Bennett & Pless Structural Engineers
Experience Structural Expertise

Services

what we do.


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Technical Facilities.  

adaptive structural know-how.

Our definition of technical facilities are structures which don't house people. It is important that these structures adapt to the use of the facility.  Bennett & Pless is highly skilled at understanding the functionality of the facility and the equipment/goods that are housed within it, then tailoring the structure to suit. We are recognized experts in a number of markets involving technical facilities including data centers, self storage facilities, signs and billboards, light industrial buildings, heavy industrial installations and manufacturing facilities.

These technical facilities also tend to be subject to additions and modifications. Making existing facilities work without structural upgrades requires experience and knowledge to develop simple solutions and produce designs which do not impact on-going operations. Bennett & Pless has that know-how.


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Building Structures.

 Multi-industry expertise.

With our substantial experience designing commercial, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, and parking structures, you can be confident that the structure will be efficiently designed.  With over 50 years of experience comes an intimate knowledge of all building materials, structural systems and construction techniques that results in pragmatic building designs being developed to suit project-specific needs.

Maximum benefit is derived on projects involving existing buildings, whether they are renovations, adaptive re-use or structural assessments, this is where the firm’s breadth of experience and depth of knowledge can make these more constrained projects a cost-effective reality.


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Wireless Infrastructure.

The speed and knowledge to deliver.

Bennett & Pless has been involved in the telecom industry for the past 25 years from the early analog years to the current digital era. It is one our niches where we are a recognized industry leader. In this industry, our focus is on leveraging our structural engineering expertise as it relates to telecom structures including wireless towers, tall broadcast towers, rooftop building installations, satellite dish installations and other telecom installations. We have the capacity, systems and national coverage to responsively meet the demands of this fast-paced industry. 

The firm is involved in the analysis or design of over 1,000 telecom structures a year. We are an active member of the TIA/EIA-222 Tower Standard and heavily involved in the wireless industry itself. 

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Consulting Services.

Fully leveraging our expertise.

All structural problems are not created equal.  Some require more sophisticated knowledge – whether that is familiarity with historic building codes, scientific insight into material behavior, theoretical understanding of structural failure mechanisms or some other deeper expertise.  At Bennett & Pless, we have a “Special Projects Group” specifically focused on these one-of-a-kind projects that often require a greater depth of experience solved by senior structural engineers focused on these unique structural challenges. Unlike most traditional structural engineering firms, Bennett & Pless has created an engineering staff where over half of our engineers are Professional Engineers with more than 20 years of structural engineering know-how.  With this experience, we have the knowledge and practical mindset to solve your most complex problems.


Testimonials.

See what our clients have to say about us. 

I have worked with many engineering firms in my career, however for the past 10 years Bennett & Pless has been my “go-to” firm. Whether the project is all new construction or a complex renovation, Bennett & Pless has always been able to develop and execute a workable solution that saves me money.
— KRISTIE CRAMER, Project Engineering, Wacker Chemie AG

As a design-build contractor, we only partner with engineering firms that are creative in their approach and responsive to our tight deadlines. Bennett & Pless consistently meet our needs and have demonstrated that they have the depth of structural expertise and the right attitude necessary to do so.
— Valent Design Group

Bennett and Pless is the only engineering stamp that I will accept on my drawings. They are uniquely qualified and experienced when designing billboards – the core of our business. That experience results in faster approval, cost savings and swift problem solving in and out of the field.
— David Fontanarosa, President, Fontanarosa Media Group

Bennett & Pless have always been timely and professional with their work product. One contributing factor for this is the communication they have with the companies they work with. They are very responsive and correspond in a clear and concise manner. Their approach is straightforward and their staff is both experienced and qualified.
— Anthony Masciello, Sr. Project Manager, Epic Response
 
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

10 years ago, we began to work with Bennett & Pless on nearly all our projects and have found Bennett & Pless’ customer service and availability to be excellent. They are enjoyable to work with, responsive and consistently provide value to us and our clients. Bennett & Pless is just that kind of firm.
— Bob Franklin, President, Franklin Architects

Rooftop know-how. That’s what stands out with Bennett & Pless. Our rooftop wireless business requires the level of outside-the-box thinking and deep knowledge of building structures that Bennett & Pless have demonstrated time and time again on our rooftop projects. Bottom line…we can count on them to deliver every time.
— Michael Belski, Sr. Vice President, Vertical Bridge

….you give us a real sense of comfort and confidence. In all cases and circumstances, you all project an aura of trust and common sense. Other firms just cannot measure up to that.
— Bud Schaerer, President, Schaerer Contracting