded their business into the U.S. Read More »